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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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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

Delivering the Information that Powers the Media
sponsored by A10 Networks
WHITE PAPER: Digital advertising has changed the face of media, offering highly personalized buying opportunities to consumers throughout virtually every facet of their online experience. But to enable this ability, you're going to need to have the right network infrastructure—so where can you turn? Read this white paper to see how A10 Networks can help.
Posted: 10 Sep 2014 | Published: 10 Sep 2014

A10 Networks

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

Expert Tips for Social CRM Strategies
sponsored by Attensity
EGUIDE: The following expert e-guide explores how organizations can most effectively leverage the social media tools at their disposal – including Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest – to build a loyal customer base and keep one step ahead of the competition.
Posted: 29 Aug 2014 | Published: 29 Aug 2014

Attensity

The Digital Value Proposition and securing CEO buy-in
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
PRESENTATION: Every business should be a digital business, says Stephen Paterson, Chief Product Officer at ANDigital in this presentation.
Posted: 27 Aug 2014 | Published: 27 Aug 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Social Media: IT Purchasers get social, marketers play catch up ?
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
RESEARCH CONTENT: IT decision makers are using social media effectively at work, but marketers are playing catch up, according to this research snapshot.
Posted: 26 Aug 2014 | Published: 26 Aug 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Video is the New Document: Four Things You Can’t Miss
sponsored by Polycom, Inc.
RESEARCH CONTENT: As video becomes a core part of UC and social learning strategies, enterprises need to integrate video content as part of the overal marketing and learning mix.
Posted: 25 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Polycom, Inc.

RSA's Digital Journey
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
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

ComputerWeekly.com

CW Buyer's Guide to Business Process Automation
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Computer Weekly looks at how to facilitate and manage the growing role of workload automation in the enterprise in this 10-page buyer's guide.
Posted: 22 Aug 2014 | Published: 22 Aug 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

How SMBs can stop Malvertising
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Computer users want to find a deal, read celebrity gossip or share personal details with friends. Cybercriminals know how to leverage it. This white paper explains malvertising, and offers five measures for blocking these threats.
Posted: 20 Aug 2014 | Published: 20 Aug 2014

Dell Software

Advanced identity tracking for social networking sites: Using HP ArcSight ESM to identify online predators
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This critical resource exposes the truth behind online predators using social networking sites to stalk intended victims without being detected by authorities. Click now to see how a correlation engine can help pinpoint these criminals before their next attack.
Posted: 19 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 May 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company

Build for Change – the Risk of Customerpocalypse
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
BOOK: The enterprise must focus on how it engages customers and responds to their expectations, or face Customerpocalypse, writes Alan Trefler, in this extract from his book Build for Change.
Posted: 15 Aug 2014 | Published: 15 Aug 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

How Social Learning Boosts Skills Development
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover how a social learning program can improve engagement, reduce attrition, and increase speed of knowledge. Explore the common problems that social learning can help solve, the core components of a social learning initiative, and recommended actions for implementation.
Posted: 04 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

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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