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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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Architecting A Compelling and Engaging Digital Presence
sponsored by Limelight Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Creating meaningful relationships with your customers is one of the keys to success. Before the widespread adoption of digital communication, the resources and tools were often limited to sustain and improve these relationships. Consult this white paper to learn more about how digital communication creates new opportunities for businesses.
Posted: 12 Sep 2013 | Published: 12 Sep 2013

Limelight Networks, Inc.

Websites are Dead. Long Live Digital Presence
sponsored by Limelight Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: As digital channels evolve, so should your business's digital strategy – yet most businesses today still rely solely on websites to generate traffic and attract customers. In order to thrive, you need to engage and interact with customers across a variety of channels. Read on to learn how to get started crafting a strong digital presence.
Posted: 12 Sep 2013 | Published: 12 Sep 2013

Limelight Networks, Inc.

Benchmarking Your Digital Strategy
sponsored by Limelight Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Every business has a digital presence that impacts their brand and could hinder potential sales if not properly managed. In order to survive in today's digital era, traditional marketing practices need to be overhauled. Read on to learn 10 key strategies marketers need to be successful in digital marketing.
Posted: 12 Sep 2013 | Published: 12 Sep 2013

Limelight Networks, Inc.

Protecting Your Website With Always On SSL
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the imperative need for always on SSL, and the steps you can take to deliver end-to-end protection for your users. It also includes detailed accounts of four organizations that are leading the way with always on SSL in a cooperative effort to make the internet more secure.
Posted: 11 Sep 2013 | Published: 01 May 2012

Symantec Corporation

Unlock the 6 Secrets to Social Success
sponsored by Jive Software
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the top six secrets to social success and receive help implementing and/or adjusting your framework for the addition of social. Also view in-depth key actions you should take and questions you must answer to ensure your social strategy is a beneficial one.
Posted: 25 Jul 2013 | Published: 25 Jul 2013

Jive Software

Identity-Centric Security: Enabling and Protecting the Business
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Discover why the enterprise perimeter as we know it is dissolving and how your users are taking its place – creating numerous security issues for your IT department. In addition, learn how identity-centric security can help you protect data and maintain compliance in this new enterprise model.
Posted: 24 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

CA Technologies.

Smarter Work Force
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Today, people will determine the success of your business over business models and budgets. Workforce design helps companies provide meaningful work to their employees. View this resource to learn more about how to encourage growth in your business among many other tips.
Posted: 17 Jul 2013 | Published: 17 Jul 2013

IBM

Create a Referral Program to Grow Your IT Business
sponsored by ConnectWise
WHITE PAPER: The primary mode of growth for most technology provider businesses is by good, old word of mouth.  Yet, many businesses have not established an official referral program to capture as many referrals as possible.  Check out this guide to find the proven best strategies for creating the perfect referral program for your business.
Posted: 16 Jul 2013 | Published: 16 Jul 2013

ConnectWise

Developing a Road Map to an Exceptional Web Experience
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: When it comes to web experiences, customers have high expectations. Consult this resource to learn how you can provide innovative, high-value user experience solutions to satisfy your customers. It explains how to deliver resources that draw from user experience and knowledge.
Posted: 16 Jul 2013 | Published: 16 Jul 2013

IBM

Becoming a Social Business: Social Business Enterprise Strategy Accelerator
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The way people interact and form relationships is changing, social business is the way of the future. This resource explains more about the opportunities that social business provides. It discusses how to go about adopting social media for both external and internal purposes, read on to learn more tips on transitioning to the social enterprise.
Posted: 16 Jul 2013 | Published: 16 Jul 2013

IBM

3 Tips to Align Employees and Company Strategy
sponsored by Jive Software
WHITE PAPER: In most cases, keeping all employees aligned around the company's strategic mission seems simply out of reach. This resource outlines 3 necessary habits to help align and engage employees with the company culture. Strategic alignment is paramount to inspiring employee engagement.
Posted: 15 Jul 2013 | Published: 15 Jul 2013

Jive Software

Benchmarking the Social Intranet
sponsored by Jive Software
WHITE PAPER: Social business is a relatively new phenomenon. How should your business go about quantifying the success of adoption figures? This resource offers some key insights into the adoption rates of companies ranging from education to finance.
Posted: 15 Jul 2013 | Published: 15 Jul 2013

Jive Software

How to improve sales reps performance
sponsored by Jive Software
WHITE PAPER: How many of your employees reach their full potential? By implementing a new approach to social business, your enterprise can develop a new process to facilitate the learning, knowledge-sharing and teamwork essential to improve sales employees.
Posted: 11 Jul 2013 | Published: 11 Jul 2013

Jive Software

Why Bringing Social to your Marketing Team is a Non-Negotiable
sponsored by Jive Software
WHITE PAPER: Access this valuable resource to learn how improving cross-functional collaboration is the new marketing mandate, and social business is the enabler, allowing marketing teams to drive more leads, increase sales and cut operational costs.
Posted: 11 Jul 2013 | Published: 11 Jul 2013

Jive Software

Key tips to develop better content
sponsored by Jive Software
WHITE PAPER: Do you want to improve your content? Today, the right content can set your business apart from its competitors. View this resource to learn more about how to improve your content marketing. It outlines 5 key asset development challenges and how social collaboration can help you master them.
Posted: 10 Jul 2013 | Published: 10 Jul 2013

Jive Software

Social Business: Fracking for Value in the Enterprise
sponsored by Jive Software
WHITE PAPER: View this resource to learn more about how to stay competitive in today's social environment. It shows how social platform vendors are educating customers on where and how to apply for social business advantage. Find out what your business can do to improve its business approach by reading this white paper now.
Posted: 09 Jul 2013 | Published: 09 Jul 2013

Jive Software

How to reap the benefits of social business
sponsored by Jive Software
WHITE PAPER: On average, social business solutions helped companies increase employee productivity by 15% and drive 2-4% incremental top-line value annually, according to this resource. Learn how your business can benefits from social collaboration by reading this white paper now.
Posted: 09 Jul 2013 | Published: 09 Jul 2013

Jive Software

HP Publishes First Social eBook On Next-Generation Enterprise with Jive-Powered Customer Community
sponsored by Jive Software
WHITE PAPER: In this resource learn about HP's Enterprise 20/20, a collaborative online experience that features a social ebook and Jive-powered public community, where community members participate in a wide variety of discussions about the future of the world, technology and business.
Posted: 24 Jun 2013 | Published: 24 Jun 2013

Jive Software

Business Analytics in the cloud: Driving business innovation through cloud computing and analytics solutions
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: It's no secret that businesses who build strong analytically oriented teams can set themselves apart from the crowd. Consult this white paper to learn more about how analytical are changing the game of corporate sales and supply chain operations. Find out how your business can balance quantifiable benefits against risks to make the right decisions.
Posted: 14 May 2013 | Published: 14 May 2013

IBM

Measuring Return on Knowledge in a Big Data World
sponsored by Coveo
WHITE PAPER: The speed at which business moves today, along with the sheer volume of data created by the social world, demands new approaches to interpreting data. This ebook offers a guide to big data. Read now to find out how to stay competitive and better serve your customers.
Posted: 15 Aug 2013 | Published: 15 Aug 2013

Coveo

Social Business - Patterns in achieving social business success
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: How can your business become more social? View this resource to learn mroe about the best practices that have emerged and other social business patterns.
Posted: 17 Jul 2013 | Published: 17 Jul 2013

IBM

IBM Social Business Adoption QuickStart
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Companies are investing in social business software to enhance knowledge exchange and sharing, streamline their operations and improve their response to evolving market demands. Consult this white paper to find out how to implement social business in the most effective way.
Posted: 17 Jul 2013 | Published: 17 Jul 2013

IBM

Magic Quadrant for the CRM Customer Engagement Center
sponsored by Salesforce
WHITE PAPER: Access this comprehensive Gartner report to explore and compare customer engagement center (CEC) applications from today's top vendors. Discover the strengths and weaknesses of these customer service technologies, and decide which is right for your social CRM strategy.
Posted: 08 Jul 2013 | Published: 13 May 2013

Salesforce

Social analytics: Finding opportunity in chaos
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Today, all organisations are engaged in social media. Enterprises can no longer escape the need to monitor and analyse social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter and other news outlets. Enterprise need to adjust to this change quickly or they risk falling behind.
Posted: 08 May 2013 | Published: 08 May 2013

IBM

Infor Epiphany Brochure
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: This helpful resource introduces one CRM tool that allows you to optimize your customer interactions across all communication channels and glean deeper insight into your customer base.  Read on to learn about the specific benefits this technology offers businesses across all sectors.
Posted: 30 Apr 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Infor
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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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