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Selecting the Right Solution to Build your Online Developer Community

A successful developer community isn’t just about code and documentation. Developers naturally meet online to swap code, ask questions, and discuss their latest developments in chat rooms and forums. By building a branded developer community with Commons, you not only foster their natural communication style, but also provide direct access to beta software, APIs, and technical help. With a combination of wikis, forums, blogs, profiles and other social business features, you can create a destination where developers want to contribute and stay engaged.

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Five websites you can Launch on Dev Cloud Without Coding

Getting a full-featured Drupal site up and running has never been easier. With Acquia's cloud-based hosting offering, you can deploy and customize a number of popular Drupal distributions and have powerful web application ready to use in just minutes. Join Robert Douglass as he shows five different tools for launching sites with Acquia's Dev Cloud where absolutely no programming necessary. He'll show:

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Five websites you can Launch on Dev Cloud Without Coding

Getting a full-featured Drupal site up and running has never been easier. With Acquia's cloud-based hosting offering, you can deploy and customize a number of popular Drupal distributions and have powerful web application ready to use in just minutes. Join Robert Douglass as he shows five different tools for launching sites with Acquia's Dev Cloud where absolutely no programming necessary. He'll show:

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Four Open Source Drupal Applications for Higher Ed

IT departments are continually faced with a variety of web challenges, these challenges have caused Universities to re-examine their online strategies and move from proprietary to open source software. Proprietary technologies are expensive, offer little flexibility, and don’t leave much room for innovation. Today, faculty members, researchers, and educators demand and need new ways to collaborate, publish information online, and interact with students.

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Four Open Source Drupal Applications for Higher Ed

IT departments are continually faced with a variety of web challenges, these challenges have caused Universities to re-examine their online strategies and move from proprietary to open source software. Proprietary technologies are expensive, offer little flexibility, and don’t leave much room for innovation. Today, faculty members, researchers, and educators demand and need new ways to collaborate, publish information online, and interact with students.

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Customizing Commons

Customizing Commons

Drupal Commons off-the-shelf is a ready-to-use, open source solution for building social business community sites. Without any customization, individuals can easily create communities for collaboration and corporate communication, or they can create communities for targeted audiences like developers and customer support teams.

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The Better Way to Social Business Communities

The Better Way to Social Business Communities: a Commons 2.0 Sneak Peek

What’s the better way to social business? Commons 2.0! Since the announcement at Enterprise 2.0, the much awaited release has seen lots of buzz and questions on what to expect. Activity streams, “like” buttons, group hierarchies, daily digests and more - join us to find out what all the buzz has been about for Commons 2.0!

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Leveraging Cloud to Optimize IT Investment

Higher Margins from Online Communities: Leveraging Cloud to Optimize IT Investment

Social networking has changed the way we communicate, connect and learn. World events cause peaks and valleys in our social stream; as do our business lives riddled with unexpected events as well as our daily collaboration amongst co-workers. As such, social is increasingly relied upon and continues to grow at an unprecedented rate.

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Tweet This! Leveraging Twitter into your Commons Community

Twitter now handles over a billion tweets every week. With over 200 million users, and almost half a million new users created every day, the power of Twitter is critical for any community to harness in order to ensure success. It has changed how we consume our information - how we get our news updates, celebrity gossip, coupons, deals, and connect with friends. All in 140 characters or less.

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White paper: Lower Social Business TCO with Commons (summary)

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This paper compares the total cost of ownership of the Open Source Social Publishing Drupal solution to various proprietary Content Management systems, Social Business Software alternatives, and other community building software platforms. Our analysis shows that combined license and support charges come in at 2% to 11% of the costs of proprietary alternatives. Read full article »

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