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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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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, partnered with IBM Business Analytics to embrace the methods that modern consumers are utilizing to share their opinions and turn raw data into valuable insight for their clients.
Posted: 20 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

IBM

Vendor Report for Social Software in the Workplace: 17 Vendors Compared
sponsored by Jive Software
WHITE PAPER: This Magic Quadrant report from Gartner Inc. assesses 17 social software vendors in terms of strengths, functionality, and cautions, and intends to help buyers find the right system suitable to fit their needs.
Posted: 18 Feb 2015 | Published: 18 Feb 2015

Jive Software

Remedies for Compliant Communication and Collaboration in Healthcare Organizations
sponsored by Actiance
WHITE PAPER: Healthcare organizations should access this informative white paper to learn about the importance of keeping compliance regulations in mind when utilizing electronic communication, collaboration, and social networking tools.
Posted: 17 Feb 2015 | Published: 11 Jun 2014

Actiance

Collaboration and Social Media in the Pharmaceutical Industry
sponsored by Actiance
WHITE PAPER: This white paper is an excellent resource for pharmaceutical companies weighing the benefits and risks of social media. Read on to learn what the pharmaceutical industry's regulatory landscape looks like, and which concerns you should be aware of from a legal perspective.
Posted: 17 Feb 2015 | Published: 11 Jul 2014

Actiance

Social Media Risks and Benefits for the Pharmaceutical Industry
sponsored by Actiance
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the push and pull that pharmaceutical companies feel between utilizing social networks to improve business results, and meeting the regulatory requirements of agencies like the FDA for the use of these networks.
Posted: 17 Feb 2015 | Published: 11 Jul 2014

Actiance

Exclusive Vendor Report: Comparing Top Enterprise Social Platforms
sponsored by Jive Software
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive vendor report from Forrester Research explores the top competitors in the field of Enterprise Social Platforms and examines each vendor's offerings, strategies, and market presence. Additionally, learn how each vendor compares in terms of social capabilities, customer references, and more.
Posted: 16 Feb 2015 | Published: 16 Feb 2015

Jive Software

Collaboration—Understand the Business Value and How to Make It Work
sponsored by Unify
WHITE PAPER: View this informative white paper to get some insight and an information framework to aid in successful planning and deployment of collaboration solutions.
Posted: 16 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

Unify

The Age of Social Media: Lead Generation and Brand Authenticity
sponsored by Marketo
WHITE PAPER: This white paper considers the advantages of social media in regards to lead generation. Access now to find out how you can implement a profitable social media strategy by targeting a variety of platforms with specific plans of action, and how your sales leads will benefit.
Posted: 28 Jan 2015 | Published: 28 Jan 2015

Marketo

How to Build an Effective Work Environment at Home
sponsored by Citrix Online Go To Meeting
WHITE PAPER: Find out what exactly it takes to successfully work from home, and minimize any potential disruptions that could possibly come your way.
Posted: 27 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Citrix Online Go To Meeting

Harnessing the Power of Enterprise Social Collaboration
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: View this informative white paper to investigate the critical aspects needed to successfully expand the use of social collaboration, as well as a collaboration platform that will ensure a smooth sailing transformation.
Posted: 27 Jan 2015 | Published: 01 Jun 2014

IBM

What Does the Future of the Workplace Look Like?
sponsored by Citrix Online Go To Meeting
WHITE PAPER: View this informative white paper to find out how employees can communicate and collaborate effectively, especially with the amount of resources within reach.
Posted: 06 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Citrix Online Go To Meeting

Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization: Your Data, Your Way, At Your Business Speed
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how data virtualization is a lead data integration solution that provides unified data access, enabling agile data provisioning.
Posted: 30 Dec 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Red Hat

The Digital Enterprise Challenge: An Information-Centric Strategy for Digital Transformation
sponsored by OpenText
WHITE PAPER: This white paper identifies three key capabilities required to become an information-centric digital enterprise. It also describes how to use these capabilities to make the transformation easier.
Posted: 29 Dec 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2014

OpenText

Social, mobile HR practices keep employees happy
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why CHROs should connect and engage employees by deploying enterprise mobile and social strategies.
Posted: 12 Dec 2014 | Published: 12 Dec 2014

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Accelerate Service Deployment With A Private Cloud Infrastructure
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this case study to learn about the adaptable and predictive private cloud infrastructure that helped Wimbledon accelerate service deployment by 50%.
Posted: 09 Dec 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

IBM

Social network analysis –making sense of spaghetti
sponsored by IPL
WHITE PAPER: Social networks are rich with data, but unfortunately, making sense of this information can be a bit difficult to say the least. In the following white paper, Pat Galea explains some mathematical techniques that can be used to detect interesting insights within social networks. Read on to find out more.
Posted: 04 Dec 2014 | Published: 04 Dec 2014

IPL

All-Flash Storage: The Foundation for 3rd Platform Application Availability
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Access this whitepaper to learn about a vendor that provides flash-optimized systems that deliver flash performance and availability.
Posted: 01 Dec 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

NetApp

Website Security Threat Report 2014 - Part 2
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Consult this resource to learn more about the growing threat landscape. The data was collected and analyzed by Symantec's security experts.
Posted: 01 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Symantec Corporation

Next-Generation Servers Accelerate Application Performance and More
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®

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

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

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

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

The Market Within
sponsored by OpenText
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores the current state of social adoption and where innovative companies are focusing their efforts. Learn how to balance social inside and outside the enterprise, how to use social to improve worker efficiency, and much more.
Posted: 05 May 2014 | Published: 05 May 2014

OpenText
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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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