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DEFINITION: Six degrees of separation is the theory that anyone on the planet can be connected to any other person on the planet through a chain of acquaintances that has no more than five intermediaries. The theory was first proposed in 1929 by the Hungarian writer Frigyes Karinthy in a short story called "Chains."In the 1950's, Ithiel de Sola Pool (MIT) and Manfred Kochen (IBM) set out to prove the theory mathematically.  … 
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Avoid Mixed Sentiments on Social Media Analytics
sponsored by SearchBusinessAnalytics
EBOOK: Social media analytics has failed to meet its lofty expectations, despite a host of presumed business benefits. There is value to be found, but companies need to learn how.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 09 Oct 2014

SearchBusinessAnalytics

Applying Social Business:The Repeatable Patterns that Improve Business Processes and Provide Return
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper examines how top organizations are optimizing processes and technology to become a social business. Learn about the best practices that have emerged, common pain points to be wary of, and more.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 08 Oct 2014

IBM

Give Your Users What They Want with Cloud and Mobile
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: This informative webcast discusses how moving to the cloud can accelerate mobile adoption, as well as how to combine the power of cloud with the freedom and functionality of mobile.
Posted: 07 Oct 2014 | Premiered: Oct 7, 2014

IBM

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

IBM

SSP Drives Innovation and Excellence Across Its Global Portfolio
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: The following case study explores the collaboration challenge that faced SSP as they continued to grow operations around the world and how by deploying the right social networking platform they were able to establish a global directory, collaborate more efficiently, and more. Read on to learn how you can attain similar results.
Posted: 06 Oct 2014 | Published: 06 Oct 2014

IBM

Social Networking Unleashes Creativity and Productivity
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
RESOURCE: CIO's have stopped dismissing social networking as they discover its potential for boosting business productivity. In this SearchCIO download, Enterprise Social Networking, discover the various aspects of social networking and explains how to keep your best employees engaged through social platforms with expert tips and success.
Posted: 06 Oct 2014 | Published: 06 Oct 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

DLP’s Three Lock Box
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines what data loss prevention (DLP) solutions entail, how to select them, and what DLP can do for your organization.
Posted: 03 Oct 2014 | Published: 03 Oct 2014

CDW Corporation

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

IBM Unites the Old World of Email With the New World of Enterprise Social Software
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the direction that IBM is taking following the retirement of Lotus in 2013, including its revamped SmartCloud portfolio and social business software.
Posted: 03 Oct 2014 | Published: 11 Feb 2013

IBM

IT Governance and Compliance Strategies for the CIO
sponsored by Box
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide offers advice for how CIO's can ensure their IT governance and compliance strategies are successful, and discover what technologies are available to mitigate compliance problems.
Posted: 02 Oct 2014 | Published: 02 Oct 2014

Box

IT Compliance FAQ Guide
sponsored by Box
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, examine some frequently asked questions with respect to GRC and IT compliance including important frameworks, who is affected and more.
Posted: 02 Oct 2014 | Published: 02 Oct 2014

Box

Website Security Threat Report 2014 - Part 2
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Consult this resource to learn more about the growing threat landscape. The data was collected and analyzed by Symantec's security experts.
Posted: 01 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Symantec Corporation

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

IBM

Replatforming Your E-commerce Site: 10 Best Practices For Cross-Channel Retailers
sponsored by OmniTi
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper examines the biggest issues with first-generation e-commerce solutions and offers insight into why replatforming holds the answers to successful growth. Read on to uncover the top 10 best practices for replatforming and more.
Posted: 30 Sep 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

OmniTi

HR Meets Social Media: Fireworks or Fizzle
sponsored by Workday
EGUIDE: This e-guide reveals how forward-thinking businesses are leveraging social media to identify the best talent and overhaul traditional performance evaluations and communications between employees and HR.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Sep 2014

Workday

Deloitte CIO Survey 2014
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
RESEARCH CONTENT: Deloitte's second global CIO survey assesses CIO's role in innovation, spending and technology priorities, and their relationship with the business.
Posted: 26 Sep 2014 | Published: 26 Sep 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Next-Generation Servers Accelerate Application Performance and More
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: View this white paper to learn how server solutions must simplify management throughout the life cycle, automate maintenance tasks to improve IT efficiency and reduce downtime, and offer new storage innovations within the server to optimize the performance of demanding applications such as big data and analytics.
Posted: 19 Sep 2014 | Published: 19 Sep 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

IBM is a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Social Software
sponsored by IBM
ANALYST REPORT: This in-depth analyst report deciphers 20 different vendors in the social software market, including IBM, salesforce.com, and Google, and provides their strengths, cautions, and how they stack up against one another.
Posted: 16 Sep 2014 | Published: 10 Sep 2013

IBM

MicroScope September 2014: An issue covering the issues around cloud security concerns
sponsored by MicroScope
EZINE: An issue highlighting the need to challenge user fears around cloud security and the best ways to communicate on social media.
Posted: 12 Sep 2014 | Published: 12 Sep 2014

MicroScope

Social Media Analytics: Making Customer Insights Actionable
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn why some companies can turn insights gained from social media analytics into revenue, why others can't, and more.
Posted: 11 Sep 2014 | Published: 11 Sep 2014

IBM

Network Transformation: Get Smart with Your Data
sponsored by Neustar®
RESOURCE: Find out what changes CSPs must make to transform their networks in order to accommodate these consumer demands and the competition from non-traditional service providers.
Posted: 09 Sep 2014 | Published: 09 Sep 2014

Neustar®

Modern Sales In the Cloud: In the Era of the Empowered Customer
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Find out how you can accommodate the demands of today's customers, while ensuring the successful execution of your sales goals.
Posted: 05 Sep 2014 | Published: 05 Sep 2014

Oracle Corporation

Selecting the Best Social Software for Your Enterprise
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper objectively evaluates and compares 20 social software vendors on dimensions such as customer experience, pricing, and innovation.
Posted: 03 Sep 2014 | Published: 10 Sep 2013

IBM

Social Media Analytics: Making Customer Insights Actionable
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn why some companies can turn insights gained from social media analytics into revenue, why others can't, and more.
Posted: 03 Sep 2014 | Published: 03 Sep 2014

IBM

IDC Opinion - The future of email is social
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper examines the state of email and collaboration in today's enterprise and provides insight into how collaboration is expected to evolve along with what new technology will help make adapting to these changes much easier.
Posted: 03 Sep 2014 | Published: 03 Sep 2014

IBM
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SOCIAL NETWORKING DEFINITION (continued): …  Although they were able to phrase the question (given a set N of people, what is the probability that each member of N is connected to another member via k_1, k_2, k_3...k_n links?), after twenty years they were still unable to solve the problem to their own satisfaction. In 1967, American sociologist Stanley Milgram devised a new way to test the theory, which he called "the small-world problem." He randomly selected people in the mid-West to send packages to a stranger located in Massachusetts. The senders knew the recipient's name, occupation, and general location. They were instructed to send … 
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