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Going Global 101: How to Manage Your Websites Worldwide Using Drupal

Fri, 2016-06-24 18:56

Internet usage has exploded worldwide over the last decade. More than one third of today’s world population has internet access. In fact, as of 2014, the number of internet users worldwide was 2.92 billion, up from 2.71 billion in the previous year. This shows that the ability to provide fully translated content to users is more important than ever. Translated content can help you to better market your brand in new regions, and establish your website as an international authority on its subject matter.

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Drupal 8, Where Did the Code Go? From Info Hook to Plugin

Fri, 2016-06-24 14:00

Looking at core and contrib modules for Drupal 8, you may be wondering "where did the code go?". Drupal 8 has removed many of the "info" hooks that were found in your module file and converted them to plugins.

In this webinar, we’ll discuss how plugins work and how to upgrade your module to Drupal 8 if it used one of the hooks that's been converted to a plugin. Topics covered will include:

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Lightning Distribution for Drupal: Build Advanced Authoring Experiences in Drupal 8

Tue, 2016-06-07 17:26

Lightning provides developers with a lightweight framework for building advanced authoring experiences in Drupal 8. Developers gain a massive head-start when building great authoring experiences with Lightning, but it has not been a simple development roadmap. In this webinar, learn about some of the decisions we had to tackle, including:

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Acquia Content Hub: What it is and how to sell it

Fri, 2016-06-03 17:21

Today’s technology landscape is riddled with constantly evolving web platforms, exciting new technologies, and stubborn legacy systems. It’s easy for business teams, who are rapidly creating content for these many sites and channels, to lose sight of what content is created and where it lives.

As a result, data and content are locked in back-end systems across organizations. And, because it’s difficult and expensive to connect technologies, teams end up wasting time and resources in efforts to publish that content on the web.

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Choosing the Right CMS for Mobile: How 3 Different Brands Found Success

Thu, 2016-05-26 19:56

While Fortune 500 brands, landscaping companies and technology organizations are very different, they all share a similar challenge: providing their end-users with consistent and engaging digital experiences on any device.

It seems like a no-brainer that websites today should be mobile responsive, but this can be a major overhaul depending on a company’s unique needs, combined with the capabilities of their existing CMS. Applied Materials, BrightView and Viavi all sought out open-source Drupal as a solution to their mobile demands.

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Real-time Personalization with Drupal: How to Get Started

Thu, 2016-05-26 18:35

Personalization is everywhere today, and while we don’t always realize its presence, its absence is felt. Modern users demand that each touchpoint in their digital experience be tailored to their unique needs and behaviors. In fact, nearly 75% of users get frustrated when content appears that has nothing to do with their interests.

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Ready, Aim, Fire: How to Mitigate Security Threats in the Cloud

Fri, 2016-05-20 13:46

The number of security threats that organizations face today is staggering, and can be overwhelming if your team is not armed with the right foundation and tools to combat them early.

Are you aware of the threats that are likely to impact your organization? DDoS (or Distributed Denial of Service) attacks are a common challenge for any IT department, and a growing concern for organizations both big and small. The sophistication and scale of these threats call for a WCM solution that can mitigate attacks before they impact your digital experience delivery.

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Entities 101: Understanding Data Structures in Drupal

Wed, 2016-05-18 19:26

Nodes, content entities, config entities, bundles, display modes... what? For people new to Drupal, and even those that have been around awhile, the naming of these things can be confusing. Understanding the philosophy behind the Entity system is important in order to make better decisions on how to build sites that work well, and do what you need to do.

In this webinar, learn about the different data structures in Drupal, how they work, and when to use them. Topics covered will include config vs. content entities, when to use a custom entity, and more including:

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Drupal 8: The Foundation for Digital Experience and Digital Business

Wed, 2016-05-18 17:25

As the demand for cross-channel, personalized digital experiences skyrockets, enterprise business and tech leaders are re-evaluating their digital platform foundations. At the same time, many organizations are looking to the digital world for new strategies to streamline the business, operate more efficiently AND better serve their customers.

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Driving Loyalty and Increasing Engagement: How Tampa General Hospital is Becoming a Trusted Consumer Brand

Mon, 2016-05-16 17:17

What do a coffee house, healthcare provider and credit card company have in common? While this may sound like the start to a bad joke, all three brands are working towards a common end goal: driving loyalty and increasing engagement.

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Out With the Old, in With the Open-source: Brainshark's Complete CMS Migration

Thu, 2016-05-05 19:00

Choosing the right Content Management System (CMS) for your business requires a lot of thought, research and evaluation. Are you getting enough site monitoring and support? Is the workflow user-friendly? Is the environment secure?

Brainshark, the leader in sales productivity solutions, needed a new CMS to support its business goals. The flexible, supportive framework and user-friendly interface of Drupal, combined with the availability, scalability and security of Acquia made for a platform that correlated directly with their business needs.

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Can We Save the Open Web?

Tue, 2016-05-03 01:00

The internet was founded on the principle that information should be open -- that everyone can build together. But we’ve come a long way in how the web looks and operates. Even as millions of websites and billions of people have come online, access to content is increasingly controlled by a handful of powerful corporations like Google, Facebook and Apple. These giants collect and silo our data, leading to questions about users’ privacy, consent and access.

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Load Testing 101: How to Plan and Execute an Effective Load Test

Wed, 2016-04-27 23:02

Load testing, while often overlooked, is a critical part of ensuring that your website is performing properly. With the right load testing approach, you can feel confident that your site will keep responding under the load of projected spikes in traffic, and understand just how your site responds to this traffic.

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Common Pitfalls for your Drupal Site, and How to Avoid Them

Fri, 2016-04-22 14:26

Drupal can be a resource-intensive system. Any moderately complicated site will generate a lot of database queries and use a fair amount of memory to build pages to serve to visitors. With some judicious tuning, however, Drupal can perform really well, and at scale.

In this webinar, Drew Webber, Principal Support Engineer at Acquia, will discuss some common pitfalls encountered by sites that struggle in the face of increased traffic. Attendees will walk away with a deeper understanding of:

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Migrating to Drupal 8: How to Migrate Your Content and Minimize the Risks

Thu, 2016-04-14 17:25

Migrating to Drupal 8 might seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. Sometimes, it is possible to migrate simply. Other times, the needs of the migration require customization of the migration, which can introduce significant challenges. However, with the right planning and processes in place, effectively migrating your content can be easy.

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Getting The Most Out of Your Acquia Partnership

Thu, 2016-04-14 13:07

You’re the experts in building the next generation of customer experience, but we believe that we’re the pros when it comes to empowering our partners’ creative freedom to build award-winning brands better, faster, and smarter. Bottom line, we want to help you win more enterprise deals.

Whether you're already an existing Acquia Partner or just interested in learning more, this is a great opportunity to learn about what it means to be an Acquia Partner, and ultimately how we can help you build your business.

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Digital Government Strategies: A New Era of Digital Services

Fri, 2016-04-08 18:43

For years, government agencies have been looking to technology to improve their ability to deliver services to their various constituencies. But now they are really feeling the heat. Thanks to advances in the world of retail, banking, and other sectors, the idea of digital services has gone from being a novelty to being an expectation.

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Caching Strategies for Scaling Drupal: Common Missteps vs Best Practices

Fri, 2016-04-08 17:13

Is your cache performing the way you want? Do you have issues with stale content or too many hits to origin? Cache plays a very important role in the overall success of your application, allowing you to deliver faster responses to more users, but sometimes Drupal caching can be complicated and difficult to get right.

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Personalization – Ways to win at the big bet

Wed, 2016-04-06 15:01

Marketers, content technologists, vendors, analysts; we have all been talking about personalization for over a decade. The benefits are very attractive, the opportunity to cut through the noise and really connect with your audience.

Scarred by all the stories of personalization gone bad, those terrible remarketing experiences where your Facebook stream is full of products you’ve already bought or those hilarious Amazon recommendations - surprisingly few organizations are actually doing it, or doing it with any level of sophistication.

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Enhancing Your Digital Presence to Increase Citizen Engagement

Fri, 2016-04-01 16:53

Citizens are looking to engage with government through digital services at an increasing rate, however the experience varies widely from agency to agency. Leading agencies are viewing their website as the primary method for communicating with citizens, and are developing citizen-centric websites, mobile experiences and opening up data to increase digital engagement.

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