London, 25 April 2013 – Acquia, where great digital experiences begin, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Capgemini Digital Services, Capgemini UK plc’s new technology-delivery business unit, to support the use of Drupal technology in large-scale digital solutions for its clients in the U.K. Acquia will collaborate with Capgemini Digital Services to develop and operate content driven applications that deliver rich, immersive digital experiences for its clients.
Capgemini Digital Services was recently formed to deliver every phase of digital transformation for its clients, from design, implementation and rollout of new IT architectures and technologies, to ongoing management, service delivery and support of the new systems. Its key focus areas will be:
- Web-based business processes E-commerce and m-commerce for business-to-business and business-to-consumer clients; and
- Cloud-based applications and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).
Capgemini selected Drupal, an open-source web development platform, for its ease of use and its agility. It has a vibrant, structured and large community around it and is several great open source solutions in one, from a web content management platform to a collaboration platform.
“As Drupal is one of three core technologies we’ve chosen to execute our clients’ digital strategies, it made sense to engage Acquia, the leading authority on enterprise deployments of Drupal, to support this endeavour,” said Simon Short, U.K. chief technology officer, Capgemini. “Incorporating Acquia’s Drupal expertise, robust tools, and cloud-based services with our own offerings will greatly enhance our ability to affect enterprise-scale digital business transformations across a broad spectrum of industries. Our clients can now benefit from continuity, with a smooth and logical progression from detailed plans to actions using new technologies to deliver effective digital transformation.”
Acquia’s open-cloud platform for integrated digital experiences, customisable tools and solutions will give Capgemini Digital Services the unmatched flexibility to quickly optimise the mix of content, community and commerce on their customers’ sites and convert prospects into loyal, engaged customers. This revolutionary approach allows business to invest in success, and focus on winning and retaining market share.
Jim Shaw, European general manager of Acquia, said: “We’re excited to be working closely with Capgemini to help implement and support their clients’ digital strategies as real-world, business-critical applications. Capgemini’s commitment to leverage Drupal and Acquia will enable global brands to create, manage and reap the rewards of immersive, multi-channel digital experiences.”