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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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BT rolls out Microsoft Sharepoint 2010
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: BT is to roll out Facebook-style social networking services to its 100,000 employees, in a move it says will help staff collaborate more effectively on projects, whether they are in the office or working remotely.
Posted: 25 Oct 2011 | Published: 01 Jun 2010

ComputerWeekly.com

CW+: Quocirca report: Communications technology – be prepared to be flexible
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: Communications needs for many organisations are changing rapidly. Internally, there are always new technologies appearing and changes in working styles to deal with but there is now, increasingly, the influence of more social and consumer choices affecting the officially deployed systems.
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 12 Aug 2010

ComputerWeekly.com

Social media is not just for fun – it can transform your business
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: This six-page Buyer’s Guide to Social Media explains why CIOs and senior IT professionals have a prime oppor tunit y to rethink core business processes and examine how to use social computing to create advantages for their business.
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 19 Jan 2011

ComputerWeekly.com

CW+: Quocirca report: Digital Britain – opportunities and risks for UK businesses
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: Digital Britain is the UK government’s strategic vision for the UK digital economy. While social inclusion and rights protection are major themes, the plans will also have a significant impact on businesses.
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 20 Sep 2010

ComputerWeekly.com

Readying your Portals for Social Business
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Social networking, high-speed mobility and smarter devices are changing the way we do business. Read this paper now to learn how you can create value for your business through building robust social and real-time collaboration capabilities into portals.
Posted: 16 Nov 2011 | Published: 16 Aug 2011

IBM

6 Things Every Manager Should Know About Microsoft Sharepoint
sponsored by Rackspace Hosting
WHITE PAPER: Wouldn’t it be great if you could quickly find company information, work closely with teams in different locations, and securely share documents with major customers? You can do all that with SharePoint. This resource presents six key concepts that every IT pro should be aware of before adopting SharePoint into the enterprise
Posted: 11 Oct 2011 | Published: 11 Oct 2011

Rackspace Hosting

Solution Brief: The Top Four Business Risks of Social Media
sponsored by BlueCoat
WHITE PAPER: Social networks are changing the way people interact, communicate, form opinions, and purchase. And businesses must support social media to drive their business. However, this medium can also pose new security risks. View now to explore the top four risks of social networking and discover various ways to protect against and mitigate these risks.
Posted: 19 Sep 2011 | Published: 19 Sep 2011

BlueCoat

Content Management Interoperable Services, A Social and Content-Centric Wave
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Organizations have always struggled to find a common way to effectively manage, access, and govern content applications across multiple systems. Learn how CMIS can provide your business with improved operational efficiencies.
Posted: 13 Sep 2011 | Published: 13 Sep 2011

IBM

The Social CRM Playbook
sponsored by SugarCRM Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will provide an outline of the broad steps you should take in building a social CRM strategy and a overview of how you can pair that strategy with technology to enable your business to practice real social CRM.
Posted: 01 Sep 2011 | Published: 31 Aug 2011

SugarCRM Inc.

Social Media Moves into Mainstream IT Service Management
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper focuses on the evolving role of social media in service desk management. Read on to learn more about social media trends in ITSM, the new culture for service desk management, the benefits of improved self-service access via social media and how social media applies to Service Desk in terms of collaboration, community, etc.
Posted: 29 Aug 2011 | Published: 24 Aug 2011

CA Technologies.

Controlling Web 2.0 Applications in the Enterprise
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: New technologies used in Web 2.0 applications have increased the volume and complexity of network traffic. More than ever, businesses must deploy new methods of monitoring and controlling Web 2.0 applications in order to discover and mitigate new hidden security threats.
Posted: 01 Aug 2011 | Published: 29 Jul 2011

Fortinet, Inc.

The Social Customer Engagement Index
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides the results of a survey of industry professionals about how they were using social channels to engage customers from a service perspective. Learn how you can leverage these findings to transform your own efforts to integrate social and traditional methods of communication with your customers.
Posted: 25 Jul 2011 | Published: 25 Jul 2011

SAP America, Inc.

Three Must-Have’s to Securing the Social Web
sponsored by Websense, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Social Web has emerged as a valuable business tool for innovative organizations to engage with customers and stay competitive. But among the popularity comes great risk, as these networks can be targets for cybercriminals. View this paper to explore the 3 crucial measures to take in order to provide safe and productive use of this great resource.
Posted: 14 Jul 2011 | Published: 14 Jul 2011

Websense, Inc.

Securing the Social Network: How to Embrace Emerging Technologies Without Putting Critical Data at Risk
sponsored by Websense, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Organizations today are integrating platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter as a way to engage with customers and capitalize on marketing opportunities. However, these social networks are targets for  cybercriminals. View this paper to explore the oportunities and risks of social networking and learn best practices for ensuring security.
Posted: 14 Jul 2011 | Published: 14 Jul 2011

Websense, Inc.

The Eight Truths of Social Learning. Now.
sponsored by SkillSoft Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper seeks to uncover the fundamental requirements for a successful social learning program. Based on early experience with our own social learning tool, this list of eight “truths” has been compiled to provide a foundation for learning professionals who are launching social learning in their organizations.
Posted: 30 Jun 2011 | Published: 30 Jun 2011

SkillSoft Corporation

 The Social Business - Advent of a new age
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the ins and outs of social businesses, uncovering what it means, the value it brings, and what you should expect for the future.
Posted: 23 Jun 2011 | Published: 22 Jun 2011

IBM

The Promises and Pitfalls of Social Media in the Legal Community
sponsored by iCONECT
WHITE PAPER: From personal brand building to professional practice, social media offers professionals a host of opportunities and pitfalls to drive success or failure. Access this white paper to learn about the legal considerations surrounding content on social media websites.
Posted: 16 Jun 2011 | Published: 09 Jun 2011

iCONECT

The State of Data Security
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Recognize how your data can become vulnerable and understand the compliance issues involved. This paper identifies data protection strategies you can use to keep your organization's information both safe and compliant.
Posted: 26 May 2011 | Published: 26 May 2011

Sophos, Inc.

The State of Marketing 2011: Unica’s Annual Survey of Marketers
sponsored by Unica Corporation - An IBM Company
WHITE PAPER: This is the current report based on a survey of almost 300 online and direct marketers representing a comprehensive mix of companies by location, revenues and industry. Explore the response to new developments, continuing trends and the market.
Posted: 06 May 2011 | Published: 06 May 2011

Unica Corporation - An IBM Company

True Profiles: A Contemporary Method for Managing Customer Data
sponsored by Unica Corporation - An IBM Company
WHITE PAPER: As the internet changes the way of traditional marketing and communication, discover a “True Profile” as a means of understanding customer behavior, actions and preferences using analytics. Learn the 4 key components of True Profiles and the business benefits included.
Posted: 04 May 2011 | Published: 04 May 2011

Unica Corporation - An IBM Company

Social Networking in the Enterprise: Benefits and Inhibitors
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals the primary considerations for social networking, such as: business value and strategic relevance, adoption trends and concerns, and strategic considerations for ESS deployment.
Posted: 20 Apr 2011 | Published: 01 Jun 2010

Cisco Systems, Inc.

What's your Customer Experience Advantage?
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: SAP Insider Article covering new SAP CRM innovations which help companies empower their employees, substantially improve the customer experience, and thereby achieve a competitive advantage.
Posted: 23 Mar 2011 | Published: 23 Mar 2011

SAP America, Inc.

Leveraging the Power of Social Media
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Download this free white paper and find out how to "Drive Sales Effectiveness with Enterprise-Ready Web 2.0Solutions," "Harvest Social Knowledge for Customer Service," and learn how "Social CRM Turns Customers into Competitive Advantage."
Posted: 21 Mar 2011 | Published: 03 Aug 2009

Oracle Corporation

Balancing Social Networking with Network Security Objectives
sponsored by BlueCoat
WHITE PAPER: Social networking has achieved a level of popularity that requires reasonable access at work, but it is also sufficiently mature to bring value to many businesses. But safe social networking requires an aggressive and layered security strategy at the web gateway, as well as the definition of new usage policies and priorities from management and IT.
Posted: 04 Mar 2011 | Published: 04 Mar 2011

BlueCoat

Is Your Acceptable Use Policy Social Media-proof?
sponsored by M86 Security
WHITE PAPER: This paper is intended for IT decision makers, HR managers and executives responsible for adopting and enforcing email and Web Acceptable Use Policies (AUPs) within an organization. It provides guidance on how to update an AUP to accommodate the increasing popularity and use of social media in the business environment.
Posted: 11 Feb 2011 | Published: 11 Feb 2011

M86 Security
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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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