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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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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


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

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


3 Pillars of Customer Experience in Today's Connected World
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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

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
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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

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

Best Practices for Delivering a Personalized Customer Experience
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: This paper will discuss the changing nature of the customer experience; outline the need for and benefits of a multi-channel contact center; highlight the key drivers and challenges companies must consider as they embark on this approach; identify what to look for in a vendor partner; and offer best practices for success.
Posted: 11 Sep 2014 | Published: 11 Sep 2014


Gartner: How CIOs should prepare for optimising IT in the digital economy
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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

Gartner: The rise of the Chief Data Officer and what it means for IT leaders
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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

Going Digital: How to Develop Technology to Attract and Retain Digital Customers
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WEBCAST: Bryan Glick, Editor in Chief of Computer Weekly, sits down with Barry Maybank, Client Principal of the Digital Customer Experience at HP Enterprise Services, to discuss the drivers of going digital and how to take advantage of your customers becoming increasingly tech savvy.
Posted: 05 Sep 2014 | Premiered: Sep 5, 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

RSA's Digital Journey
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PRESENTATION: Ian Hood, Group Digital Director of RSA, tells the story of one of the UK's largest insurers journey to digital technology in this presentation.
Posted: 22 Aug 2014 | Published: 22 Aug 2014

Going Digital: How to Develop Technology to Attract and Retain Digital Customers
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
TRANSCRIPT: Find out from the pros how to leverage new technologies to improve your relationship with customers.
Posted: 21 Aug 2014 | Published: 21 Aug 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Integrated Talent Management
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ANALYST REPORT: This Independent analyst perspective into the integrated talent management systems market from Elearnity assesses the leading talent management suppliers.
Posted: 22 Jul 2014 | Published: 22 Jul 2014

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


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


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

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


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


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


The Benefits of Social and Cloud-based CRM Tools
sponsored by Microsoft India
EGUIDE: In order to stay competitive, you need to know what customers are saying about your business, and you need to participate in the conversation as well. In this e-guide, learn from CRM experts what makes a social CRM tool successful, and why cloud-based CRM systems may be the right choice for you.
Posted: 17 Jul 2014 | Published: 17 Jul 2014

Microsoft India

Delivering Positive Multi-Channel Customer Experiences
sponsored by Microsoft India
EGUIDE: This essential e-guide delves deep into what it takes to provide integrated multi-channel customer experiences, with insights from experts including Ernan Roman, President of Ernan Roman Direct Marketing.
Posted: 17 Jul 2014 | Published: 17 Jul 2014

Microsoft India

BPS Edge: CEM The New Style of Customer Engagement Management
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Find out about the most recent customer engagement management innovations.
Posted: 03 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Transforming Customer Experience in the New Digital World
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will show you how taking a holistic approach to digital channels in the contact center and beyond and integrating them into your customer experience strategy allows you to transform the end-to-end customer journey and deliver consistent, seamless and personalized experiences across all channels, touchpoints and interactions.
Posted: 01 Jul 2014 | Published: 01 Jul 2014

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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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