12/14/2012 Leave a comment
When we speak with customers about their “technology stack”, or what technologies they are using to help manage their global content, we constantly hear: Drupal. The funny thing is – it’s not just start-ups using Drupal, but also some very large organizations – AlJazeera, The White House, French Government, Nike, and Twitter. Drupal is an open-source content management system that has been tested to extreme when it comes to scalability, as I’m sure the 3 million sites that run Drupal will testify.
At Cloudwords, we only look to work with the best partners and when we were researching the Drupal movement, it made absolute sense to work with Acquia – the company that was started by the original founder of Drupal.
As part of this relationship we invited Ron Pruett, CMO at Acquia, to San Francisco to talk about how Acquia is helping support some of the worlds largest brands and why forward-thinking companies are moving to Drupal to support their ever growing global content demands.
Here are some statistics on Drupal:
- The largest high-tech community in the world (bigger than the Linux community)
- Over 3 million websites run on Drupal
- Over 20,000 developers in the community
- Over 19,000 Facebook and social media plug-ins
Drupal was founded by a Belgian, so from the start, localization was at the forefront of the conversation and not an after-thought for the early adopters of the Drupal platform. This simple fact is one of the reasons why companies are even going further and demanding a more automated approach by connecting their Drupal website with the Cloudwords Drupal plugin to completely integrate their global translation process.
If you missed the event in San Francisco, no problem – you can catch Ron’s presentation here!