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DEFINITION: Six degrees of separation is the theory that anyone on the planet can be connected to any other person on the planet through a chain of acquaintances that has no more than five intermediaries. The theory was first proposed in 1929 by the Hungarian writer Frigyes Karinthy in a short story called "Chains."In the 1950's, Ithiel de Sola Pool (MIT) and Manfred Kochen (IBM) set out to prove the theory mathematically.  … 
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Dell’s Versatile PowerEdge Server Portfolio Accelerates Workloads and Innovates Server Management
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: View this white paper to learn how server solutions must simplify management throughout the life cycle, automate maintenance tasks to improve IT efficiency and reduce downtime, and offer new storage innovations within the server to optimize the performance of demanding applications such as big data and analytics.
Posted: 19 Sep 2014 | Published: 19 Sep 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Social Media Analytics: Making Customer Insights Actionable
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn why some companies can turn insights gained from social media analytics into revenue, why others can't, and more.
Posted: 11 Sep 2014 | Published: 11 Sep 2014

IBM

Delivering the Information that Powers the Media
sponsored by A10 Networks
WHITE PAPER: Digital advertising has changed the face of media, offering highly personalized buying opportunities to consumers throughout virtually every facet of their online experience. But to enable this ability, you're going to need to have the right network infrastructure—so where can you turn? Read this white paper to see how A10 Networks can help.
Posted: 10 Sep 2014 | Published: 10 Sep 2014

A10 Networks

Modern Sales In the Cloud: In the Era of the Empowered Customer
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Find out how you can accommodate the demands of today's customers, while ensuring the successful execution of your sales goals.
Posted: 05 Sep 2014 | Published: 05 Sep 2014

Oracle Corporation

Selecting the Best Social Software for Your Enterprise
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper objectively evaluates and compares 20 social software vendors on dimensions such as customer experience, pricing, and innovation.
Posted: 03 Sep 2014 | Published: 10 Sep 2013

IBM

Social Media Analytics: Making Customer Insights Actionable
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn why some companies can turn insights gained from social media analytics into revenue, why others can't, and more.
Posted: 03 Sep 2014 | Published: 03 Sep 2014

IBM

IDC Opinion - The future of email is social
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper examines the state of email and collaboration in today's enterprise and provides insight into how collaboration is expected to evolve along with what new technology will help make adapting to these changes much easier.
Posted: 03 Sep 2014 | Published: 03 Sep 2014

IBM

Six steps to effective reputational and IT Risk Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource highlights 6 tips to effectively manage reputational and IT risk in order to protect and enhance brand value and competitive standing.
Posted: 25 Aug 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

IBM

How SMBs can stop Malvertising
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Computer users want to find a deal, read celebrity gossip or share personal details with friends. Cybercriminals know how to leverage it. This white paper explains malvertising, and offers five measures for blocking these threats.
Posted: 20 Aug 2014 | Published: 20 Aug 2014

Dell Software

Advanced identity tracking for social networking sites: Using HP ArcSight ESM to identify online predators
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This critical resource exposes the truth behind online predators using social networking sites to stalk intended victims without being detected by authorities. Click now to see how a correlation engine can help pinpoint these criminals before their next attack.
Posted: 19 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 May 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company

The Social Business: How Work is Changing
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: To become more agile, more innovative, and more efficient, it's becoming clear that you need to embrace a more collaborative, synergistic work environment. In other words, you need to become a more social business. In this white paper, discover what it means to be a social business, and learn how it can benefit your organization.
Posted: 11 Aug 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

IBM

New expectations for a new era: HR insights from the Global C-suite Study
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The customer is more empowered than ever before, and the workforce needs to adapt to their increasing demands -- is your business ready? In this analysis of a 2013 C-suite study, discover what steps companies are taking to create a workforce that succeeds in today's customer-driven world.
Posted: 07 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

IBM

The Social Business: Unlocking the collective knowledge of people
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how you can leverage social and collaborative technology to share content, foster community, organize activities, and tap into the expertise of top performers.
Posted: 06 Aug 2014 | Published: 06 Aug 2014

IBM

Recruit, Hire and Onboard the Right Talent
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: To find the best talent, organizations need to create a talent management strategy that involves all stakeholders. In this paper from Ventana Research, learn what it takes to achieve the five essentials of talent acquisition.
Posted: 05 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

How Social Learning Boosts Skills Development
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover how a social learning program can improve engagement, reduce attrition, and increase speed of knowledge. Explore the common problems that social learning can help solve, the core components of a social learning initiative, and recommended actions for implementation.
Posted: 04 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

IBM

Onboarding New Employees: Build Long-term Productivity and Retention
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how two efforts -- training and socialization -- can help you make the most of an onboarding program, resulting in faster ROI and better employee performance. Read now to discover best practices for making sure your new employees catch on quickly.
Posted: 04 Aug 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

IBM

Applying Social Business:The Repeatable Patterns that Improve Business Processes and Provide Return
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper examines how top organizations are optimizing processes and technology to become a social business. Learn about the best practices that have emerged, common pain points to be wary of, and more.
Posted: 01 Aug 2014 | Published: 01 Aug 2014

IBM

CIO Need to Know Guide: How CIOs Can Reduce Costs and Lower Risks by Driving Improved Information Economics
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This CIO Need to Know guide explains how you can reduce costs and lower risks by driving improved information economics.
Posted: 31 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

IBM

Built for Business: 10 Reasons BlackBerry Smartphones Are Still the Best Way to Do Business
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: It doesn't matter what device ownership model your organization is using today – BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), corporate-owned, COPE (Corporate-Owned, Personally Enabled) or a blend – your mobile employees need smartphones that can deliver on their specific needs and wants.
Posted: 24 Jul 2014 | Published: 14 Aug 2014

BlackBerry

Magic Quadrant for Multichannel Campaign Management - May 2014
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The following Magic Quadrant report on multichannel campaign management compares and contrasts the top MCCM vendors; explore the strengths and weaknesses of each provider, how they are adapting to new market pressures, and more.
Posted: 09 Jul 2014 | Published: 09 Jul 2014

IBM

Remote Collaboration: How the World Defies Distance
sponsored by Polycom, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This survey outlines the top 10 remote collaboration challenges – which were determined by 5000 business professionals from around the globe.
Posted: 22 May 2014 | Published: 21 May 2014

Polycom, Inc.

Super Bowl XLVIII infographic
sponsored by Extreme Networks
WHITE PAPER: This informative guide explores analytics recorded during Super Bowl XLVIII and the role of wireless networking.
Posted: 20 May 2014 | Published: 17 Feb 2014

Extreme Networks

Improving Collaboration by Adding Social Capabilities to Email
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores the importance of integrating current collaboration tools with social technology to bridge the gap between traditional business processes and the new socially-enabled work environment. Learn about the various challenges that must be overcome, technology to consider, and more.
Posted: 19 May 2014 | Published: 19 May 2014

IBM

Social Login 101
sponsored by Gigya
WHITE PAPER: View this white paper to learn why social login -- with permission-based access to first-party identity data -- is the better option for getting the kind of information that creates relevant cross-channel experiences. Read now to explore the basics of social login, best practices, and benefits for consumers and businesses.
Posted: 27 Jun 2014 | Published: 27 Jun 2014

Gigya

Social is for Closers: Social Intelligence Guide for Sales
sponsored by Microsoft India
WHITE PAPER: If you're not already using social media for selling, you're missing out. In this comprehensive resource, get an in-depth look at how to leverage social media in order to build relationships, boost sales, and drive and nurture leads.
Posted: 20 May 2014 | Published: 20 May 2014

Microsoft India
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SOCIAL NETWORKING DEFINITION (continued): …  Although they were able to phrase the question (given a set N of people, what is the probability that each member of N is connected to another member via k_1, k_2, k_3...k_n links?), after twenty years they were still unable to solve the problem to their own satisfaction. In 1967, American sociologist Stanley Milgram devised a new way to test the theory, which he called "the small-world problem." He randomly selected people in the mid-West to send packages to a stranger located in Massachusetts. The senders knew the recipient's name, occupation, and general location. They were instructed to send … 
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