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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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Using Social Media to Deepen Your Customer Relationships
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: Written for the marketing executive, this paper provides a useful framework to begin to assess how an organization can engage in social media to build deeper relationships with its customers.
Posted: 24 Nov 2010 | Published: 24 Nov 2010

Infor

Top 10 Tips to Keep Your Small Business Safe
sponsored by Trend Micro, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn the top ten ways to protect your small business against web threats. Learn what you need to know about security and what are the key elements to address.
Posted: 19 Nov 2010 | Published: 17 Nov 2010

Trend Micro, Inc.

Your Small Business Security Questions Answered: SocialNetworks, SensitiveData, Business Banking
sponsored by AVG Technologies USA, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper answers your most critical small business security questions. Social networks, sensitive data, and business banking are all topics covered in this security guide. Read this paper now to learn more.
Posted: 05 Nov 2010 | Published: 05 Nov 2010

AVG Technologies USA, Inc.

Messaging in the Cloud: Embedding an Email, Mobile, and Social Infrastructure
sponsored by ExactTarget
WHITE PAPER: MPaaS is a newer niche in cloud computing, but it’s a natural fit for gaining efficiencies of scale and reliability by using the infrastructure of messaging providers like ExactTarget. Read on to learn more about an unmatched one-to-one messaging solution that provides unbeatable deliverability - without the hassle of new capital investments.
Posted: 29 Oct 2010 | Published: 29 Oct 2010

ExactTarget

Threat Containment for Facebook
sponsored by BlueCoat
WHITE PAPER: This technical brief discusses multiple Blue Coat solutions to address malicious content control, enforce acceptable use policies, prevent sensitive information leakage and enhance user productivity on Facebook.
Posted: 08 Oct 2010 | Published: 08 Oct 2010

BlueCoat

BPM SOA and Web 2.0: Business Transformation or Train Wreck?
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: The challenges faced by today’s government agencies and commercial operations are many and varied—and to stay afloat, these organizations must not only promote change from within, but they must also be agile enough to quickly adapt to evolving markets, policies, regulations, and business models.
Posted: 06 Oct 2010 | Published: 27 Aug 2008

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

FINRA: Compliance Guide Social Networks, Web 2.0 and Unified Communications
sponsored by FaceTime Communications
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper sets out some of the key rules, guidelines and associated risks for FINRA member firms and suggests ways that organisations can use technology to protect themselves and their RRs. In addition, it looks at some of the other issues that enterprises may encounter when enabling the new internet.
Posted: 21 Sep 2010 | Published: 21 Sep 2010

FaceTime Communications

Enhancing Constituent Perceptions with CRM for Public Sector: Advancing Beyond Efficiency and Service Improvements
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: By using a CRM strategy with software solutions, government agencies can achieve a host of benefits when it comes to streamlining business processes and analytical capabilities. Read on to learn how By enabling such CRM processes, governments can build communication campaigns that help shape the public’s perceptions and advance the value delivered.
Posted: 02 Sep 2010 | Published: 02 Sep 2010

SAP America, Inc.

Social Gaming in the Cloud: A Business White Paper
sponsored by RightScale
WHITE PAPER: Major gaming publishers such as Zynga, Crowdstar and Playfish use RightScale to scale to tens of millions of players per day. RightScale has the experience and tailored solution for launching and managing social games on the cloud.
Posted: 01 Sep 2010 | Published: 01 Sep 2010

RightScale

2010 Information Security & Compliance Trend Study
sponsored by nCircle
WHITE PAPER: This report summarizes the results of the nCircle 2010 Information Security and Compliance Trend Study, a cross-industry survey of over 250 respondents in the IT security industry in the United States and Canada. Over 65% of survey respondents are from large and midsize enterprises.
Posted: 02 Aug 2010 | Published: 02 Aug 2010

nCircle

The Impact of Business Analytics on Performance and Profitability
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: Let it be stated plainly: Business analytics are the key to achieving these challenging objectives. Our world generated more data in 2009 than in the previous recorded history of mankind. A good deal of this data can be converted into useful information and competitive advantage – by applying the right analytics.
Posted: 30 Jul 2010 | Published: 30 Jul 2010

SAS

Web 2.0 Engaging Customer Passion
sponsored by SDL Web Content Management Solutions Division
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines the ways in which organizations can tap into Web 2.0 interaction as part of the marketing strategy, marketing tactics and communication plan to create customer engagement by matching your visitors' passion and to figure out the "best fit" for the new opportunities that present themselves.
Posted: 28 Jul 2010 | Published: 27 Jul 2010

SDL Web Content Management Solutions Division

Cloud Computing - Latest Buzzword or a Glimpse of the Future?
sponsored by Google Apps
WHITE PAPER: Google Apps has the same potential to revolutionize the productivity of IT operations for small to mid-size businesses. The cost savings are immediate, and the potential for innovative collaboration is boundless. Google Apps offers simple, powerful communication and collaboration tools for enterprises of any size.
Posted: 06 Jul 2010 | Published: 06 Jul 2010

Google Apps

The Application Usage and Risk Report
sponsored by Palo Alto Networks
WHITE PAPER: The latest edition of the Application Usage and Risk Report (Spring 2010) covers a sample size that has grown more than 15 fold to 347 and is truly global. Since the Spring 2008 Report, the number of applications Palo Alto Networks identifies has grown to nearly 1,000 with nearly 750 of them found during the six month period.
Posted: 30 Jun 2010 | Published: 30 Jun 2010

Palo Alto Networks

Web 2.0 @ Work: How CIOs Can Help Drive Business Returns by Improving Organizational Effectiveness
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Without access to historical information, organizations today would be severely limited in their ability to make informed, appropriate decisions regarding even the most basic aspects of their business. This whitepaper outlines the four keys to success and discusses the ROI of Web 2.0.
Posted: 18 Jun 2010 | Published: 15 Jan 2009

IBM

Running a Successful Enterprise 2.0 Pilot
sponsored by NewsGator
WHITE PAPER: NewsGator has years of experience running effective social computing solution pilots. Running a successful pilot not only boosts the value you can derive from your solution, it also prepares you for a successful companywide launch. This whitepaper will provide a framework for a successful pilot, give best practice tips and tricks, and more!
Posted: 17 May 2010 | Published: 17 May 2010

NewsGator

A Framework for 2.0 Adoption in the Enterprise
sponsored by NewsGator
WHITE PAPER: This report draws from the knowledge of full‐time practitioners who orchestrate enterprise‐wide rollouts in their organizations. We outline patterns of adoption and highlight practical insight that will help your company and your clients plan for the process and help set realistic expectations for a successful 2.0 rollout.
Posted: 05 May 2010 | Published: 05 May 2010

NewsGator

Your Small Business Security Questions Answered: Social Networks, Sensitive Data, and Business Banking
sponsored by AVG Technologies USA, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This brief paper provides in depth answers to three pressing questions that many small businesses are asking about IT security: If social networks are such a risk, shouldn't we just block them? How liable am I for the loss of sensitive data? How safe is online business banking? Read on to learn the answers to these three questions and more.
Posted: 28 Apr 2010 | Published: 28 Apr 2010

AVG Technologies USA, Inc.

Top Tips to Securing your Business Reputation
sponsored by AVG Technologies USA, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Reputation is everything in the world of a small business. It often takes years to establish a good reputation, but unfortunately it can take far less time lose one. Read this paper to learn tips that will help you keep your reputation secure.
Posted: 28 Apr 2010 | Published: 28 Apr 2009

AVG Technologies USA, Inc.

Ten Ways to Dodge CyberBullets
sponsored by ESET
WHITE PAPER: This paper comes from a series of blogs from the beginning of 2009 and based on that material, it’s been updated here with more recent material from other members of ESET’s research teams across the globe. Read more to find out.
Posted: 16 Apr 2010 | Published: 16 Apr 2010

ESET

Social Engineering: Hacking People, Not Machines
sponsored by AVG Technologies USA, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Hackers are often portrayed as technical geniuses plying their trade through the use of complex computer code. But gaining access to a computer can be as simple as fooling someone into a revealing a password. Read this paper to learn more about social engineering threats and how to defend against them.
Posted: 31 Mar 2010 | Published: 31 Mar 2010

AVG Technologies USA, Inc.

Maintaining Trust: Protecting Your Web Site Users from Malware
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores the problem of malware and how it is increasingly being delivered through legitimate Web sites. It also introduces new techniques from IBM that are designed to go beyond standard security measures to help organizations proactively defend against threats.
Posted: 31 Dec 2009 | Published: 02 Nov 2009

IBM

Expanding Information Access Initiatives with Embedded Enterprise Search
sponsored by Vivisimo, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper focuses specifically on what application developers—specifically, ISVs and solution integrators—need to do in order to satiate this emerging market demand. Read on to learn some of Vivisimo's capabilities and how ISVs and solution integrators can leverage them to address evolving search challenges within their respective applications.
Posted: 22 Dec 2009 | Published: 22 Dec 2009

Vivisimo, Inc.

Using Social Search to Drive Innovation through Collaboration
sponsored by Vivisimo, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper, will try to help you strike a balance between solid business thinking and explosive enthusiasm for any new technology option with 2.0 in the description. Our goal is to give you a new way of looking at old challenges.
Posted: 22 Dec 2009 | Published: 22 Dec 2009

Vivisimo, Inc.

Leveraging Social Media to Drive Retail Sales and Enhance Customer Experience
sponsored by Wipro Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Read this article for an examination of three considerations for social media: social media driving revenue, customer experience and tracking and using social media measurement tools.
Posted: 17 Dec 2009 | Published: 17 Dec 2009

Wipro Technologies
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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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