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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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Top 3 ERP Trends in to Watch for in 2017
sponsored by Deskera
WHITE PAPER: Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is one of the most important technologies you'll encounter in the next year. You'll need to plan accordingly in order to take full advantage of these trends. Find out the top three ERP trends you will see in 2017 to give yourself a competitive edge.
Posted: 19 Oct 2016 | Published: 19 Oct 2016


How to Drive Business Value with Consumer-Generated Content
sponsored by Bazaarvoice
WHITE PAPER: 82% of consumers turn to their mobile device before making in-store purchases. They are looking for consumer-generated content (CGC) to help them decide whether a product or brand is worth their time and money. Access this report for a comprehensive guide to developing your CGC strategy for the current and future consumer.
Posted: 13 Oct 2016 | Published: 29 Apr 2016


The Social Marketing Paradox: Why Brands Fail To Create Customer Relationships
sponsored by Lithium Technologies
WHITE PAPER: 80% of executives say customer engagement is the most important social metric, but this is a very limiting view of social marketing. Discover why so many brands are failing to build customer relationships through social media and learn about the 3 key attributes that social relationship tools must deliver.
Posted: 23 Aug 2016 | Published: 23 Aug 2016

Lithium Technologies

The Social Customer Service Playbook
sponsored by Lithium Technologies
WHITE PAPER: 40% of customers switch loyalty because a competitor offers better customer service. With customers ready to switch to competitors for better service, you can't afford to fall behind. This white paper will help you improve your customer service for the new digital age.
Posted: 22 Aug 2016 | Published: 22 Aug 2016

Lithium Technologies

Your Guide to Social Customer Service Success in 2016
sponsored by Lithium Technologies
WHITE PAPER: 47% of customers seeking service have gone through social media. Social customer service teams are becoming a necessity. Learn how to build your team, find where both your business' and your customers' needs intersect, and more.
Posted: 19 Aug 2016 | Published: 19 Aug 2016

Lithium Technologies

Enabling Businesses to Acquire and Retain Customers as the Digital World Turns
sponsored by HPE and Intel®
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: 03 Jun 2016 | Published: 03 Jun 2016

HPE and Intel®

Work Like a Network Accelerating Team Collaboration with Social
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper and discover why productivity is no longer just defined by how quickly and efficiently an individual employee can deliver output. Rather, productivity is defined by how effectively teams collaborate and leverage the work and insights of others to reach a common goal that can benefit your business...big time.
Posted: 07 Apr 2016 | Published: 07 Apr 2016


Three Ways to Better Connect Your Workforce with Enterprise Social
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Download and discover how Enterprise Social allows your workers to connect to conversations, documents, and files that matter; be informed to make smarter decisions; and overall feel more engaged in their jobs and company culture.
Posted: 07 Apr 2016 | Published: 07 Apr 2016


How Social Business Builds A Better Customer Experience
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: Today's social media users know when you take their grievances seriously, versus when you're just telling them what they want to hear. Learn ways to show your audience that you take action when addressing their concerns and fixing problems.
Posted: 24 Feb 2016 | Published: 24 Feb 2016


From Valuable to Vital: Why Companies Are Getting Serious About Social Media
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: What was once considered a novelty limited to personal use has transformed and been exploited by business. Learn tips on building a social business strategy, and uncover ways to generate value with it in this white paper.
Posted: 24 Feb 2016 | Published: 24 Feb 2016


Evolving Toward the Next Phase of Email
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this Osterman Research report, learn how email is evolving and combining with new technologies. Explore how you can ensure that your email is securely integrated with new capabilities such as mobile and social, so that you can leverage email as a competitive advantage rather than allow it to become a liability.
Posted: 11 Feb 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2014


7 Keys to Delivering a Rock Star Customer Service Experience
sponsored by [24]7 Customer, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, you will learn 7 keys to delivering a stellar customer service experience that can differentiate your digital self-service capabilities from your competitors.
Posted: 28 Jan 2016 | Published: 28 Jan 2016

[24]7 Customer, Inc.

Market Analysis: Social Software in the Workplace
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this Gartner assessment of 14 social software vendors so you can begin to zero in on which social software tool will best serve your enterprise.
Posted: 08 Dec 2015 | Published: 26 Oct 2015


Selling with Social: New Research to Improve Online Sales
sponsored by Bazaarvoice
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper you will examine who is generating and using consumer-generated content, where they are using it, and how it is impacting offline buying behavior. Read on to explore the findings of this study and recommendations on how to apply these insights to your own marketing endeavors.
Posted: 03 Dec 2015 | Published: 03 Dec 2015


5 Questions Every Sales Department Should be Able to Answer and How Analytics can Help Answer Them
sponsored by
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how organizations can empower their sales reps with answers to 5 questions that are crucial to sales success. Additionally, see how sales reps are better able to tackle new challenges with analytical insights that can be accessed on any device.
Posted: 18 Nov 2015 | Published: 18 Nov 2015

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

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

Lessons from the Leading Edge of Customer Experience Management
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: Find out what you should know about providing a high quality customer experience across all channels.
Posted: 23 Sep 2014 | Published: 23 Sep 2014


New Rules of Engagement: Dispelling 3 Myths of Communications
sponsored by Avaya TSG
WHITE PAPER: Take a closer look at the pros and cons of adopting a consumer-like approach to business communications. Explore 3 enterprise communication myths, and how you can selectively leverage components of these misconceptions to foster a culture of engagement.
Posted: 06 Jul 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Avaya TSG

Why Creating Closer Customer Relationships Depends on Master Data Management
sponsored by TIBCO Software Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This dynamic terrain is rocky, but it also holds enormous potential. The following white paper reveals what strategies you need to achieve close customer relationships and increased loyalty.
Posted: 16 Oct 2015 | Published: 16 Oct 2015

TIBCO Software Inc.

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

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

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

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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