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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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Trends in Enterprise Mobility
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: This research report from Comptia offers advice to organisations on provisioning mobile devices, assesses the benefits of mobile and identifies the challenges of remote working.
Posted: 22 Apr 2013 | Published: 22 Apr 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

CRM Analytics: Effective and Efficient Customer Data
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

CyberAgent translates blog user insights into a more engaging experience
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: View this white paper to learn how Japan's largest blog service provider, CyberAgent, found a way to create a new level of engagement and loyalty among its blog readers. By developing an analytics framework that enabled a new kind of insight into blogging preferences and behavior.
Posted: 29 Apr 2013 | Published: 29 Apr 2013

IBM

Oracle Mobile and Social Service: The Next Step in IAM
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: As cloud computing, mobile computing and social computing infiltrate the enterprise, an "identity explosion" is occurring – one which requires a new IAM strategy. This whitepaper explores the next steps in IAM and how to keep your enterprise safe.
Posted: 24 Apr 2013 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Advanced Identity Tracking for Social Networking Sites
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This resource details the methods used to assist social networking sites in identifying online predators and thwarting potentially serious attacks. View now to learn more!
Posted: 22 Apr 2013 | Published: 31 May 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company

Advancing Your Digital Marketing Strategy with Webtrends Analytics
sponsored by WebTrends
WHITE PAPER: In the age of social media, web analytics can help you harness data from a variety of channels to construct and implement an effective, integrated marketing strategy. Check out this helpful white paper to learn how you can advance your digital marketing strategy, grow brand loyalty and build revenue through the use of analytics.
Posted: 18 Apr 2013 | Published: 18 Apr 2013

WebTrends

Facebook’s Best Kept Secret: Building Conversions and Revenue with Ads for Fans
sponsored by WebTrends
WHITE PAPER: With over 800 million Facebook users to potentially see your message, you need to capitalize on the marketing opportunity that Facebook ads presents. Read this white paper to better understand targeted ads for fans, and for advice on creating a strategy for successfully driving traffic, tracking campaign activity, and increasing conversions.
Posted: 12 Apr 2013 | Published: 12 Apr 2013

WebTrends

Information Optimization Transformation Experience Workshop
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Many organizations continue to struggle with basic BI competencies, such as information quality, data integration, governance, and accessibility. Read on to learn how you can benefit from an online Big Data workshop where your business and IT leaders can collaborate on the latest strategies and trends about strategic information management.
Posted: 12 Apr 2013 | Published: 12 Apr 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

Beyond Business as Usual: The Mega Shift Toward Social Communications
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Discover how integrating social software with communications is transforming the modern workplace, maximizing the potential of human capital, and generating value for businesses worldwide.
Posted: 09 Apr 2013 | Published: 02 Oct 2012

IBM

Anticipate, engage and deliver exceptional web experiences
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: View this white paper to learn more about how social business is growing. It is becoming a major component of business strategies and reflects the way businesses manage both customers and information. Learn how you can help your customers and employees with better social business by reading this resource now.
Posted: 09 Apr 2013 | Published: 09 Apr 2013

IBM

Introducing Social Business for the Mid-Market
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Consult this resource to learn more about the insight Aberdeen research discovered by studying 229 mid-sized companies. They looked to uncover if there were specific characteristics that made companies more interested in using social business.
Posted: 09 Apr 2013 | Published: 09 Apr 2013

IBM

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
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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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