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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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Do your employees “like” their work?
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

Wimbledon Championships enriches fans’ online and social media interaction
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 Enterprise Storage: Defining 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

An Exceptional Customer Experience Platform in the Cloud
sponsored by NEC
WHITE PAPER: Find out which industry-leading vendor has the cloud-enabled customer experience solution needed to achieve countless benefits, including improved customer satisfaction.
Posted: 18 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

NEC

Reclaim Business Bandwidth: Controlling Recreational Traffic
sponsored by Exinda Networks
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper takes an in-depth look at controlling peer-to-peer and recreational internet traffic to help lower bandwidth restrictions for enterprise networks. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 11 Nov 2014 | Published: 11 Nov 2014

Exinda Networks

PeopleBrowsr Customer Story
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explains who PeopleBrowsr, an organization that creates, executes, and analyzes campaigns across the entire range of social media environments, turned to when they needed massive, scalable and reliable storage for its more than 100 terabytes of data.
Posted: 29 Oct 2014 | Published: 14 Oct 2014

IBM

Shell Eco-marathon Widens its Horizons
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This case study covers how Shell Eco-marathon now allows organizers to explore and serve data quickly and efficiently to improve event management.
Posted: 28 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

DLP’s Three Lock Box
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines what data loss prevention (DLP) solutions entail, how to select them, and what DLP can do for your organization.
Posted: 03 Oct 2014 | Published: 03 Oct 2014

CDW Corporation

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

IBM Unites the Old World of Email With the New World of Enterprise Social Software
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the direction that IBM is taking following the retirement of Lotus in 2013, including its revamped SmartCloud portfolio and social business software.
Posted: 03 Oct 2014 | Published: 11 Feb 2013

IBM

Evolving Toward the Next Phase of Email
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores current email usage in the workplace, as well as corporate email's anticipated future, including a more cohesive user experience with integrated application functionality, social capabilities, and transparent accessibility.
Posted: 01 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

IBM

Replatforming Your E-commerce Site: 10 Best Practices For Cross-Channel Retailers
sponsored by OmniTi
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper examines the biggest issues with first-generation e-commerce solutions and offers insight into why replatforming holds the answers to successful growth. Read on to uncover the top 10 best practices for replatforming and more.
Posted: 30 Sep 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

OmniTi

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®

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

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

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

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

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

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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