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‹#›About Promet SourceBuild websites – we built using open source tools on LAMP stack, specializing in Drupal development www.prometsource.comDrupal Websites for Associations – FREE websites?? Maybe. Ask me. www.isupportdigital.comManaged hosting in our Chicago Data centerHistory Founded in 2003 WHQ in Chicago, but mostly virtualCustomers
‹#›Selling Drupal to a large OrganizationOvercoming FUDExplaining Advantages of Open Source vs. Proprietary CodeDrupal vs. Other CMSWhy Drupal ?Obtaining Credibility with a large organization as a Drupal Vendor
‹#›FUD – Fear, Uncertainty and DoubtOpen Source is BuggyDrupal is not secureNo control over new featuresYou can’t trust those Drupal programmers, they’re hippies!Fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) is a tactic used in sales, marketing, public relations, politics and propaganda. FUD is generally a strategic attempt to influence public perception by disseminating negative and dubious/false information designed to
‹#›Drupal vs. The WorldUse CasesAwardsFramework
‹#›Why Drupal? – Flexible ContentFlexible contentDefine custom fields that can be used across content types, users, comments, terms and other entities. Store the data for these fields in SQL, NoSQL, or use remote storage
‹#›Why Drupal? Better Theming Flexible contentDefine custom fields that can be used across content types, users, comments, terms and other entities. Store the data for these fields in SQL, NoSQL, or use remote storage.Better theming
‹#›Why DrupalAccessibleAdministration screens are now far more accessible. Many front-end improvements make it easier for you to build highly accessible websites.Images and filesAdding images to content is now built in. Generate different versions for thumbnails, previews and other image styles. Private file handling can now be used alongside public files.Automated code testingA new automated testing framework with over 30,000 built-in tests allows forcontinuous integration testing of all Drupal core patches and contributed modules.
‹#›Why Drupal?Improved database supportA new database layer provides out-of-the-box support for SQLite, MySQL/MariaDB, and PostgreSQL. Install contributed modules to use MS SQL Server,Oracle, and more.Better distribution supportUse installation profiles to distribute your custom Drupal product. A new API and exportable configurations let you capture more settings in code.ExtendThanks to a great community effort, over 800 modules are available or under active development for Drupal 7, including Views, Pathauto, andWYSIWYG, with more on the way every day.
‹#›ArchitectureApache or IIS, Unix / Linux / BSD / Solaris / Windows / Mac OS X support - Drupal was designed from the start to be multi-platform. Not only can you use it with either Apache or Microsoft IIS but also Drupal runs on Linux, BSD, Solaris, Windows, and Mac OS X platformsDatabase independence - Drupal is built on top of a database layer that enables you to use Drupal with MySQL and PostgreSQL. Other SQL databases can be supported
‹#›What is Drupal?Drupal is a free software package that allows The built-in functionality, combined with an individual or a community of users to dozens of freely available add-on easily publish, manage and organize a modules, will enable features such as: wide variety of content on a website. Tens Electronic commerce of thousands of people and organizations are using Drupal to power scores of Blogs different web sites, including Collaborative authoring environments Community web portals Forums Discussion sites Peer-to-peer networking Corporate web sites Newsletters Intranet applications Podcasting Personal web sites or blogs Picture galleries Aficionado sites File uploads and downloads E-commerce applications Resource directories Social Networking sites