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Writing the Digital Business Handbook

CDOs, Digital Strategists Transform Organizations for Success
Digital is changing business as usual. And changing government as usual. And higher ed as usual. Whether you’re Timex, the State of Georgia, or Oxford’s SAID Business School, interacting with the public is rapidly changing and evolving.

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 .

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.

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:

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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:

Can Your CMS Handle Success?

CMS Selection Guide: State & Local Government Edition
The doctrine of open government, or opengov, holds that citizens have the right to access the documents and proceedings of the government to allow for effective public oversight.
State and local governments are embracing this open government initiative. They are providing government information online–including via smartphone–ranging from access to agency directories, maps, travel data, polling places, lottery numbers, and news. Digital, and especially mobile, government communications have taken on new importance in the role of public safety.

Can Your CMS Handle Success?

CMS Selection Guide: Media & Entertainment Edition
Today, the success stories in media, entertainment, and publishing sectors often do not originate from traditional sources. Successful books and videos have emerged directly from the Internet or have been propelled to success by online social communities. In order to compete successfully today, media organizations must have a CMS that can provide the content engine for smartphones, tablets, and other vital platforms, as well as be able to integrate into the multiple worlds of social media.

Simple Tips to Improve Drupal Performance: No Coding Required

Drupal is an extremely flexible framework, with an abundance of configuration options. With any large framework, flexibility and performance must be balanced. With correct configuration, Drupal can be lightning fast.
In this eBook, we show you how to optimize performance of your Drupal site without any knowledge of coding, server configuration, or the command line. This eBook focuses on those issues commonly found in Drupal, and which can be easily configured by any Drupal site builder.

Let’s Get Personal

For the Next-Generation Digital Experience, Success Is Built on Personalization
Personalization is as old as marketing itself. The simple definition hasn’t changed: Give each customer what he wants, how he wants it, when he wants it. This has been true since the days when customers returned regularly to their favorite shop because the clerk knew their name and was familiar with their individual shopping preferences.

From Zero to 60

Build Great Digital Experiences
Today’s marketplace couldn’t be more competitive. Staying ahead of the competition means being able to respond to a changing market instantly. Launching a marketing campaign, a new brand, or even a new family of brands can mean the difference between success…or trailing the pack. Acquia Cloud Site Factory offers a turnkey solution for deploying one—or many—sites quickly and inexpensively, and with rich content. Acquia manages the technology so that you can manage the content.

Are You Ready for Big Data?

The first weeks of 2013 were barely out of the gate when one industry analyst was already predicting that Big Data would be Time magazine’s 2013 “Person of the Year.” Watching what Google, Amazon, and Facebook have done with Big Data is impressive, enviable.
But what about companies with smaller staffs and budgets? When does it make sense to start up a Big Data program? If your email marketing system isn’t talking to your sales force automation system, and neither is synched up with your online purchase system, are you really ready to tackle a Big Data project?

Cooking Up Community

A Recipe for Fostering Drupal Success
“Come for the code. Stay for the community.” That’s the Drupal motto. Now that you have started using Drupal, is it time to create a Drupal community at your organization? The process of sharing, teaching, networking and collaborating is what turns the software that runs your website into the passion that changes your life.
We've put together a "Cookup Up Community" kit that contains everything you need for building your own Drupal community. This step-by-step guide provides the "recipe" that has worked for thousands of Drupalists who have built local Drupal communities.

Making the Shift to Open Source First

As the number of organizations that are comfortable with open source technologies increases, a curious new phenomenon is starting to take shape. Instead of viewing open source software as an alternative to commercial software, many of those organizations are making open source software their first choice for any and all IT projects. It’s only after searching high and low for open source software that can fill their needs that they actually consider using commercial software.

Tap Into Smartphone Demand

‘Mobile-izing’ Enterprise Websites With Flexible, Open Source Platforms
Today’s consumers are adopting the use of mobile devices at a rapid rate: A recent Pew Internet Project report found that 35 percent of American adults own smartphones, and a quarter of them use their mobile devices as their primary means of browsing the Internet. According to In-Stat’s research, smartphones will account for 45 percent of all phone shipments by 2015.

Four ways companies can use open source social publishing tools to enhance their business operations

A look at how leaders are using a menu of more than 12,000 Drupal modules to enable social sharing
In this E-book, we’ll take a look at four of the ways that businesses can utilize Drupal’s open source technology to engage in social publishing.

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