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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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Social Computing Reports
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Take Your ITSM Strategy to the Stratosphere
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EBOOK: In the age of self-provisioning, some CIOs may wonder whether their role is about to go the way of the dinosaur. But the CIOs and experts we spoke to for this SearchCIO handbook on IT service management delivery say otherwise -- in fact, they argue, the movement toward self-service IT makes the CIO more relevant than ever.
Posted: 06 Sep 2013 | Published: 06 Sep 2013

3-2-1 Contact: The Call Center in a Multichannel World
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EGUIDE: There's no ignoring it - the role of the contact center is drastically changing, and your agents need the tools to keep up with increasing customer demands. In this expert e-guide, explore how you can modernize the tools in your contact center to empower agents to meet the constantly shifting demands of customers.
Posted: 28 Aug 2013 | Published: 28 Aug 2013


Sap and SuccessFactors Break Adoption Silos
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ANALYST REPORT: SAP has articulated a compelling vision of the all-in-one, cloud-based HCM (Human Capital Management) solution – what it needs is a path to help traditionalists get there, says analyst group Nucleus Research.
Posted: 27 Aug 2013 | Published: 27 Aug 2013

Growing Revenue with Smart Marketing
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EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, find out why integrating sales and marketing is essential for making the most of every customer contact in today's e-commerce landscape. Discover how a new way of approaching your revenue cycle, revenue performance management (RPM) can enhance customer interactions with this powerhouse combination.
Posted: 19 Aug 2013 | Published: 19 Aug 2013


Business Reimagined
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BOOK: Reimagining business is about waking up to a new environment based on technology that liberates rather than constrains, writes Dave Coplin.
Posted: 26 Jun 2013 | Published: 28 Jun 2013

Snapshot: Online presence of UK retailers
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RESEARCH CONTENT: This concise report assesses the online presence of 36 of the UK's leading high street retailers.
Posted: 24 Jun 2013 | Published: 24 Jun 2013

Information Governance
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RESEARCH CONTENT: This research from AIIM looks at the risk profile around electronic records, the keep-all versus delete-all options, e-discovery, and the implications of social, mobile and cloud on risk management policies.
Posted: 03 Jun 2013 | Published: 03 Jun 2013

Transform your business with Software as a Service
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Becoming a customer-centric organization that fosters innovation and collaboration requires a new way of thinking and operating. Companies equipped with the tools and vision to embrace that change today will be positioned for greatness. Find out how to develop a collaborative business by reading this resource now.
Posted: 26 Sep 2013 | Published: 26 Sep 2013


Full Sail University Success Story: Building a Better Educational Website
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WHITE PAPER: Find out how Full Sail experienced a jump in site visitors, page views and time on site. The new online presence has helped Full Sail instill the message that if offers both online and on-campus degree programs.
Posted: 26 Sep 2013 | Published: 26 Sep 2013

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Creating ROI with Web Experience Management
sponsored by OpenText
EGUIDE: In this E-Guide, learn tips on creating ROI with web experience management.
Posted: 11 Sep 2013 | Published: 11 Sep 2013


Measuring, Monitoring and Improving Customer Experience
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EGUIDE: This E-Guide focuses on how companies can address CEM challenges and take steps to improve the overall customer experience.
Posted: 11 Sep 2013 | Published: 11 Sep 2013


Harnessing Social Media to Boost the Bottom Line
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EBOOK: Launching a social CRM strategy? It's a good idea, but be careful not to overdo it. Get the keys to effective social CRM.
Posted: 29 Aug 2013 | Published: 29 Aug 2013


Measuring Return on Knowledge in a Big Data World
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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


CIO Decisions E-Zine: Putting a social layer into every business app
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EZINE: Enterprises committed to collaboration are building a social layer into their business apps and platforms. Learn how in this issue of CIO Decisions.
Posted: 09 Aug 2013 | Published: 09 Aug 2013

Hitting the Information Governance and Compliance Sweet Spot
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EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide from, technology law expert Jeffrey Ritter discusses the complications and benefits that arise between data governance and compliance rules.
Posted: 05 Aug 2013 | Published: 05 Aug 2013


Social Business - Patterns in achieving social business success
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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 Social Business Adoption QuickStart
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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


Developing a Road Map to an Exceptional Web Experience
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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


Becoming a Social Business: Social Business Enterprise Strategy Accelerator
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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


Creating a Smarter Workforce for Market Leadership
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: With today's changing workforce dynamics and economic challenges, business leaders are turning their focus to their most valuable asset -- their people. View this webcast to find out how organizations who engage and motivate their people can achieve significant competitive differentiation and market leadership.
Posted: 15 Jul 2013 | Premiered: Jul 15, 2013


2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for the CRM Customer Engagement Center
sponsored by Salesforce
WHITE PAPER: Salesforce has been recognized by Gartner as a leader in this report for the 8th year in a row.In the age of the customer, nothing is more important than customer service. Service Cloud customers agree.
Posted: 08 Jul 2013 | Published: 13 May 2013


Social Intelligence Approaches to Support Four Core Customer Scenarios
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WHITE PAPER: To get the most value from the wealth of customer data available, businesses have to adapt to new technologies, processes, and strategies. In this helpful resource, discover how to leverage social intelligence to achieve profit-delivering customer management components, and how to integrate these new tools into your CRM environment.
Posted: 28 Jun 2013 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

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About T-Mobile USA
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CASE STUDY: Find out in this case study how a social business platform enabled T-mobile to consolidate and centralize information about products, services, pricing, policies and troubleshooting, enabling sales reps to better utilize their time.
Posted: 20 Jun 2013 | Published: 20 Jun 2013

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Seven Trends Driving Effectiveness in the Contact Center
sponsored by Avaya
WHITE PAPER: Customers want to use social media, video, instant messaging and more to contact you - and they want to do it quickly. In this resource, check out seven key trends that are driving effectiveness in the contact center.
Posted: 31 May 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013


eGuide Social Media Networks Tie into Global and Local HR Strategies
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EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explains how social media is causing HR leaders to rethink recruitment and talent management. Also inside, learn how you can effectively cope with the challenges of meting out a global strategy with localized tactics.
Posted: 21 May 2013 | Published: 21 May 2013

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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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