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Gartner: Acquia Named a Leader in the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management*

Find out why Acquia is named a leader in the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management (WCM)

White paper: Resource Guide: Developing for Mobile on Drupal

This resource guide directs you toward best practices for ensuring that your Drupal content looks just as good no matter where it ends up.Since there are two distinct areas of mobile development, each substantially different on the back-end, this guide distinguishes between mobile web sites and...

Acquia Lift: Personalization in Drupal

The days of “one-size-fits-all” marketing are over, and hyper-personalization is the new norm. Digital marketers and site owners are being asked to do more with less to engage customers, segment their audience, and offer highly tailored content.

White paper: The Drupal-Powered Enterprise

Delivering Extraordinary Web Experiences without Extraordinary Burdens
The Drupal-Powered Enterprise identifies three ways to capitalize on Drupal as a unified platform for low-cost, central management of multiple websites.

White paper: Assembling a Next Generation Enterprise Web Infrastructure with Drupal and Acquia

In this paper we describe how the open-source social publishing platform Drupal, together with Acquia, gives you the tools you need to regain control of your web content infrastructure and web applications -- and deliver the service you require.

Migrating to Drupal

Smoothly Transfer Content, Users, Interface, and Metadata
This paper examines scenarios for migrating from other content-management systems (CMSes) such as Vignette, Jive, FatWire, ColdFusion, and Joomla. It evaluates reasons for migration, describes migration methods and tools, and suggests best practices.

White paper: The Fastest Way to a Drupal site

Think it, Plan it, Build it.
This white paper will give you a small planning toolset and a few tips to help get you oriented. I’d like you to get a Drupal 7 website planned and online today, and the fastest way to get there is Drupal Gardens (drupalgardens.com). It saves you from the technical overhead and lets you dive into how Drupal works, exploring the administrative interface and learning how to organize content.

White paper: Get a Grip on Hosting Costs for Your High Volume Website

Improve performance, scalability and availability, while reducing business risk and costs with the Drupal Open Source social publishing platform and Acquia Hosting services
In this paper you will understand how website hosting can cost you a lot of money and how Acquia hosting can help eliminate those additional costs while reducing business risk.

White paper: Social Publishing for Marketers

A CMO’s guide to achieving breakthrough marketing results with social publishing from Drupal and Acquia
Read this Whitepaper to learn how the Drupal social publishing platform, in combination with Acquia expertise, support, and software as a service offering like Drupal Gardens, is the only combination for marketers to crack to the inbound marketing code, and how companies, government agencies, and other organizations are succeeding as a result.

White paper: Optimizing Drupal Performance - Benchmark Results

This paper presents the results of performance benchmarks for comparing several common PHP runtime environments and configurations. The application used for benchmarking is Drupal, the open source social publishing platform.

White paper: Buyers Guide, Building an Enterprise-Class Web Site with Drupal

This free 30-page guide offered by Mediacurrent and Acquia provides practical advice on how to approach a Drupal web site project and hands-on planning tools. The document goes into granularity about how an organization can proactively position and scope their Drupal based initiative for long-term success.

White paper: The Surest Path to Social Publishing

Open Source, Drupal and Acquia
Social technologies on the web have changed forever how organizations interact with their communities. Companies, government bodies, schools and universities are rethinking the possibilities and relationships they share with customers, constituents, students and faculty.