Acquia eBooks

Github 101 for Government

Your government agency is new to Drupal or open source and you’re finding that one of the many benefits is the ability to share code and collaborate on projects with others.
Using tools and technologies such as the GitHub social coding platform, you can collaborate with a community of developers from every sector around the world on contributed code to help foster greater innovation and faster delivery of solutions and services. GitHub also provides tools that can help prevent poor quality or even malicious code from being introduced into your project.

How to Choose a Great CMS

The Complete Guide to Selecting Your Next Content Management System
The first generation content management system (CMS) essentially supported your website as a digital brochure. As digital technology started to become a bit more interesting, the second generation CMS added functionality to keep pace with video, interactive multimedia, and, eventually, the social media revolution, along with the rise of mobile devices and tablets.
And then, rather suddenly, the game changed. Digital became as much about business as it had been about communications, social interaction, or technological innovation.

Solving the Data Problem

How To Achieve Digital Marketing Success Through Open Data
While digital has created a great new way for businesses to interact directly with their customers, it’s also led to a very scary time for marketers.

How to Build a Global Commerce Ecosystem

For many brands operating in today’s world of retail, building a commerce ecosystem that not only fulfills needs domestically, but also internationally, is becoming a necessity. First, you have to build and implement a robust system for operating within your domestic market, and then you’ll need to expand the boundaries to grow your business outside of country lines. But building a world-class commerce website is no easy feat. A complicated technical venture, it requires the perfect blend of people, process, and technology.

The Power of a Unified Customer Profile

How to Turn Customer Data into Action with Acquia Lift ContextDB
Data is what makes the digital customer experience smarter, it’s what makes it personal, and it differentiates between an unknown tire kicker and a life-long, loyal customer. Without data, nothing else can happen. How can you cut through the massive amount of customer information, provide a personalized experience, continue to drive business and keep your sanity in a rapidly changing digital world?

The Modern Customer Journey: Converting Browsers into Buyers

The shopping journey of today’s modern consumer has changed dramatically since the early days of retail, when channels were fewer and the journey much less complex. Consumers today have far more options for every step of the journey, from initial product research to content consumption and final purchase. Complicate these options with the distractions consumers face at every turn, and it’s a wonder transactions are ever made.

5 Mistakes to Avoid on Your Drupal Website

Drupal is one of the most flexible content management systems in existence. This eBook provides best practices in five crucial areas of building and maintaining an effective Drupal site: Architecture:...

Open Source Guide: The Future of Government Technology

The Current State of Government Open Source
The terms “open” and “government” traditionally have been mutually exclusive. But that has changed. Today public officials at the federal, state, and local levels recognize that to truly be a government of the people, by the people, and for the people, they can’t operate in a closed, siloed environment.
As official search for ways to increase capabilities, transparency, and citizen engagement while decreasing spending, one solution is continuously bubbling to the top: open source technology.

The Future of Digital Services

Five Trends Transforming Government
The U.S. Government often gets taken to task for not being digital-minded enough. But is the tide turning?
More and more it seems the government is grasping the importance of technology, digital thinking, and new platforms. The recent launch of services and agencies like 18F and the U.S. Digital Service are confirming this trend in federal government. And at the state and local level, more chief innovation and chief digital officers are being hired to streamline design, technology and engagement efforts.

Four Reasons Your Technical Team Will Love Acquia Cloud Site Factory

In this ebook, you’ll read about the four reasons your technical team will love Acquia Cloud Site Factory, a solution that is designed to make your life easier and help your technical team kick some serious behind.
Built on the open source content management system Drupal, Acquia Cloud Site Factory is a cloud-based website management platform that allows users to create, manage, and deploy tens, hundreds, or even thousands of beautiful sites in record time from one unified dashboard.

Five Steps to Get Ready for the Acquia Certified Developer Exam

“I want to get Acquia Certified. How do I prepare for the exam?” is a frequently asked question since the launch of the Acquia Certified Developer exam in March 2014.
Whether you are an expert Drupalist or a relatively new one, this guide will provide you with an insight into the nature of the exam, give you clear advice on how you can prepare, and provide some useful exam-taking tips.

Five Reasons Enterprise Marketers Will Love Drupal 8

Drupal 8’s Power, Ease of Use, and Enterprise Level Technology Make It the Go-To Platform for Enterprise Marketers
The anticipated release of Drupal 8 promises some great opportunities and advantages for new marketers and new applications . Drupal 8 delivers all the power, capability and ease of use to make it a true enterprise-ready tool, with features rivaling any CMS on the market. It delivers on where the market is trending and the technologies of the internet . Reinforced stability and reliability increase Drupal’s suitability for the enterprise business more than ever.

Acquia Digital Lifecycle Management

Fostering Continuous Success in the Digital World
Acquia sees a market shift, which requires solutions that include functionality for building truly integrated experiences quickly and deploying those experiences reliably. Acquia calls this category of technology Digital Lifecycle Management.

All Commerce Is Social

Way back in 1999—a thousand years ago in Internet years—a writer and designer, named Darcy DiNucci, coined the phrase Web 2.0. This marked the beginning of the web as a social experience, eventually altering commerce so that today customers can be brand advocates who play a crucial role in building your business.

From Zero to 60... Build Great Digital Experiences in Higher Education with Acquia Cloud Site Factory

Colleges and universities were among the first organizations to create websites. they are natural content generators with access to great thinkers, cutting edge research, and engaged students, not to mention they embody the word community. the web, as a result, was the perfect vehicle for them to communicate all they had to share and to connect with others.

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