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  • 1.www.cognisync.com Copyright 2009 Cognisync, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No Budget for Community Infrastructure? No problem, use open source! (psst were talking about Drupal) Presented by: Andrew Kelly Cognisync, Inc March 16, 2009

2. www.cognisync.com Agenda

  • About Cognisync
  • ISV Communities Our View of the World
  • Infrastructure Must-haves
  • Drupal Introduction
  • Case Study
  • Q&A
  • Look Who Else is on Drupal (time permitting)

Copyright 2009 Cognisync, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 3. www.cognisync.com About Cognisync, Inc.

  • Formed in February 2007
  • Developer Network Solution Provider
    • Corporate Developer Networks
    • General Developer Communities
    • Full-service provider (implementation services, infrastructure, hosting/support, ongoing community services)
  • Clients include
    • Informatica Corporation ( technet.informatica.com )
    • The Linux Foundation ( ldn.linux-foundation.org )
    • Time Warner Cable ( www.oedn.net )
  • Our product - the Technology Community Platform, a Drupal-based solution for technology communities

Copyright 2009 Cognisync, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 4. www.cognisync.com Developer Network Maturity Copyright 2009 Cognisync, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 5. www.cognisync.com ISV Community in Context Copyright 2009 Cognisync, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 6. www.cognisync.com A Wikinomics Analogy Copyright 2009 Cognisync, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 7. www.cognisync.com Infrastructure Must-haves

  • Must be a flexible web design platform
  • Must have role-based access
  • Must support sub-groups
  • Must be modular with an open architecture
  • Must support social networking/interaction
  • Must support content categorization
  • Must have active release schedule
  • Must be inexpensive (service-heavy endeavor)

Copyright 2009 Cognisync, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 8. www.cognisync.com Must-have Solution?

  • Drupal means Drop in Dutch
  • Started in 2000 by Dries Buytaert
  • A Leading Open Source Web Content Management System
    • Platform of choice for interactive web communities
  • Strong Community (2 ndto MySQL in project hits)
  • Modular Architecture, Open API
    • Thousands of Contributed Modules
  • Project Site:www.drupal.org

Copyright 2009 Cognisync, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 9. www.cognisync.com Drupal-based Developer Network Copyright 2009 Cognisync, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 10. www.cognisync.com Case Study:Informatica TechNet Copyright 2009 Cognisync, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 11. www.cognisync.com Informatica at a Glance Copyright 2009 Cognisync, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

  • Founded: 1993
  • Headquarters: Redwood City, CA
  • Employees: 1,300+
  • Offices: N. & S. America,Europe, Asia Pacific
  • Revenue: $391 million (2007)
  • 3-year Compound Annual Growth Rate: 21% per year
  • Market share leader (Gartner Dataquest)
  • Customers: 2,950+
    • 91 of Fortune 100
    • 80%+ of Dow Jones
    • Government organizations in 20 countries
  • Partners : Over 400 major SI, ISV,
  • OEM and On Demand
  • Singular focus on Data Integration Products and Services

12. www.cognisync.com Informatica TechNet History Copyright 2009 Cognisync, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

  • Launched in 2001 targeting ISV Partners
    • Grow the ecosystem via tools and extensions
  • Activity quickly spread to users (customers, solution partners)
  • Early Competitive Advantage
    • Large Informatica consultant community
  • Expanded Charter in 2007
    • Migrated site to WCMS (Drupal)
    • Re-branded to TechNet
    • Implemented Community Strategy
  • Results are coming in
    • 100% increase in monthly hits
    • Membership increasing at an
    • increasing rate
    • CGC on an upward trend

13. www.cognisync.com Copyright 2009 Cognisync, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 14. www.cognisync.com Copyright 2009 Cognisync, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Incentive Evidence of Action Commitment to Listening Soft Selling 15. www.cognisync.com Copyright 2009 Cognisync, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Customized content type names, fields (also workflow and permissions) No vendor lock-in 16. www.cognisync.com Copyright 2009 Cognisync, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Customizable Role Types Customizable Roles and Permissions 17. www.cognisync.com Copyright 2009 Cognisync, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Customizable Permissions for a Role 18. www.cognisync.com Copyright 2009 Cognisync, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Easy Content Arrangement Location on Page Content Blocks 19. www.cognisync.com Copyright 2009 Cognisync, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Dynamic Meritocracy 20. www.cognisync.com Copyright 2009 Cognisync, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Web-based Content Publishing 21. www.cognisync.com Copyright 2009 Cognisync, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Content Categorization Easy Creation 22. www.cognisync.com Copyright 2009 Cognisync, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Support of sub-groups 23. www.cognisync.com Copyright 2009 Cognisync, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Customizable Profile Fields Ability to Hide Fields Relationship to Partner Management 24. www.cognisync.com Copyright 2009 Cognisync, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Social Networking/Interaction Personalization, Communication and Tracking 25. www.cognisync.com More Drupal Bells & Whistles

  • RSS Syndication/News Aggregator
  • Multimedia Capability
  • Search
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Blogs
  • Built-in Reporting
  • Friendly URLs
  • Discussion Forums
  • Drupal Book (wiki-like hierarchical content type)
  • Web Services (want to update a code sample from your IDE?)
  • Newsletters
  • > 2000 modules and growing

Copyright 2009 Cognisync, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 26. www.cognisync.com What else is on the horizon?

  • Software Collaboration Capability
    • Working with CollabNet to bring distributed software development projects into the mix (CollabNet/Drupal Integration).
  • Exercising the Open API
    • Salesforce.com Integration (CRM System)
    • Eclipse Plugin (direct access/publishing of content to/from the IDE!)
  • Other Possibilities/Incubating Integrations
    • Alfresco (ECM WCM data flow)
    • Other IDE Integrations (Netbeans)
    • Helpdesk/Knowledgebase Integrations
  • With Open Source, the Possibilities are Endless and DOABLE

Copyright 2009 Cognisync, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 27. www.cognisync.com Wrap UpQuestions/Comments? If youd like to learn more about how your organization can turn its community into a strategic asset, please contact me directly at: [email_address] Thank you! Andrew Kelly President & CEO Cognisync, Inc. Copyright 2009 Cognisync, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 28. www.cognisync.com Look Who Else is on DrupalCopyright 2009 Cognisync, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 29. www.cognisync.com Exemplary Drupal ReferencesCopyright 2009 Cognisync, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 30. www.cognisync.com Copyright 2009 Cognisync, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 31. www.cognisync.com Copyright 2009 Cognisync, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 32. www.cognisync.com Exemplary Drupal ReferencesCopyright 2009 Cognisync, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 33. www.cognisync.com Copyright 2009 Cognisync, Inc. All Rights Reserved.