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Drupal 8 Roadmap


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If you're currently using Drupal 7, but evaluating the transition to Drupal 8, this presentation can help. It's a high-level presentation about why Drupal 8 needed to make major changes to compete in today's CMS market.

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Drupal 8 Roadmap

  1. 1. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Drupal 8 | | @brentbice
  2. 2. 2014 CMS Market Share WordPress Joomla Drupal Blogger Magento Other
  3. 3. Google Trends: Drupal 2000 2005 2010 2015 Search Interest
  4. 4. Beliefs Must Match 1950 1960 1970 1980 2000 Group A Group B
  5. 5. Change
  6. 6. 1. Modernization 2. Enterprise 3. Product-Focus
  7. 7. “Sweeping changes are required to make major advances in technology, and often times there is a lot of pain before the pay-off." - Dries Buytaert
  8. 8. Modernization Web marketing is moving more towards personalization & adaptive content. So is Drupal Mobility is no longer a nice-to-have. It is a requirement. D8 will be ready Increasing demand for web services integration - APIs Modern design patterns – Re-use, extensability, less maintenance, more OOP devs.
  9. 9. Enterprise Acquia considers $600mm+ enterprise Big Drupal Shops - Mergers and acquisitions Omni-channel capabilities – better connectivity More focus on security, usability, multilingual, mobility Built to be less competitive with WP & Joomla, and more competitive with Sitecore & DNN
  10. 10. Product-Focused Focusing on the needs and future needs of today’s marketing and sales teams Providing pre-built solutions that satisfy an business need Reducing the barrier of entry for decision makers, sales team, marketing – those selling and buying the product Increasing profitability for agencies, value for client
  11. 11. Product-Driven Drupal • Lift – personalization engine (contextDB) • Lightening– marketing distribution • Open Enterprise – inbound marketing platform • Intelligence TM – Drupal analytics • Commerce (connections)
  12. 12. The Future
  13. 13. Drupal Social CRM Marketing Automation Device Personalization Apps Analytics
  14. 14. We gain strategic business advantages when we possess better tools.
  15. 15. Attraction starts with looks, but content creates connection and satisfaction.
  16. 16. The world has become data driven. Owning the data is key.
  17. 17. Measurement leads to improvement. So take lots of measurements.
  18. 18. Thank You! Brent Bice, Vice President LevelTen Interactive