In this roundtable format we'll discuss the unique challenges of penetrating the enterprise IT market for CMS. An architectural approach is essential to overcoming these challenges. We'll discuss our experiences in delivering solutions in large enterprises and try to identify a handful of architectural best practices for positioning Drupal as the right choice.
Technology adoption patterns within large enterprises are complex and often focus on risk mitigation over value creation and agility. Breaking out of this trap and presenting Drupal as ready for the enterprise requires some knowledge of Enterprise Architecture. We'll discuss experiences using different techniques such as
* Requirement Analysis
* View point hopping
* Running Proof-of-Concepts
As a jumping off point, we'll reference certain tools and studies sponsored by Sun Microsystems for benchmarking and designing Drupal architectures.
Attendees will meet others interested in enterprise adoption of Drupal, and can build the community focused on this market. Ideally, a set of best practice architectural approaches to positioning Drupal in the enterprise will come out of this session.