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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

Social Intelligence Approaches to Support Four Core Customer Scenarios
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This paper outlines some of the best methods for deploying social intelligence to support your CRM strategies. Read this and learn how the right social intelligence can help you win new customers, retain existing customers, reduce the cost of customer management and more. Also, discover specific use cases of social intelligence.
Posted: 03 Apr 2013 | Published: 03 Apr 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

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

Social Recruiting: How to Effectively Use Social Networks
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the importance of developing a comprehensive social network recruiting strategy to deliver a true ROI from Facebook and LinkedIn.
Posted: 13 Nov 2012 | Published: 20 Mar 2014

Oracle Corporation

Productivity, Mobility and Efficiency: Keeping Your Devices Secure
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this research report, uncover how organizations are – or should be – responding to the invasion of mobile devices in the workplace, the emerging trends in enterprise mobility today, best practices for ensuring effective mobile policies, and much more!
Posted: 07 Nov 2012 | Published: 07 Nov 2012

Cisco Systems, Inc.

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

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

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

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
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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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