Drupal, an Open Source content management system has been gaining popularity over the last decade and is currently in use by reputed names such as The White House, UN, NBC, Ikea, Oxford University, Nike. Interestingly MIT, Stanford, and all Ivy League colleges use Drupal. Close to three-quarters of the top US universities use Drupal. So do many of the best university websites the world over.
This article is part of a series on the top ten sites in different industry verticals built on Drupal. Though there are a lot of famous and influential websites, their popularity or lack of it on the web as per their Alexa ranking is a bag of surprises. These are the top ten media sites in Drupal according to their Alexa ranking as of 26th July 2016.
Drupal staffing supplements the in-house shortage of Drupal developers for projects with experts in the field at a slightly higher cost but for a specific period. It involves comprehending clearly the ability of the development team and what are the auxiliary needs of the project. Staff augmentation is deemed necessary by most companies to support their business activities when additional resources are required.
Drupal has established itself as a solid platform for Educational websites. The fact that all Ivy League colleges have Drupal websites is proof enough of Drupal’s popularity as a great Content Management Framework to build educational websites. Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University and Yale University are the eight old and distinguished colleges in the north east of US are the highly sought after Ivy League colleges.
Businesses are engaging in different innovative strategies to develop and deliver various digital marketing experiences across the market. Marketing strategies are spirally evolving. From a personal door-to-door marketing concept, the strategy has moved to wider mass marketing while delivering personalized content. Omnichannel marketing is about providing this experience consistently over all channels.
Security Audits play a crucial role in an organization’s ongoing effort to address security concerns. After identifying any potential security issues, remedial steps need to adopt; in fact, a Security audit is one of the first steps that need to be taken. No organization in its right mind would want to leave its websites vulnerable to hacking, and conducting a security audit is the best way to tackle security issues.
Digital trends are evolving and transforming quite rapidly. Digital marketers can monitor what is being viewed, for how long and how often. Being able to analyze what content works, what doesn’t and see the sale conversions should help in making a strategic marketing plan that is agile. Drupal known for its flexibility and scalability, is a great tool for building an amazing digital marketing platform.
E-commerce businesses depend on electronic transactions to receive payment from customers for products and services. The massive volume of electronic transactions has lead to a rise in fraudulent activities. As per the data released by Global Fraud Attack Index TM, the number of attacks by fraudsters increased by 163 percent in 2015, rapidly growing two and a half times in a three-quartered period. Credit card fraud impacts all those involved in it: the consumer whose credit card information is stolen, the merchant from whom the product is purchased, the bank that enables the transaction and the issuer who is obliged to protect its cardholders. In this dynamic e-commerce landscape, as merchants constantly sell their products through multiple channels and provide different payment methods to cater to local customer needs, keeping abreast of fraud risks is a challenging task. Riskified provides a flexible fraud prevention solution for enterprises.
Media websites are large and heavy configurations due to the enormous amount of data, including videos, images, etc., and need a robust content management system to fulfill the expectations from it. A media house is no different from other businesses and monetization is a crucial factor that needs to be considered before going online. Of course, other areas also need attention such as responsiveness, content management, etc.
Learn the benefits and challenges of building an e-commerce site with Drupal.
E-learning is rapidly transforming the education sector around the globe. A large number of corporations and educational institutions are switching over to e-learning due to the convenience and effectiveness it offers. E-learning is particularly useful for organizations that have offices in multiple locations and require an effective training solution that connects people at any given time, helps them achieve new competencies, launch new services/ products or improves skill sets, thus accelerating enterprise transformation and maximizing ROI.
The healthcare industry is facing multiple challenges and is looking for robust solutions to solve these problems. A looming problem that needs immediate attention is how to create open lines of cross-communication between doctors in diverse practices. This will ultimately help physicians to interconnect and improve the overall care of patients.
From the static website to the latest interactive web applications, sites are built to maximize potential. But think of a scenario in which we could integrate different software components to deliver the best possible website. This is possible with the decoupled architecture. Decoupled architecture refers to the whole system being split into different software components.
We are happy to inform that, we have completed the the first phase of the project on creating a standardized Drupal curriculum for Drupal companies as planned. We have compiled and published our Drupal training curriculum on the groups.drupal.org wiki under the Curriculum and Training group. We are now looking to get feedback from other Drupal companies and Drupal developers on the curriculum and the training materials.
An efficient online sales and branding strategy requires an attractive, professionally designed website. Your business website goes a long way in creating an impression on your customers and prospective buyers. In addition to sales, your corporate website should also convey the appropriate brand message across to your target audience. A combination of website aesthetics with higher search engine rankings is necessary for an excellent web strategy.
The process of converting information into a digital format is known as Digitization. Here the information is organized into units called bits which can be individually addressed. This binary data is processed by computers and other devices having the capacity to compute. Digitizing information makes it easier to save, access and share across various platforms to any place in the world.
We have already created a Drupal wiki page on this on going project. You can find it over here and detailed explanation over here
Drupal is one of the most preferred Content Management Systems in the world, and needless to say, Drupal 8 is greatest release of Drupal till date. When it comes to Drupal 8, it makes things a lot easier for the digital marketer, with its power, easy usability and superior technology. According to the official website Drupal.org, Drupal 8 offers the following options for marketers:-
Zyxware is honoured to have Donna Benjamin, the long time Board member of Drupal Association and Chair, Community Working group, as a distinguished guest in our office in Technopark. We were really excited to meet Donna, one of the key driving forces in the open source community at both the local and global level.
As a dedicated Drupal company, Zyxware Technologies is all set to bring out a well-packed training syllabus for Drupal. There is a widely-held misconception in the web development world that Drupal is not easy to learn. However, We, in Zyxware, firmly believe that Drupal is for everyone who loves web development. Infact, there is no need of coding knowledge to develop a website in Drupal. So, one of our key objectives is to let the world know that learning Drupal is pretty easy; it is not rocket science as many believe it to be.