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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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Stay Up to Date With Modern Business Etiquette
sponsored by Premiere Conferencing
EBOOK: This eBook explores numerous business etiquette tips for today's workplace
Posted: 27 Feb 2015 | Published: 27 Feb 2015


Get Organized to Stop the Communications and Collaboration Infrastructure Civil War
sponsored by NetScout Systems, Inc.
ANALYST REPORT: View this Forrester report to learn why creating a comprehensive CCI road map is difficult for many IT organizations, as well as a checklist to help you achieve a unified CCI strategy.
Posted: 24 Feb 2015 | Published: 10 Nov 2014

NetScout Systems, Inc.

How Michigan State University Calculates Likelihood of Philanthropic Engagement
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: This case study describes how IBM Cognos Business Intelligence and SPSS Modeler enabled Michigan State University to calculate an affinity score for potential donors based on more than 170 variables, providing the team with deep insight into an individual alum's potential to give.
Posted: 20 Feb 2015 | Published: 30 Jan 2015

IBM

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, partnered with IBM Business Analytics to embrace the methods that modern consumers are utilizing to share their opinions and turn raw data into valuable insight for their clients.
Posted: 20 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

IBM

Vendor Report for Social Software in the Workplace: 17 Vendors Compared
sponsored by Jive Software
WHITE PAPER: This Magic Quadrant report from Gartner Inc. assesses 17 social software vendors in terms of strengths, functionality, and cautions, and intends to help buyers find the right system suitable to fit their needs.
Posted: 18 Feb 2015 | Published: 18 Feb 2015

Jive Software

Remedies for Compliant Communication and Collaboration in Healthcare Organizations
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WHITE PAPER: Healthcare organizations should access this informative white paper to learn about the importance of keeping compliance regulations in mind when utilizing electronic communication, collaboration, and social networking tools.
Posted: 17 Feb 2015 | Published: 11 Jun 2014

Actiance

Collaboration and Social Media in the Pharmaceutical Industry
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper is an excellent resource for pharmaceutical companies weighing the benefits and risks of social media. Read on to learn what the pharmaceutical industry's regulatory landscape looks like, and which concerns you should be aware of from a legal perspective.
Posted: 17 Feb 2015 | Published: 11 Jul 2014

Actiance

Social Media Risks and Benefits for the Pharmaceutical Industry
sponsored by Actiance
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the push and pull that pharmaceutical companies feel between utilizing social networks to improve business results, and meeting the regulatory requirements of agencies like the FDA for the use of these networks.
Posted: 17 Feb 2015 | Published: 11 Jul 2014

Actiance

Exclusive Vendor Report: Comparing Top Enterprise Social Platforms
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WHITE PAPER: This exclusive vendor report from Forrester Research explores the top competitors in the field of Enterprise Social Platforms and examines each vendor's offerings, strategies, and market presence. Additionally, learn how each vendor compares in terms of social capabilities, customer references, and more.
Posted: 16 Feb 2015 | Published: 16 Feb 2015

Jive Software

Collaboration—Understand the Business Value and How to Make It Work
sponsored by Unify
WHITE PAPER: View this informative white paper to get some insight and an information framework to aid in successful planning and deployment of collaboration solutions.
Posted: 16 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

Unify

Who's Driving Your Brand? Navigating Today's Confusing Customer Pathways and Arriving with Your Brand Intact
sponsored by Teradata
EBOOK: This ebook will cover how marketers can gain competitive advantage by leveraging social media and loosening the reins on your brand.
Posted: 16 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Teradata

The Age of Social Media: Lead Generation and Brand Authenticity
sponsored by Marketo
WHITE PAPER: This white paper considers the advantages of social media in regards to lead generation. Access now to find out how you can implement a profitable social media strategy by targeting a variety of platforms with specific plans of action, and how your sales leads will benefit.
Posted: 28 Jan 2015 | Published: 28 Jan 2015

Marketo

How to Build an Effective Work Environment at Home
sponsored by Citrix Online Go To Meeting
WHITE PAPER: Find out what exactly it takes to successfully work from home, and minimize any potential disruptions that could possibly come your way.
Posted: 27 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Citrix Online Go To Meeting

Harnessing the Power of Enterprise Social Collaboration
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WHITE PAPER: View this informative white paper to investigate the critical aspects needed to successfully expand the use of social collaboration, as well as a collaboration platform that will ensure a smooth sailing transformation.
Posted: 27 Jan 2015 | Published: 01 Jun 2014

IBM

Enterprise Collaboration Tool Evangelist Brings ROI to Business Suite
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: What's the secret to an ROI of enterprise social collaboration tools? In the following solution spotlight, Dawn Lacallade, Director of Social Strategy and Content Programming at LiveWorld Inc., offers real world insight into successful social networking initiatives.
Posted: 22 Jan 2015 | Published: 22 Jan 2015

IBM

Case Study: Global company integrates HR data, automates access
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CASE STUDY: SDL's HR team manages a number of offices operating in different countries and it wanted to provide a consistent experience for all 3,000 employees via a single HR platform.Read this white paper to find out which global HR platform SDL selected. Find out how it implemented a cost-efficient HR platform across an array of languages and currencies.
Posted: 13 Jan 2015 | Published: 13 Jan 2015

Fairsail

Eguide: Unified Platform Management Needed for Hybrid Cloud UC
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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

What Does the Future of the Workplace Look Like?
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WHITE PAPER: View this informative white paper to find out how employees can communicate and collaborate effectively, especially with the amount of resources within reach.
Posted: 06 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Citrix Online Go To Meeting

Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization: Your Data, Your Way, At Your Business Speed
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how data virtualization is a lead data integration solution that provides unified data access, enabling agile data provisioning.
Posted: 30 Dec 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Red Hat

The Digital Enterprise Challenge: An Information-Centric Strategy for Digital Transformation
sponsored by OpenText
WHITE PAPER: This white paper identifies three key capabilities required to become an information-centric digital enterprise. It also describes how to use these capabilities to make the transformation easier.
Posted: 29 Dec 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2014

OpenText

Social, mobile HR practices keep employees happy
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why CHROs should connect and engage employees by deploying enterprise mobile and social strategies.
Posted: 12 Dec 2014 | Published: 12 Dec 2014

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Social Software Vendor Analysis: Microsoft vs. Jive
sponsored by IT Central Station
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Is your organization planning on buying social software in the near future? IT Central Station's guide, Social Software Vendor Analysis: Microsoft vs. Jive can help you make the most informed purchasing decisions. This guide provides first hand user reviews and experiences of top enterprise level social software vendors and their products.
Posted: 08 Dec 2014 | Published: 08 Dec 2014


Social network analysis –making sense of spaghetti
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WHITE PAPER: Social networks are rich with data, but unfortunately, making sense of this information can be a bit difficult to say the least. In the following white paper, Pat Galea explains some mathematical techniques that can be used to detect interesting insights within social networks. Read on to find out more.
Posted: 04 Dec 2014 | Published: 04 Dec 2014

IPL

All-Flash Storage: The Foundation for 3rd Platform Application Availability
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Access this whitepaper to learn about a vendor that provides flash-optimized systems that deliver flash performance and availability.
Posted: 01 Dec 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

NetApp

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
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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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