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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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CRM Analytics: Making the Most of Salesforce data to increase sales efficiency
sponsored by SearchCRM
WHITE PAPER: View this white paper to unlock the power behind CRM analytics. It explains how you can develop a view of the customer by analyzing social media data. Find out how to make the most of tweets and Facebook postings by reading this resource now.
Posted: 02 Apr 2013 | Published: 02 Apr 2013

SearchCRM

Small and Midsize Business guide to Mobile Security
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
WHITE PAPER: In this mobile security FAQ for small to midsize businesses, hear the answers to all of your pressing questions about the mobile threat landscape and what you can do to protect your mobile workforce. Discover how vulnerable SMBs are to mobile threats, tips for evaluating your solution options, and more.
Posted: 20 Dec 2012 | Published: 20 Dec 2012

SearchSecurity.com

Managing Web Security in an increasingly Challenging Threat Landscape
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
WHITE PAPER: In this expert guide, discover how new trends such as mobility, social networking, and cloud computing may be putting your organization at risk, and learn essential strategies for securing your extended enterprise from Web-based threats – read on to learn more.
Posted: 19 Dec 2012 | Published: 19 Dec 2012

SearchSecurity.com

BBVA seamlessly monitors and improves its online reputation
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines a business case for analytics at financial institutions. BBVA, a global group that offers individual and corporate customers a range of financial and non-financial products and services, was interested in knowing what new and existing clients were saying about the business through social media.
Posted: 10 Dec 2012 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

IBM

A Unified Records Management Approach to Maximize SharePoint and Social Media
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: As the use of social media and SharePoint technologies continues to rise, effective records management is becoming more difficult than ever before.  Inside this paper, learn best practices for effectively managing SharePoint and social media, including 5 questions to consider and 4 key issues to address when designing your overall strategy.
Posted: 03 Dec 2012 | Published: 03 Dec 2012

Iron Mountain

Records Management Strategies for Social Media Compliance
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: According Smithsonian Magazine, by 2013 businesses will generate as much data every 10 minutes as was generated in the world through 2003 – most of which will be social media data. Does you have a solid plan in place to effectively manage these social records? Read on to learn 5 steps to devising a social media records management program.
Posted: 26 Nov 2012 | Published: 26 Nov 2012

Iron Mountain

Anatomy of the New Decision: Five Hot Trends Shaping Business Analytics
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: Businesses have been using data to improve decision-making for decades, but practicing legacy business intelligence strategies today can put you at a disadvantage. Read on to learn how the 5 hottest IT trends help you extract more sophisticated intelligence from your data, including: mobile computing, social media, cloud services, and more.
Posted: 19 Oct 2012 | Published: 19 Oct 2012

Information Builders

Integrating Social Media Into Your Content Management Strategy
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Gartner predicts that by 2013 half of all organizations will be asked to provide content from social media sources for e-discovery lawsuits, yet most organizations’ social media management policies are non-existent or counter-productive. Find out how to protect yourself from the top concerns that accompany social media.
Posted: 13 Jun 2012 | Published: 01 Jun 2012

Iron Mountain

The Future of Email and Applications is Social
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The workplace is evolving – is your email application keeping pace? This resource details why the future of email and applications is social and details the many benefits a socially relevant email experience provides.
Posted: 05 Apr 2013 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

IBM

Putting Web Threat Protection and Content Filtering in the Cloud
sponsored by Webroot
WHITE PAPER: In this informative white paper, discover the benefits of deploying security solutions, such as secure web gateways, in the cloud rather than on local servers and appliances. See how you can maximize security and minimize costs using a cloud-based architecture – read on to learn more.
Posted: 05 Feb 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Webroot

Benchmarking in the contact center: Tips for managing what you measure
sponsored by Avaya
WHITE PAPER: Benchmarking projects are a great way for contact center organizations to improve their operations in order to reconcile competing demands from customers and the business. Read this white paper to learn best practices for executing a successful contact center benchmarking project.
Posted: 24 Oct 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2010

Avaya

Social Recruiting Guide: How to Effectively Use Social Networks and Avoid Legal Risks
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Social networking sites are some of the most powerful tools available to recruiters today. If you're not sure where to start with a social recruiting strategy, this paper will outline why social recruiting is becoming an imperative for companies today, what considerations you need to be aware of, and what first steps you can take.
Posted: 03 Oct 2012 | Published: 31 Jul 2012

Oracle Corporation

Customer Care in a Social World: Are We There Yet?
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores and explains why the contact center is a key strategic focal point for customer engagement via social channels.
Posted: 21 Sep 2012 | Published: 01 Mar 2012

Oracle Corporation

The Anywhere Worker: Essential Tools to Keep Teams Connected
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper takes an in-depth look at the changing role of IT departments in the face of the demand to connect, collaborate and communicate with remote and in-office workers in a similar - if not near exact - fashion. Read now to learn about the best practices and tools available to make this a reality.
Posted: 12 Sep 2012 | Published: 12 Sep 2012

Citrix

Cisco IBSG Global Research Reveals New Ways for Banks To Prosper in an Omnichannel World
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Banking customers worldwide are ready for an omnichannel experience – are you ready to give it to them? This resource describes the concept of omnichannel banking, why your customers need it, and why you shouldn't wait to offer it to them.
Posted: 17 Aug 2012 | Published: 17 Aug 2012

Cisco Systems, Inc.

The Social Business: Advent of a new age
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper outlines the why organizations need to become social businesses today. Read on to learn how your business can become social through crafting the right blueprint relying on networks, social and real-time collaboration, mobility and integration, how to deepen your customer relationships and the benefits associated with it, and much more.
Posted: 30 Jul 2012 | Published: 16 Feb 2011

IBM

Live and On-Demand: Streaming Video with LifeSize UVC Video Center
sponsored by LifeSize
WHITE PAPER: Learn why video streaming has become a key part of the communications strategy of today's organizations, and how this tool can help you increase connectivity, save budget dollars, and boost productivity.
Posted: 25 Jul 2012 | Published: 25 Jul 2012

LifeSize

The mini-guide to social customer service
sponsored by Salesforce.com
WHITE PAPER: Social media has fundamentally changed the world of customer service. This comprehensive guide outlines the keys to success to realize your social customer service potential. Learn why actively engaging with customers is imperative, 4 vital customer services areas to focus on, and more.
Posted: 23 Jul 2012 | Published: 01 Jul 2012

Salesforce.com

Social Customer Service: The Pivotal Driver of the Social Enterprise
sponsored by LiveOps
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to see how you can maximize your customer relationship management efforts through social customer service and foster brand loyalty, higher customer lifetime value, enhanced customer experience, and higher revenues.
Posted: 06 Jul 2012 | Published: 06 Jul 2012

LiveOps

Social Media Feedback for Hospitality: Help Every Location Protects its Online Reputation
sponsored by Medallia
WHITE PAPER: The feedback from social media can allow your business to demonstrate value to customers which will ultimately result in customer loyalty and higher revenues. Read this paper to learn how to join customer experience and social media feedback to eliminate customer pain points in a single reporting application.
Posted: 03 Jul 2012 | Published: 03 Jul 2012

Medallia

Social Media and Loyalty: Four Customer Success Stories
sponsored by Medallia
WHITE PAPER: Review this brief resource to learn the details of a CRM strategy that boasts the ability to increase online review scores, enhance referral marketing practices, build a loyal social community, and more. Read through 4 customer success stories and discover how they leveraged this tool to generate more business.
Posted: 28 Jun 2012 | Published: 01 Jun 2012

Medallia

Bringing Order to the Chaos of “Bring Your Own Device”
sponsored by Enterasys
WHITE PAPER: In order to fully accept the “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) trend in your enterprise, it is vital to find a solution that provides security, scalability, centralized policy, and a superior end-user experience. Learn how you can bring order to the chaos of BYOD, plus details of a solution that can help you achieve this.
Posted: 01 Jun 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

Enterasys

Thumbs Up! Customer Engagement for a New Generation A Benchmark Study of the Impact of Social Media on Customer Service
sponsored by DMG Consulting
WHITE PAPER: This paper reviews a study of the impact of social media on customer service and how to plan and implement social media for maximum effectiveness within your business.
Posted: 16 May 2012 | Published: 01 Nov 2011

DMG Consulting

Strategies for Managing Social Networking & Personal Web Use in the Workplace
sponsored by Total Defense
WHITE PAPER: Access to Web content in the workplace such - as social networking, streaming media and more - has become an increasing issue. This resource explores the risks and challenges of personal Web use as well as presents a business case for enabling appropriate use. View now to uncover key strategies that will help you protect your business.
Posted: 14 May 2012 | Published: 14 May 2012

Total Defense

A Business-Driven Approach to Mobile Enterprise Security
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Prepare your organization for the consumerization of IT and BYOD with the help of this resource. Uncover details about mobile enterprise policy creation, security monitoring, network and security infrastructure, and more.
Posted: 11 May 2012 | Published: 11 May 2012

Juniper Networks, Inc.
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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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