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Drupal 8 Development at the Speed of Lightning (& BLT)

Mon, 2017-01-09 17:12

Drupal 8 has arrived and everyone wants it now - or yesterday, for that matter. As developers, we are often working on tight deadlines and projects that require rapid development. Adding testing to your deployment cycle doesn’t have to be a question of additional cost versus code quality.

Join us on February 1st as the Promet Source development team, along with Acquia’s Matt Grasmick walks through how you can rapidly set up, test, and deploy a D8 build with the help of Acquia Lightning and BLT.

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"Speed to Real": Discover, Develop, and Deliver Customer Experiences

Fri, 2017-01-06 19:47

Speed and agility are the basis of effective and compelling customer experiences. Consumers today expect their digital brand interactions to be presented at their fingertips in an instant, all the while being completely personalized and responsive.

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How Wilson Sporting Goods Is Changing the Game with Experiential Commerce

Wed, 2017-01-04 15:37

In today’s competitive online retail space, it is no longer just about shopping, it's about telling a great story to your target audience and connecting them to the brand in a way that matches customer expectations. Wilson® Sporting Goods was committed to providing a highly engaging experience known as “Experiential Commerce”, which replicates the shopping experience consumers expect from a brick-and-mortar store, where they leave with an emotional allegiance to the brand and product in their hands.

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Drupal 7 vs. Drupal 8: A Contrast of Multilingual Support

Tue, 2017-01-03 18:18

As you likely know, creating multilingual websites in Drupal 7—with its web of modules and dependencies—is not for the faint of heart. What takes Drupal 7 20+ contrib modules to support is now part of core in Drupal 8. Its 4 multilingual core pillars—Language, Interface, Content, Config—make Drupal 8 a relieving contrast to Drupal 7’s old patchwork of multilingual afterthought.

In this webinar we will:

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The Digital Strategy Sessions | Episode Five: Projects, Programs and People

Fri, 2016-12-16 20:29

In Episode 4, we explored the technologies that underlie your customer’s experience with the brand. A digital platform won’t deliver results if the projects and people on it aren’t aligned. Once your team, projects and metrics tie to the customer’s bottom line, you’ll be able to consistently create amazing customer experiences.

Join us to discuss the final stage of the digital strategy, and learn:

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The Digital Strategy Sessions | Episode Four: Digital Platform

Fri, 2016-12-16 19:54

Now that we locked down a customer-centric strategy in Episode 3, it’s time to take a hard look at your web content management solution (WCM) as part of your digital experience platform. WCM is foundational for digital success. We’ll talk about this technology and why it’s a requirement for creating, managing and delivering great customer experiences on the channels they’re using.

Join us to hear:

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The Digital Strategy Sessions | Episode Three: Operating Model

Fri, 2016-12-16 19:38

When you’re able to identify the amazing customer experience, you can determine how your business operates to meet or exceed these expectations. But without the right structure and plan in place, you risk deviating from your “North Star,” which we identified in Episode 1 and Episode 2.

To ensure customers are at the root of every business decision, closely examine your organization to determine potential bottlenecks. Being able to identify obstacles makes it easier to prevent or alleviate them down the line.

Join us to:

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The Digital Strategy Sessions | Episode Two: Strategic Alignment

Fri, 2016-12-16 19:05

In Episode 1, we outlined how to identify a customer-centric vision, a “North Star”. With this in place, we’ll now learn how to align strategy with teams, current processes and available resources. We’ll establish benchmarks, then measure and optimize outcomes.

Join us to:

  • Learn how to execute amazing customer experiences that align with business needs
  • Identify next steps for translating business visions into measurable and actionable strategies
  • Overcome common roadblocks for aligning strategy with people and processes
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The Digital Strategy Sessions | Episode One: The Customer Experience

Thu, 2016-12-15 20:36

Your customer experience strategy is critical and determines your company’s success. Crafting the ultimate customer experience can be overwhelming, but we’ll discuss foundational elements to change the way you think.

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Modeling the Value of Personalization

Wed, 2016-11-16 21:57

In this day in age there is a lot of emphasis on personalization and how it can boost customer engagement. Yet, there are still skeptics out there that have their reservations on whether it's necessary for their business and worth the resources required to plan and execute on it.

If you’re looking to assess the value of implementing personalization on your digital properties, then join Stephen Skidmore (Director of Product Marketing, Acquia) and Lyndon Hedderly (Director of Digital Strategy, Acquia) as they discuss why and how to assess the value of personalization.

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Using Personalization to Enhance the Higher Education Experience

Wed, 2016-11-16 17:52

While a strong digital experience is a priority for most industries, higher education is known to be a laggard when it comes to driving digital innovation. But with the majority of institutional goals tied to maintaining a healthy pipeline of prospective students, being able to effectively resonate with a millennial audience on their terms requires an even more thoughtful, tailored and enhanced online experience. Enter: Personalization.

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Selling Acquia & Magento I Exclusive Partner Enablement Webinar

Tue, 2016-11-15 01:36

Acquia and Magento Commerce recently announced a partnership to support engaging, content-rich and personalized shopping experiences.

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How to Optimize Your Drupal Site with Structured Content

Mon, 2016-11-14 15:10

With the advent of real-time marketing technologies and design methodologies like atomic design, web pages are no longer just “pages” – they are collections of modular, dynamic data that can be rearranged according to the context of the user.

To provide optimized user experiences, marketers and publishers need to enrich websites with additional structure (taxonomy and metadata). By adding metadata, content becomes machine-understandable, which leads to better interoperability, SEO, and accessibility.

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Drupal on Fire: Ember, JSON API, and Decoupled Drupal 8

Thu, 2016-11-10 15:47

The Ember community describes its flagship framework as an "SDK for the web." Why has Ember captured the imagination of so many front-end developers involved in building single-page applications? Ember is an opinionated JavaScript framework which values convention over configuration — that is, a common set of practices rather than explicit settings.

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Build and Implement: How to Use Object Oriented PHP Code in Drupal 8

Mon, 2016-11-07 19:37

A lot of people know how to properly build Object Oriented PHP code but are stuck when they want to use that code in a Drupal 8 project. Learning how to use and refactor existing PHP code with the Drupal 8 API will allow you to leverage that code and make it play properly with Drupal 8.

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OpenY: One Digital Platform for all YMCAs

Tue, 2016-10-25 18:43

The YMCA faces the same challenges as most organizations with decentralized and fragmented digital ecosystems. To streamline resources and deliver on its philanthropic goals, the YMCA Twin Cities partnered with FFW - a digital agency and Acquia Preferred Partner - to build OpenY.

Open Y is an open source initiative to bring digital transformation and unity to the YMCA. Based on the philosophy that collaboration drives innovation and impact, Open Y brings together a community of YMCAs and digital partners to provide a common digital vision for the 160-year-old YMCA brand.

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Going Beyond The Click: The Importance of Web Personalization

Wed, 2016-10-19 20:27

Digital is changing the way that organizations need to interact and engage with their prospects and customers. Most organizations determine the effectiveness of their digital efforts based on conversions - but what happens after that conversion? According to a recent SiriusDecisions report, 80% of B2B marketers indicate that they will be using digital advertising in 2017, but less than 50% are measuring ‘beyond the click’.

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Successes and Challenges When Managing Large Scale Drupal Projects

Wed, 2016-10-19 18:45

Large scale Drupal projects are a special breed of Drupal project typically found with large enterprise customers. They involve managing multiple initiatives, partners, stakeholders and product owners. When development is performed by round-the-clock, globally distributed teams, project management complexity compounds. It’s critical that everyone understands the part they need to play. When executing projects with this scale, it can become challenging to maintain efficient agile workflows.

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A Future-Focused Digital Platform with Drupal 8

Tue, 2016-10-18 18:52

This just in: Al Jazeera Media Network, a leading provider in news and media broadcasting, is investing in its future by building a global, multi-lingual, unified CMS platform to streamline the creation and personalized delivery of news with Drupal 8.

Al Jazeera’s digital partner, Phase2, leveraged Lighting to accelerate development on the Drupal 8 enterprise platform.

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From Stone Age-worthy Sites to Cohesive Content: How Trinity University is Using Drupal to Enhance Their .Edu Space

Fri, 2016-10-14 17:28

Blogs, course content, research updates, and Spiders on Drugs. Wait ... what?! Faculty, staff, and student organizations at Trinity University had spent about a decade developing creative content and individual web sites on the trinity.edu domain. Unfortunately, their creativity was published online without any oversight or review process, and without a content management system to store or organize data.

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