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DEFINITION: Social networking is the practice of expanding the number of one's business and/or social contacts by making connections through individuals. While social networking has gone on almost as long as societies themselves have existed, the unparalleled potential of the Internet to promote such connections is only now being fully recognized and exploited, through Web-based groups established for that purpose.  … 
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How New Technology is Changing the Way Marketing and Sales Interact With Leads
sponsored by Conversica
WHITE PAPER: In a time when 48% of salespeople never follow up with a lead, and 33% of leads who display interest are never contacted, what can sales teams do to improve their effectiveness and efficiency? Access this white paper today to learn about a new approach to intelligently finding and nurturing hot leads using sales conversion management.
Posted: 17 Jul 2015 | Published: 17 Sep 2014

Conversica

Google Apps Collaboration Adoption Services
sponsored by Cloud Sherpas
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how to improve the adoption of Google Drive for collaboration across the enterprise.
Posted: 12 Jun 2015 | Published: 12 Jun 2015

Cloud Sherpas

The Future of the Contact Center: 7 Key Trends in 2015
sponsored by Five9
WEBCAST: In this webcast, Liz Osborn, VP of Product and Solution Marketing at Five9, discusses 7 key trends that are shaping the future of the contact center, from social engagement to OmniChannel capabilities. Watch now to access useful advice on maximizing the benefits of these trends within your organization.
Posted: 04 Jun 2015 | Premiered: Apr 2, 2015

Five9

Collaboration Matters: Lay the Foundation and Keep the Momentum
sponsored by Dropbox for Business
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, you will learn the importance of ensuring that all organizational channels understand the benefits of enterprise collaboration as necessary for getting optimum value from user buy-in. Plus, discover how to use technology to initiate collaboration from T.J. Keitt, a senior analyst at Forrester Research Inc.
Posted: 04 Jun 2015 | Published: 04 Jun 2015

Dropbox for Business

Modernizing Software Delivery through Software-Defined Environments
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Companies need a holistic software delivery process that streamlines their ability to innovate based on customer feedback while also lowering barriers, costs and risks. Software-defined environments (SDEs) can do this. This white paper explains how to begin the transition to SDEs and receive the full benefit of their resources and tools.
Posted: 27 May 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

IBM

Take Action on Customer Insights
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: With analytics, companies can capture, analyze and provide insights to respond to customers in real time through social media channels. Read this white paper to discover the importance of a solid customer analytics strategy.
Posted: 20 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Customer Experience: An Enterprise Driver in the New Style of IT
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper explains learn how tools developed in the consumer space are being adapted to create organizations that are more collaborative, interaction-oriented, and user-centric than ever before.
Posted: 15 Apr 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Building data-driven applications in the cloud
sponsored by IBM
EBOOK: Read this e-book to find out how accessing analytical resources in the cloud can allow users to easily view, understand, and interact with data and insights. Additionally, learn how to access and update data remotely through mobile devices to improve accuracy and enable real-time planning and forecasting.
Posted: 02 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

IBM

Learn From History to Make Better Analytics Decisions
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
VIDEO: View this brief video to understand how analytics uses data to propel good decision making. Learn the difference between simply reporting transaction data, and gaining insights from technologies.
Posted: 02 Apr 2015 | Premiered: 19 Mar 2015

Hewlett-Packard Limited

5 Trends That are Reshaping Information Technology (IT)
sponsored by Qlik
WHITE PAPER: View this informative white paper to absorb just how the role of IT is in need of transformation. From enforcement to empowerment, and efficiency to efficacy, learn the areas in which IT needs to change such as visualization, big data, and the cloud.
Posted: 31 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2015

Qlik

Your Planning Guide for Collaboration and Content in the Cloud
sponsored by Dropbox for Business
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, analysts break down communication, collaboration, content and social platforms - or, 3CS systems. Discover how to leverage these essentials with mobile, cloud and other technologies across the enterprise.
Posted: 30 Mar 2015 | Published: 29 Mar 2013

Dropbox for Business

How Michigan State University Calculates Likelihood of Philanthropic Engagement
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: This case study describes how MSU leveraged business intelligence and predictive analytics to gain deep insight into an individual alum's potential to give.
Posted: 20 Feb 2015 | Published: 30 Jan 2015

IBM

3 Pillars of Customer Experience in Today's Connected World
sponsored by Salesforce.com
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn three steps to meeting customers' rising expectations in today's hyper-connected world: Personalized service, smarter support, and faster connection.
Posted: 19 Jan 2015 | Published: 19 Jan 2015

Salesforce.com

Unified Platform Management Needed for Hybrid Cloud UC
sponsored by Dimension Data
EGUIDE: This e-guide talks about the next stage of hybrid UC and the first cloud-UC use cases.
Posted: 09 Jan 2015 | Published: 09 Jan 2015

Dimension Data

The Social Dimension of Business Analytics: Extracting Value from Customer Feedback
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: The following informative white paper examines the biggest issues with conventional social media and BI tools and offers insight into a social media analytics platform that can improve the value of customer data, marketing approaches, and more.
Posted: 03 Oct 2014 | Published: 03 Oct 2014

Information Builders

Social Engineering in IT Security
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
BOOK: This extract from Sharon Conheady's book, Social Engineering in IT Security, gives an overview of Social Engineering techniques and explains how organisations can protect themselves.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Sep 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Is Your BI Ready for the Future?
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: Learn about new, leading analytics and data management practices that can help you reap the benefits of mobile, social, big data and cloud technologies.
Posted: 25 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Gartner: How CIOs should prepare for optimising IT in the digital economy
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ANALYST BRIEF: Gartner analyst Michael Smith argues that CIOs should adopt a dual approach to supporting the enterprise's transformation to the digital economy.
Posted: 09 Sep 2014 | Published: 09 Sep 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Gartner: The rise of the Chief Data Officer and what it means for IT leaders
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ANALYST BRIEF: CIOs should view the Chief Data Officer as a peer and a partner who will enable them to focus on the job they already have, says Gartner analyst Debra Logan.
Posted: 09 Sep 2014 | Published: 09 Sep 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Speech-to-Text Analytics Reveals New Insights Into Consumer Behavior
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how Telerx, a global contact center outsourcing provider, embrace the methods that modern consumers are utilizing to share their opinions and turned raw data into valuable insight for their clients.
Posted: 20 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

IBM

IDC MarketScape for Jive Software
sponsored by Jive Software
WHITE PAPER: This IDC MarketScape report looks at enterprise social network vendors and features Jive in this excerpt. Learn about Jive's strengths, challenges, key features, and more.
Posted: 17 Feb 2015 | Published: 17 Feb 2015

Jive Software

Strategic CPM as a Driver for Organizational Performance Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how leveraging new strategic corporate performance management capabilities enables more coordinated performance management initiatives.
Posted: 11 Feb 2015 | Published: 10 Jan 2014

IBM

Moving Forward with CRM: Key Trends and Technologies
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide uncovers key CRM technologies and trends, and explores the best ways to measure the real value of an investment in social CRM.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 12 Nov 2014

IBM

Take Advantage of Multi-Channel to Improve CEM
sponsored by Five9
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, explore the benefits and business drivers of integrating your data across all channels. Discover what tools and strategies you'll need to achieve a truly integrated, cross-channel customer experience.
Posted: 10 Oct 2014 | Published: 10 Oct 2014

Five9

Beyond Passwords: Protect the mobile enterprise with smarter security solutions
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Find out how flexible authentication schemes, context-based access and behavioral analysis can help ensure that only authorized mobile users can access your valuable resources—on-site, in the cloud and beyond.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

IBM
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SOCIAL COMPUTING DEFINITION (continued): …  Based on the six degrees of separation concept (the idea that any two people on the planet could make contact through a chain of no more than five intermediaries), social networking establishes interconnected Internet communities (sometimes known as personal networks) that help people make contacts that would be good for them to know, but that they would be unlikely to have met otherwise. In general, here's how it works: you join one of the sites and invite people you know to join as well. Those people invite their contacts to join, who in turn invite their contacts to join, and the process repeats … 
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