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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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Pervasive technology trends shaping the business and the implications for your data center
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes the implications of cloud computing, mobile technologies, social collaboration, and business analytics on data center operations. Access now and learn about the predictive tools and techniques you can use to help build data center strategies that hold up in the face of such disruptive technologies.
Posted: 28 Aug 2015 | Published: 28 Aug 2015

IBM

5 Steps to Building a Customer Experience-Driven Contact Center
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: This white paper illustrates how organizations are overcoming modern customer experience hurdles to earn customers' satisfaction and long-term loyalty. Read on to uncover 5 important steps to building a customer experience-driven contact center.
Posted: 24 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Genesys

The Enterprise Journey to Cloud
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The complexity and critical role of ERP systems in organizations require an enterprise cloud strategy to evaluate the best way to migrate to the cloud. Access this white paper for help in developing a cloud strategy that addresses key areas.
Posted: 17 Aug 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

IBM

The Impact of Social Media on Sales Quota and Corporate Revenue
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Is social media the new selling medium to reach today's more informed, busier buyer? This research report sheds light on the impact that social media has on sales teams' ability to meet revenue goals.
Posted: 05 Aug 2015 | Published: 01 Jul 2015

Microsoft

Social Intelligence Guide for Marketing
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper explores expert insights for maximizing ROI on social channels.
Posted: 04 Aug 2015 | Published: 01 Jul 2015

Microsoft

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

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

130 Sales Tips for 2015 from Salesforce
sponsored by Salesforce.com
EBOOK: This e-book rounds up 130 of the best sales tips for success in 2015 and beyond. Read on to absorb experts' wisdom on a variety of topics, from productivity and sales culture to prospecting and cold calling.
Posted: 28 May 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Salesforce.com

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

eBook: Best Practices for Social Customer Service
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: This resource explains how businesses can integrate social media and customer service in 4 development phases to build customer loyalty and a memorable customer experience.
Posted: 03 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Genesys

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
sponsored by Qlik
WHITE PAPER: This white paper illustrates the level of technological transformation IT must commit to if they wish to keep up with employee expectations. Learn how to make these changes by optimizing visualization, big data, and more
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

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

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

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

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

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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