I know - it sounds crazy talking about technology. But really, it's all about the community of people supporting Drupal - 375 of them this past weekend (DrupalCampNYC -- July 24th - 25th, 2010) at NYU PolyTech in Brooklyn, NY.
In addition to Drupal consulting and development services, I also specialize in upgrading, maintaining, and managing existing Drupal web sites and applications. I can help upgrade your custom Drupal theme. I can do upgrades and maintenance without disruption to your existing Drupal site. All Drupal work is guaranteed.
We are conveniently located 20 miles from midtown NYC, we serve clients throughout the tri-state area (NY, NJ, CT) and sometimes PA.
The Couture Catalog site was developed using #Drupal, an open source content management system. It took me about 2.5 weeks to complete the first phase. To fully appreciate the site, click through the "options" page or visit the "home page". Each option, Cover Pages, Vendor Pages, etc, has a different jquery display method which makes the site visually appealing as well as stimulating.
The second phase will start soon and involve a lot of user interaction and possible e-comm.
The Obama administration is using Drupal (an open source software project) for the government's 2.0 recovery website. Great. recovery.gov
With Drupal being used on such a nationally recognized site, a gigantic government one, it should be proof that it is enterprise ready.
CIO Insight, "Collaboration tools which allow employees to brainstorm, plan, analyze, share work and make decisions together are among the most important technologies of 2008.
"Collaboration: Unlocking the Power of Teams" from CIO Insight, By Allan Alter
The open-source software movement developed because people had an "itch to scratch". One that "off-the-shelf" software did not support or was too costly to use. In the open source community people want to contribute, learn and share their knowledge and experience. They want to participate in a rich learning environment. They want to be able to get their work done and make a difference. We know from experience that these ideas work in a business environment.
From McKinsey, "Succeeding at open-source innovation: An interview with Mozilla's Mitchell Baker." This article offers three great tips for any size organization wanting to tap external ideas. Ms. Baker also talks about having a participatory culture.
This idea has been around for some time. I first read about it in, "small pieces loosely joined", by Dave Weinberger (one of the authors of the cluetrain). Anyway, Micheal Schrage has a good post, "Round-off Error? Hardly!" MIT Technology Review that applies the math. to the idea.
"In Facebook, Investing in a Theory", NY Times
"Thousands of software developers are creating features for Facebook, the rapidly growing social network, many hoping to strike it rich alongside Facebook's own employees."
We go even further... Users of our social web applications can use many already developed widgets, applications, and content (vids, images, text) to automagically apply on facebooks. Users/members are authenicated on login. All content is RSS/XML enabled.