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DEFINITION: Social networking is the practice of expanding the number of one's business and/or social contacts by making connections through individuals. While social networking has gone on almost as long as societies themselves have existed, the unparalleled potential of the Internet to promote such connections is only now being fully recognized and exploited, through Web-based groups established for that purpose.  … 
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Social Computing White Papers (View All Report Types)
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Turning Social Sentiment into Opportunity
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This humorous white paper explores social listening for marketing. Discover how quantifiable metrics reveal the ways your products, promotions, and marketing messages are resonating with your target audiences.
Posted: 02 Oct 2015 | Published: 02 Oct 2015


Enabling Businesses to Acquire and Retain Customers as the Digital World Turns
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights technology spending trends from polled IT organizations. Access this resource and discover why so many CIOs believe improved data analytics for BI and customer insight should drive technology spending.
Posted: 22 Sep 2015 | Published: 30 Jan 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

An End-to-End Digital Experience is: Personal, Adaptive & Relevant
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how you can build a rich social experience for both your customers and your employees.
Posted: 21 Sep 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2015


How to Get (and Stay!) Ahead of the Mobile Consumer with 5 Tips
sponsored by Harte Hanks
WHITE PAPER: This article talks about ways you can keep up with your mobile audience and deliver an optimal customer experience despite disruptions. Get insights on five useful topics ranging from customer data to compelling content.
Posted: 18 Sep 2015 | Published: 12 Aug 2015

Harte Hanks

5 Reasons for Sales Teams to Embrace the Power of Analytics
sponsored by
WHITE PAPER: This e-book outlines the top five reasons why analytics is poised to transform sales. Read now for tips on keeping your team ahead when you get critical business data right where sales actually happen.
Posted: 10 Sep 2015 | Published: 10 Sep 2015

Web API Management: New Rules for a New Economy
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows how a Web API provides a public persona for the enterprise. Learn how to optimize yours by discovering tools that promote application development efforts, so you can exploit the Web API to its fullest potential.
Posted: 09 Sep 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013


IT Analytics: Optimize IT Delivery, Accelerate Innovation
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents strategies that offer aid to IT leaders facing the challenges of new technologies. Access now and learn how analytics can help streamline IT management - yes, even in cloud computing environments.
Posted: 08 Sep 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014


The Data Center Impact of Cloud, Analytics, Mobility, and More
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores what changes in IT mean for data centers and examines what the data center of tomorrow needs to look like.
Posted: 02 Sep 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2014


Pervasive technology trends shaping the business and the implications for your data center
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes the implications of cloud computing, mobile technologies, social collaboration, and business analytics on data center operations. Access now and learn about the predictive tools and techniques you can use to help build data center strategies that hold up in the face of such disruptive technologies.
Posted: 28 Aug 2015 | Published: 28 Aug 2015


5 Steps to Building a Customer Experience-Driven Contact Center
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: This white paper illustrates how organizations are overcoming modern customer experience hurdles to earn customers' satisfaction and long-term loyalty. Read on to uncover 5 important steps to building a customer experience-driven contact center.
Posted: 24 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014


The Enterprise Journey to Cloud
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The complexity and critical role of ERP systems in organizations require an enterprise cloud strategy to evaluate the best way to migrate to the cloud. Access this white paper for help in developing a cloud strategy that addresses key areas.
Posted: 17 Aug 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2014


Salesforce Social Customer Service
sponsored by
WHITE PAPER: In today's social world, expectations have changed. Now, more than ever, your customers are turning to social channels for fast and personalized service. Download this free datasheet to learn more.
Posted: 17 Jul 2015 | Published: 16 Jul 2015

How to Adapt and Thrive in the New Customer Service Paradigm
sponsored by
WHITE PAPER: In this e-book, Mike Milburn, Service Cloud's SVP and GM, discusses his views on how new technology will shape customer service, and how companies can successfully adapt and thrive in this new service paradigm.
Posted: 07 Jul 2015 | Published: 07 Jul 2015

Take Action on Customer Insights
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: With analytics, companies can capture, analyze and provide insights to respond to customers in real time through social media channels. Read this white paper to discover the importance of a solid customer analytics strategy.
Posted: 20 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Customer Experience: An Enterprise Driver in the New Style of IT
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper explains learn how tools developed in the consumer space are being adapted to create organizations that are more collaborative, interaction-oriented, and user-centric than ever before.
Posted: 15 Apr 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

The Future of Tech in the Workplace is Bright, But Not Fully Automated
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: If you are in management and feel that the workplace needs a human touch despite BYOD trends, you'll want to access this detailed infographic. Uncover findings from workforce researchers illustrating employees' technological outlook, with useful statistics and a comprehensive study.
Posted: 13 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Dell, Inc.

eBook: Best Practices for Social Customer Service
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: This resource explains how businesses can integrate social media and customer service in 4 development phases to build customer loyalty and a memorable customer experience.
Posted: 03 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014


5 Trends That are Reshaping Information Technology
sponsored by Qlik
WHITE PAPER: This white paper illustrates the level of technological transformation IT must commit to if they wish to keep up with employee expectations. Learn how to make these changes by optimizing visualization, big data, and more
Posted: 31 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2015


Your Planning Guide for Collaboration and Content in the Cloud
sponsored by Dropbox for Business
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, analysts break down communication, collaboration, content and social platforms - or, 3CS systems. Discover how to leverage these essentials with mobile, cloud and other technologies across the enterprise.
Posted: 30 Mar 2015 | Published: 29 Mar 2013

Dropbox for Business

Strategic CPM as a Driver for Organizational Performance Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how leveraging new strategic corporate performance management capabilities enables more coordinated performance management initiatives.
Posted: 11 Feb 2015 | Published: 10 Jan 2014


3 Pillars of Customer Experience in Today's Connected World
sponsored by
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn three steps to meeting customers' rising expectations in today's hyper-connected world: Personalized service, smarter support, and faster connection.
Posted: 19 Jan 2015 | Published: 19 Jan 2015

The Social Dimension of Business Analytics: Extracting Value from Customer Feedback
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: The following informative white paper examines the biggest issues with conventional social media and BI tools and offers insight into a social media analytics platform that can improve the value of customer data, marketing approaches, and more.
Posted: 03 Oct 2014 | Published: 03 Oct 2014

Information Builders

Speech-to-Text Analytics Reveals New Insights Into Consumer Behavior
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how Telerx, a global contact center outsourcing provider, embrace the methods that modern consumers are utilizing to share their opinions and turned raw data into valuable insight for their clients.
Posted: 20 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2013


IDC MarketScape for Jive Software
sponsored by Jive Software
WHITE PAPER: This IDC MarketScape report looks at enterprise social network vendors and features Jive in this excerpt. Learn about Jive's strengths, challenges, key features, and more.
Posted: 17 Feb 2015 | Published: 17 Feb 2015

Jive Software

Beyond Passwords: Protect the mobile enterprise with smarter security solutions
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Find out how flexible authentication schemes, context-based access and behavioral analysis can help ensure that only authorized mobile users can access your valuable resources—on-site, in the cloud and beyond.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

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SOCIAL COMPUTING DEFINITION (continued): …  Based on the six degrees of separation concept (the idea that any two people on the planet could make contact through a chain of no more than five intermediaries), social networking establishes interconnected Internet communities (sometimes known as personal networks) that help people make contacts that would be good for them to know, but that they would be unlikely to have met otherwise. In general, here's how it works: you join one of the sites and invite people you know to join as well. Those people invite their contacts to join, who in turn invite their contacts to join, and the process repeats … 
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