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Whitepaper: Building Enterprise Social Communities with Drupal

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Executive Summary

Network of people Innovations in consumer social web services create both opportunity and risk for your enterprise. Your customers and employees are increasingly gathering in online communities of like-minded people, and there is an urgent, growing need to nurture these communities. The organizations that succeed and leverage this social momentum increase loyalty, brand value, and revenue. Those that fail to do so will be stuck merely watching as their communities self-organize wherever the community wants to - probably out of sight, out of mind and out of the influence of the organization.

In this paper, we examine:

  • The underlying drivers for enterprise social software
  • The key functional requirements of a social solution for organizations
  • How Drupal meets those requirements
  • How open source development helps Drupal outpace any proprietary alternatives
  • Examples of how Drupal is being used in enterprise-grade Social Publishing
  • How Acquia can support organizations in creating and growing their communities using Drupal

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