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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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Preparing for the 2.0 World: How Enterprises Need to Think About Emergent Social Technologies
sponsored by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Social technologies, commonly called Web 2.0, were originally used to describe consumer technologies that enable groups to organize and share information and media. But enterprises quickly caught on to the value of these easy-to-use tools for capturing and sharing ad hoc information that may otherwise not be documented.
Posted: 11 Nov 2009 | Published: 16 Apr 2009

Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 is an integrated suite of server capabilities that can help improve organizational effectiveness by providing comprehensive content management and enterprise search, accelerating shared business processes, and facilitating information sharing across boundaries for better business insight.
Posted: 15 Sep 2009 | Published: 15 Sep 2009

Microsoft

Successfully Integrating Collaboration into the Workplace
sponsored by Orange Business Services
WHITE PAPER: Collaboration is one of the hottest topics in the workplace today as market and technology trends drive changes in how employees work together. This paper looks at those trends and suggests ways for information technology (IT) organizations to enable and support the changes that are affecting the way their employees work. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 21 Jul 2009 | Published: 20 Jul 2009

Orange Business Services

Delivering ROI with Enterprise Social Computing
sponsored by NewsGator
WHITE PAPER: This paper will demonstrate how social computing solutions can help improve three core areas of your business: 1)Reducing expenditures 2)Leveraging current investments 3)Improving operating efficiency
Posted: 08 May 2009 | Published: 01 Apr 2009

NewsGator

Architecting Enterprise Social Computing for Business Value
sponsored by NewsGator
WHITE PAPER: This paper builds a model of enterprise social computing by analyzing business goals. It builds the architectural components and the relationships between them by starting from a basic definition of social computing and the most common goals.
Posted: 08 May 2009 | Published: 01 Oct 2008

NewsGator

Making Web 2.0 Work for Your Enterprise: IT Deployments
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The consumer Web has shown us the power of the internet as a social, collaborative platform, particularly when compared to existing rigid corporate environments. Wikis, blogs, Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds, social networks, tagging, and mashups are flexible, user-driven tools that have the potential to bring many benefits to the enterprise.
Posted: 03 Apr 2009 | Published: 01 Aug 2008

Oracle Corporation

Making Web 2.0 Work for Your Enterprise: Internal Deployments
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Making knowledge more visible increases innovation and shortens turnaround times. Increased collaboration accelerates productivity. With Web 2.0, your company transforms into a more-socially connected organization that reacts faster and more effectively to the market.
Posted: 03 Apr 2009 | Published: 01 Aug 2008

Oracle Corporation

Limelight Networks Content Delivery Network (CDN)
sponsored by Limelight Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Whether your goal on the web is to inform, sell, entertain, or persuade, your site needs to meet the expectations of today's Internet users. Rich web pages, rapid fire communications, huge software downloads, and an expanding universe of digital media require a new approach to content delivery. Read this paper to see what Limelight has to offer.
Posted: 06 Mar 2009 | Published: 06 Mar 2009

Limelight Networks, Inc.

Email Marketing Goes Social
sponsored by Silverpop Systems Inc. an IBM Company
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to get tips about how to best implement a successful social email marketing campaign.
Posted: 26 Nov 2008 | Published: 26 Nov 2008

Silverpop Systems Inc. an IBM Company

It's 2008: Do You Know Where Your Talent Is? - Connecting People to What Matters
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Demand for knowledge workers is rising even as their skills and abilities are falling into short supply. This research report about acquisition and retention strategies questions the "war for talent" approach to these emerging trends.
Posted: 10 Sep 2008 | Published: 09 Sep 2008

SAP America, Inc.

Innovative Collaboration to Advance Your Business
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper learn how to bypass the challenge of adding new collaborative capabilities to what you already have and how to deal with dispersed content sources and system redundancies.
Posted: 01 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2007

IBM

Social Computing for Organizations: Open Text in the Web 2.0 Paradigm
sponsored by OpenText Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper focuses on how companies can benefit from the growing opportunities provided by social computing.
Posted: 18 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Dec 2007

OpenText Corporation

Magic Quadrant for Team Collaboration and Social Software, 2007
sponsored by Socialtext
WHITE PAPER: The collaboration support market is being revitalized, with buyers and sellers looking to add social interaction in the context of broad collaboration support. Read this Gartner white paper which discusses new and established vendors in this market...
Posted: 05 Dec 2007 | Published: 24 Oct 2007

Socialtext

Grow Faster by Connecting Your People: IBM Lotus Connections Software
sponsored by IBM Software Group
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn more about this software and how you can find and collaborate with experts; easily locate people and information; build closer partner and customer relationships; and foster bottom-up, community-based innovation.
Posted: 03 Aug 2007 | Published: 01 Apr 2007

IBM Software Group
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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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