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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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5 Trends That are Reshaping Information Technology
sponsored by Qlik
WHITE PAPER: How does IT ensure that they are empowering their users with the tools they need to naturally explore data, ask the next question, and uncover the insight they need to make informed decisions? This white paper illustrates how IT can keep up with employee expectations by optimizing visualization, big data, and the cloud.
Posted: 31 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2015


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 helps TD Bank get social
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: TD Bank recently implemented IBM Connections to facilitate instant social communication and collaboration between its employees who are spread across North America.
Posted: 22 Jan 2015 | Premiered: 22 Jan 2015


Social Advances: Five Ways HR Can Use Social Technology to Build a Smarter Workforce
sponsored by IBM
PRESENTATION: Social, mobile, and analytics technologies are combining with behavioral science to change what it means to be a productive worker. Companies are investing in systems that drive employees to be more engaged and more productive. Click through this slideshow to find out why 72% of companies use social business tools for help with recruiting.
Posted: 20 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013


Key Insights & Recommended Actions from the IBV CHRO Study
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: Access this webcast, New Expecations for a New Era, to answer the question: How does HR empower the business to help boost sales, improve customer satisfaction and loyalty, and improve employee satisfaction?
Posted: 20 Jan 2015 | Premiered: Jan 20, 2015


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

Social Media Trends from 2009-2018: What you Need to Know to Capitalize
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The following IDC Analyst Report examines the enterprise social networks market trends from of the recent past, present and future. Discover ways to capitalize on these trends in coming months.
Posted: 19 Jan 2015 | Published: 19 Jan 2015


The Social Workplace: IBM Connections Social Cloud
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: This short video introduces IBM Connections Social Cloud, an innovative set of web-based collaboration and social networking services.
Posted: 06 Oct 2014 | Premiered: 06 Oct 2014


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

Evolving Toward the Next Phase of Email
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores current email usage in the workplace, as well as corporate email's anticipated future, including a more cohesive user experience with integrated application functionality, social capabilities, and transparent accessibility.
Posted: 01 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014


Social Engineering in IT Security
sponsored by
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 Enterprise
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 Enterprise

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

How to Develop Technology to Attract and Retain Digital Customers
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
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 Enterprise

RSA's Digital Journey
sponsored by
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 Enterprise
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 Enterprise

Infographic: New Expectations for Customer Service Workers
sponsored by IBM
RESOURCE: This infographic offers insight into the new expectations for customer service representatives and retail workers in order to better connect with customers and provide richer experiences.
Posted: 08 Aug 2014 | Published: 08 Aug 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

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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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