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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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Delivering a Digital Customer Experience for Today’s Mobile Consumer
sponsored by Mitel Networks Limited
WHITE PAPER: Today's customers demand flexibility from their digital interactions. Discover how you can provide seamless, satisfying digital experiences to your customers through email, text, web chat, and social media by downloading this white paper now.
Posted: 04 May 2016 | Published: 04 May 2016

Mitel Networks Limited

Risk or Reward? UC, IM, and Social Media in the Pharmaceutical Industry
sponsored by Actiance
WHITE PAPER: For pharmaceutical companies, the reward from social channels is high, but they must mitigate the risk in order to make it worth using. Learn how to capture and archive all content from social channels to stay in line with corporate governance and regulatory requirements.
Posted: 25 Apr 2016 | Published: 25 Apr 2016

Actiance

Recruitment is Marketing: The Future of Talent Acquisition
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Social media has changed how we approach recruiting. In this report, discover how the social phenomenon has rocked the HR recruiting world, and learn how to create multi-faceted online attraction strategies.
Posted: 08 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

IBM

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

Microsoft

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

Microsoft

Super Bowl 50: The Social Story
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: How can your brand galvanize your campaigns with meaningful messages and unique second screen activations? Click through now to discover the powerful bond between social media and sports that your brand should be leveraging to drive engagement.
Posted: 15 Mar 2016 | Published: 15 Mar 2016

Oracle Corporation

6 Questions To Ask A Social Platform Vendor Before Signing A Contract
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: You've probably noticed the abundance of social relationship management tools on the market today. From long-established companies to fresh start-ups, the space is saturated with solutions for pretty much everything. Download this white paper now to learn what social relationship management platform is right for your business.
Posted: 15 Mar 2016 | Published: 15 Mar 2016

Oracle Corporation

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

Infor

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

Infor

Increase End User Productivity and Reduce Operating Costs with a Social Collaboration Platform
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this Forrester brief, learn how a social collaboration platform can improve productivity by providing a unified location for content, reduce the burden on IT resources by bringing disparate resources together, provide anytime, anywhere access to information, and more.
Posted: 12 Feb 2016 | Published: 12 Feb 2016

IBM

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

IBM

Measuring Social Media ROI in the Enterprise: Myths and Facts
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: When it comes to social media marketing, there is perhaps no other topic that is discussed more than determining and reporting return on investment, or ROI. This white paper makes the case that ROI determination can be approached in a unified, structured and straightforward way.
Posted: 11 Feb 2016 | Published: 11 Feb 2016

Oracle Corporation

The Socially Enabled Enterprise: Study Results
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Uncover key characteristics of socially enabled enterprises in this research report by downloading it now. Read on to discover how you can transform your business to reap the benefits of social engagement.
Posted: 22 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Oracle Corporation

Socially Enabling Businesses Across the Globe
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Today, social is the new business norm. But unlike in the past, numerous siloed social solutions won't cut it anymore. In this resource, learn how you can properly integrate social into your business to improve customer experience management strategies, and collaboration across departments.
Posted: 22 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Oracle Corporation

Delivering on the Promise of the Social Business
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper aims to illustrate the value of social business transformation, how to understand social business maturity, as well as how leaders can plan and prioritize for continued success, scale, and maturation. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 22 Jan 2016 | Published: 22 Jan 2016

Oracle Corporation

Practical Tips to Drive Sales with Social Media
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Uncover how you can sell more effectively in a crowded market by using the latest social media tips and tricks. Gain ideas on how to maximize LinkedIn for social selling, how to avoid social selling pitfalls, and much more.
Posted: 19 Jan 2016 | Published: 19 Jan 2016

Microsoft

Sell Effectively with Smart CRM
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the criteria necessary for effective sales technology and explains how one organization found its sales software solution. Read on to learn how you can select the tools that will lead to sales success.
Posted: 29 Dec 2015 | Published: 29 Dec 2015

Microsoft

Your Social Intelligence Guide for Customer Service
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This guide reveals how companies like LEGO take the time to listen, respond, and follow up with customers to create an amazing experience. Gain insights from experts such as Clara Shih, CEO and Founder of Hearsay Social, board member of Starbucks, and author of The Facebook Era.
Posted: 28 Dec 2015 | Published: 28 Dec 2015

Microsoft

Turn Social Sentiment into Opportunity with CRM and Analytics
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: In this guide, you'll uncover tips on how to reach customers at the point of influence with social marketing. Learn why social engagement plays a critical role in bridging the gap between your digital campaigns and the conversations they spark.
Posted: 15 Dec 2015 | Published: 15 Dec 2015

Microsoft

Becoming a Digital Business
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores seven areas in which modern technology is being used to revamp the enterprise. Discover new ideas for your journey towards digitization.
Posted: 14 Dec 2015 | Published: 14 Dec 2015

Microsoft

Market Analysis: Social Software in the Workplace
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this analyst report to find 14 social software vendors rated and reviewed for your convenience, in addition to pertinent information regarding the business uses and positive impacts of these collaboration platforms.
Posted: 08 Dec 2015 | Published: 26 Oct 2015

IBM

5 Questions Every Sales Department Should be Able to Answer and How Analytics can Help Answer Them
sponsored by Salesforce.com
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

Salesforce.com

Technology Offers Convenience, Privacy Pays the Price
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Technology is a wonderful thing, but it comes with a price: your privacy. This white paper can help you learn more about what kind of personal data is collected by web sites and applications, and how to secure your information online.
Posted: 20 Oct 2015 | Published: 20 Oct 2015

Global Knowledge

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.

Enabling New Levels of Customer Engagement with Predictive Analytics
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper and uncover the questions you'll be able to answer with a combined predictive- and social-analytics strategy. Additionally, you'll learn 6 key positive outcomes you can gain with predictive-powered customer insights.
Posted: 14 Oct 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

IBM
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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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