What Is Drupal?
Drupal is an online platform for web design and application development, and a system integration toolkit that uses open standards technologies.
It is a continuous improvement framework that has become the superor choice for website application development. It boasts thousands of modules and has enormous scalability and flexibility to cater for all website and application development requirements.
Visit the Drupal site here.
The most appropriate description of Drupal is that it is a philosophy. There is a Drupal way to do just about anything.
Drupal reduces complexity by aggregating different aspects of the business into a singular platform (e.g. website, intranet, business platform, payments, marketing) reducing support for several platforms and thus reducing costs.
For these reasons, major organisations have migrated across to Drupal as their framework:
- The White House
- The Economist
- The Australian Prime Minister's office
- ABC, ABC2, etc
- The Examiner
- Huffington Post
It is interesting to know that over 45% of CMS websites hosted in Europe are backboned on Drupal. This Drupal trend is following around the world. See here: http://buytaert.net/tag/drupal-sites
Once upon a time it was only large enterprises that could access this technology. Digital Catalyst have found a way deliver to cost effective Drupal web solutions and platforms to organisations of all sizes.