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DEFINITION: A virtual community is a community of people sharing common interests, ideas, and feelings over the Internet or other collaborative networks. A possible inventor of this term and one of its first proponents was Howard Rheingold, who created one of the first major Internet communities, called "The Well." In his book, The Virtual Community, Rheingold defines virtual communities as social aggregations  … 
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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

Configuration Management for Virtual and Cloud Infrastructures
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: The top seven things to consider when managing configuration for virtual and cloud infrastructures.
Posted: 25 Oct 2011 | Published: 19 Jan 2011

ComputerWeekly.com

IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Desktop Virtualization Vendor Analysis
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This IDC study assesses the capability and business strategy of 11 vendors in the client virtualization market.
Posted: 25 Nov 2013 | Published: 25 Nov 2013

Citrix

Delivering IT to the Virtual Workforce
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the four key requirements of workshifting, the technologies needed to achieve them, and the solutions that can provide these capabilities to your organization.
Posted: 13 Aug 2013 | Published: 30 Jun 2011

Citrix

The CISO's Guide to Virtualization Security
sponsored by Rapid7
WHITE PAPER: Security incidents that occur in a virtual environment can cause significant, sometimes crippling damage to businesses. It's essential that security professionals outline their efforts and making securing virtual infrastructure a priority.
Posted: 18 Jul 2012 | Published: 12 Jan 2012


Five Tips for Better Virtual Meetings
sponsored by Citrix Online Go To Meeting
WHITE PAPER: Virtual meetings are all the rage these days. More workers are mobile, the marketplace is global and technology seamlessly links people and places like never before. In this white paper, we will go over five proven strategies that is sure to help you deliver productive virtual meetings.
Posted: 01 Oct 2011 | Published: 30 Sep 2011

Citrix Online Go To Meeting

Five Tips for Better Virtual Meetings
sponsored by Citrix Online Go To Meeting
WHITE PAPER: Virtual meetings are becoming the standard communication platform for businesses but they require careful consideration and planning to offset issues that result from the distance.  Take a look at this brief resource to discover five easy tips to enhance your virtual meeting.
Posted: 01 Oct 2011 | Published: 01 Oct 2011

Citrix Online Go To Meeting

Oxilion Deploys Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization to Keep Customers Satisfied
sponsored by Red Hat.
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover a new virtualization platform with cloud capabilities that delivers flexibility, scalability and cost requirements to virtual data centers.
Posted: 16 May 2011 | Published: 16 May 2011

Red Hat.

The Hardest Problems in Data Management
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Modern hardware trends and economics combined with cloud/virtualization technology are radically reshaping today’s data management landscape. Arguably one of the hardest problems faced by today’s solution designers is figuring out how to leverage this on-demand hardware to build an optimal data management platform. Continue reading to learn more.
Posted: 01 Mar 2011 | Published: 01 Mar 2011

VMware, Inc.

CA Automation Suite Paves the Way for Cloud
sponsored by CA Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how virtualisation and cloud initiatives are creating new types of management challenges across physical and virtual data centre environments. Continue reading to learn more.
Posted: 13 Dec 2010 | Published: 01 Oct 2010

CA Technologies

The Best of Both Worlds: The Hybrid Cloud
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: To handle the demands of modern business, CIOs must manage their internal data centers more effectively and learn how to leverage public cloud resources. The solution: a hybrid cloud strategy facilitated by a dynamic data center. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 07 Dec 2010 | Published: 07 Dec 2010

CA Technologies.

CA Automation Suite Paves the Way for Cloud
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how virtualization and cloud initiatives are creating new types of management challenges across physical and virtual data center environments. Continue reading to learn more.
Posted: 07 Dec 2010 | Published: 01 Oct 2010

CA Technologies.

How can I Overcome the Security Challenges of Today’s Virtualized Infrastructures?
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Read this solution brief to learn how to improve control over systems, applications and information to reduce risk in both physical and virtual server environments.
Posted: 25 Nov 2010 | Published: 01 Sep 2010

CA Technologies.

Content-Aware Identity & Access Management in a Virtual Environment
sponsored by CA Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how CA Technologies Content-Aware IAM solutions help protect customers in the physical world and similarly protect virtual environments by controlling identities, access, and information usage.
Posted: 01 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Jun 2010

CA Technologies

Content-Aware Identity & Access Management in a Virtual Environment
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how CA Content-Aware IAM solutions help protect customers in the physical world and similarly protect virtual environments by controlling identities, access, and information usage. 
Posted: 22 Sep 2010 | Published: 01 Jun 2010

CA Technologies.

Accelerate Business Through a Cost-efficient Virtual Workforce: Citrix Transforms IT into an On-Demand Service for Virtual Workers
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper defines a virtual workforce, describes the challenges and requirements that organisations face when supporting a virtual workforce, and explains how Citrix solutions can address these requirements and scale accordingly to foster and support future growth.
Posted: 18 Sep 2009 | Published: 25 May 2009

Citrix

The Virtual Office Checklist
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The technology behind remote access is called a "virtual private network," or "VPN," and it establishes a private, secure network connection over a public network, such as the Internet.
Posted: 10 Oct 2008 | Published: 10 Oct 2008

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Magic Quadrant for Team Collaboration and Social Software, 2007
sponsored by Socialtext
WHITE PAPER: The collaboration support market is being revitalized, with buyers and sellers looking to add social interaction in the context of broad collaboration support. Read this Gartner white paper which discusses new and established vendors in this market...
Posted: 05 Dec 2007 | Published: 24 Oct 2007

Socialtext

Grow Faster by Connecting Your People: IBM Lotus Connections Software
sponsored by IBM Software Group
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn more about this software and how you can find and collaborate with experts; easily locate people and information; build closer partner and customer relationships; and foster bottom-up, community-based innovation.
Posted: 03 Aug 2007 | Published: 01 Apr 2007

IBM Software Group
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VIRTUAL COMMUNITIES DEFINITION (continued): …  that emerge from the Internet when enough people carry on public discussions long enough and with sufficient human feeling to form webs of personal relationships in cyberspace.Virtual communities might be thought of as subgroups within Marshall McLuhan's notion of cyberspace as a "global village." Before the Web, virtual communities existed on bulletin board services (BBS) and many still do. Some virtual communities or facilitators of them use the metaphor of a coffee house or something similar to help users visualize the community. In general, there are two kinds of communication among virtual … 
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