The Business Benefits of Drupal 8: Webinar Video

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The Business Benefits of Drupal 8: Webinar Video

Drupal 8 is here!

The biggest release in Web Content Management history—Drupal 8.0.0—is scheduled for November 19th. We noticed that much of the content out there (including our recent posts exploring D8’s front-end, powerful ways to extend and develop and key considerations for a D8 redesign) is targeted for a technical audience.

We believe that Drupal’s newest version represents a major opportunity for business leaders as well.

To help you understand the benefits of Drupal 8 from a business standpoint, Mediacurrent’s own Dave Terry along with David Aponovich, Senior Director of Digital Experience at Acquia, recently led an interactive webinar.

Missed the Live Webinar? Catch Up Here.

In case you missed it, the webinar video (including live audience Q&A) for The Business Benefits of D8: Empower Digital Innovation With the Newest Version of Drupal Webinar is now available. Or view the Business Benefits of Drupal 8 on SlideShare. 

Our webinar agenda covered the following Drupal 8 business benefits:

D8: Built for Digital Success in the Age of the Customer

What does it take to deliver a positive customer experience in today’s digital-first world? Built for scalability, speed, and innovation, we discussed why Drupal 8 is a competitive foundation. 

D8: Security and Performance Enhancements

Drupal is widely adopted within government and higher ed industries who place a huge emphasis on security. We reviewed how Drupal 8 can reduce costly security breaches and maintenance challenges.

D8: Marketing Strategy in a Post-Browser World

With built in SEO best practices, Drupal is architected for easy integration with marketing automation, email, and CRM tools. We also took a look at Drupal 8’s flexible content delivery, reimagined content authoring experience, and translation capacity to meet the demands of a global customer base.  

D8: Commitment to Web Accessibility

With 20% of the global population affected by some form of visual, hearing, cognitive, or motor disability, now is the time to make your organization’s web presence accessible to all users. As part of a community-wide effort to support accessibility, Drupal 8 has adopted standards like HTML5 and the Web Accessibility Initiative’s Accessible Rich Internet Applications Suite (WAI-ARIA) that are critical for disabled users to have a positive experience.

D8: When to Migrate

Whether your site currently runs on an earlier version of Drupal, or a non-Drupal platform we shared some key considerations to evaluate Drupal 8 for your business.

I highly recommend this webinar and the resources listed below for business leaders and marketers of all industries who are thinking about investing in D8, and wish to deepen their understanding of Drupal’s latest version from a business perspective. If you weren't able to attend the Q&A portion of the webinar, we welcome any feedback or questions you may have after watching our recording.

Additional Resources
The Great Drupal 8 Debate | eBook 
How to Prepare your Website for Drupal 8 | eBook
Much Ado About Mobilegeddon | Blog Post
Intro to Drupal 8 Vocabulary | Blog Post

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