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Christina Aguilera using Drupal

Christina Aguilera just relaunched her website using Drupal: http://www.christinaaguilera.com/. The site is developed by Sony Music, and is one of the better looking Drupal sites that I have seen Sony Music launch. No pun intended! Welcome to the family, Christina!

Christina aguilera

U.S. Department of Commerce using Drupal

The United States Department of Commerce just relaunched their website on Drupal. Check out their new website at http://commerce.gov.

According to Wikipedia, the Department of Commerce has more than 140,000 employees, and an annual budget of $14 billion USD. Needless to say this is another great win for Drupal, and for Open Source in government!

It is great to see them take advantage of Drupal's social capabilities like blogging and commenting, as well as to see integration with social media like Twitter, YouTube and Facebook. It all helps provide greater transparency.

Commerce gov

Forrester Research using Drupal

Forrester Research, one of the most prestigious analyst and market research firms, is using Drupal for their corporate blogs. Flattered!

Forrester blogs

Via Rail using Drupal

Via Rail, a large train operator in Canada, is now using Drupal for its main website. They carry approximately four million passengers annually so like with any train operator, their website is obviously key to their business.

Via rail canada

Look.co.uk switches to Drupal; traffic doubles within months

Last week I met with IPC Media in London. With magazines like Nuts, NME, Marie Claire, Country Life and many more, IPC Media is one of the UK's leading publishers.

IPC Media recently converted Look.co.uk from a bespoke ColdFusion platform to Drupal to reduce the site's maintenance cost. When I met with the team, they were very pleased with the fact that it only took a couple of months to redesign the site with Drupal and to migrate all the existing content. But best of all, thanks to Drupal's SEO (Search Engine Optimization), traffic doubled since the site was relaunched in early January. A great example of how you can use Drupal to maximize the power of your website!

Update: two IPC Media employees respond in the comments and provide some extra color; Peter Brady (lead developer look.co.uk) and Anthony Thornton (project manager look.co.uk).
Look co uk

Mensa using Drupal

More proof that Drupal is for smart people: Mensa is using it for their main website.

Mensa

Enterprise social communities and Drupal

Jay just posted a blog post, called Building enterprise social communities with Drupal, sharing a white paper that we have written at Acquia. In this white paper, we answer questions like: what kind of social features Drupal supplies, why Drupal is the best choice for building a social site, what Drupal modules are useful when building a social site, and some examples of successful enterprise Drupal communities.

The reason we wrote this white paper is simple: many of the enterprise organizations that we talk to ask us these questions over and over again. Building social business sites is a very hot topic in the enterprise. The work environment in these organizations is evolving, and increasingly more, people want to connect, create, share and find people and information relevant to their work. Needless to say, not all social business sites are equal -- some are team collaboration sites, some are community sites, and others might be networking sites. They can exist behind the firewall for internal teams, or they can be external facing sites to engage with partners and customers.

We wrote this white paper because we wanted to demonstrate that Drupal provides a great platform to build these kind of social sites for the enterprise. If you are interested in building a social site for your enterprise and don't know where to start, have a look at our white paper. Also, if you've built, or have a Drupal site around which you have built a successful community, we'd love to learn about it, and learn from it.

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