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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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The New Frontier for Personalized Customer Experience
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: It's time for companies to remove the transaction from the pedestal, and replace it with today's savvy customer. This paper offers the basics on creating a personalized, relevant experience for individual customers. Access now to learn how an effective customer intelligence strategy will drive revenue.
Posted: 30 Jul 2015 | Published: 30 Jul 2015

IBM

Business Analytics in the Cloud
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the role of cloud computing in driving the benefits that analytics can provide. Discover how multiple industries are gaining advantages from cloud-based analytics from both an IT and a business perspective.
Posted: 30 Jul 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

IBM

Shoppers Disrupted: Retailing Through the Noise
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WHITE PAPER: Savvy technology-enabled customers are demanding what they want, when they want it and how they want it delivered. Access this executive report to understand the full potential of new technologies across the retail space.
Posted: 29 Jul 2015 | Published: 29 May 2015

IBM

Web Security Threat Report 2015
sponsored by Symantec
WHITE PAPER: By using data from the most comprehensive global intelligence network in the world, this resource provides a breakdown of each type of cyber-attack and how you can prevent it.
Posted: 28 Jul 2015 | Published: 28 Jul 2015

Symantec

Road Map to Software-Defined Infrastructure
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems and Brocade
WHITE PAPER: This resource describes the three-step roadmap to implementing software-defined infrastructure. Access it now and discover how to take advantage of storage automation and flexibility to increase business agility.
Posted: 22 Jul 2015 | Published: 22 Jul 2015

Hitachi Data Systems and Brocade

How New Technology is Changing the Way Marketing and Sales Interact With Leads
sponsored by Conversica
WHITE PAPER: In a time when 48% of salespeople never follow up with a lead, and 33% of leads who display interest are never contacted, what can sales teams do to improve their effectiveness and efficiency? Access this white paper today to learn about a new approach to intelligently finding and nurturing hot leads using sales conversion management.
Posted: 17 Jul 2015 | Published: 17 Sep 2014

Conversica

The Impact of Social Media On Information Security: What Every Company Needs To Know
sponsored by Cyveillance, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper can show you why security professionals need to pay attention to social media, and what you can do to implement secure social media practices in your organization.
Posted: 17 Jul 2015 | Published: 17 Jul 2015

Cyveillance, Inc.

10 Steps for Protecting Executives Using Cyber Threat Intelligence
sponsored by Cyveillance, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper analyzes how social engineering and other technologies can help criminals to target your business's executives and assets, and it suggests ten ways you can protect them.
Posted: 17 Jul 2015 | Published: 17 Jul 2015

Cyveillance, Inc.

Salesforce Social Customer Service
sponsored by Salesforce.com
WHITE PAPER: In today's social world, expectations have changed. Now, more than ever, your customers are turning to social channels for fast and personalized service. Download this free datasheet to learn more.
Posted: 17 Jul 2015 | Published: 16 Jul 2015

Salesforce.com

Activision: A Social Customer Service ROI Story
sponsored by Salesforce.com
CASE STUDY: In this case study, you'll learn how Activision integrated Salesforce Social Studio with its Service Cloud deployment to create a more modern way to support their customers on the channels where they prefer to communicate.
Posted: 16 Jul 2015 | Published: 29 May 2015

Salesforce.com

How to Implement a Successful Intranet
sponsored by Cloud Sherpas
WHITE PAPER: This white paper emphasizes the importance of individualizing your intranet. Discover how building a framework-based strategy allows you to gain significantly more freedom to customize and maximize your organization's digital work environment.
Posted: 14 Jul 2015 | Published: 14 Jul 2015

Cloud Sherpas

5 Ways to Cut Costs While Improving Mobile Collaboration
sponsored by BlackBerry
WEBCAST: How can companies invest in enterprise mobility to boost collaboration, when they're simultaneously exploring ways to reduce costs? This webcast explores five key areas where businesses can optimize their IT spending. Unlock strategies that will help you cut costs while improving mobile collaboration productivity.
Posted: 13 Jul 2015 | Premiered: Jul 13, 2015

BlackBerry

Gartner Digital Workplace Summit 2015
sponsored by Gartner
EVENT: The Gartner Digital Workplace Summit, happening September 21 through 22 in London, UK, will help you visualize your own digital workplace transformation. Attend and get ready to master the challenges of digital disruption and initiate a new era of workforce engagement. You will walk away with leading-edge insights and actionable advice.
Posted: 10 Jul 2015 | Published: 10 Jul 2015

Gartner

The Mobile Collaborator's Guide to Maximizing Productivity
sponsored by BlackBerry
WEBCAST: Don't contribute to the $37B wasted every year from unproductive meetings. In this webcast, learn from business experts that collaboration sessions through mobile devices are a key business enabler.
Posted: 09 Jul 2015 | Premiered: Jul 9, 2015

BlackBerry

Website Security Threat Report Part 3
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Download part 3 of this Website Security Threat Report to discover how the public made criminal's lives easier in falling for the latest social media attacks and online scams. Plus, take an invaluable look ahead and benefit from our security recommendations and best practices.
Posted: 07 Jul 2015 | Published: 07 Jul 2015

Symantec Corporation

How to Adapt and Thrive in the New Customer Service Paradigm
sponsored by Salesforce.com
WHITE PAPER: In this e-book, Mike Milburn, Service Cloud's SVP and GM, discusses his views on how new technology will shape customer service, and how companies can successfully adapt and thrive in this new service paradigm.
Posted: 07 Jul 2015 | Published: 07 Jul 2015

Salesforce.com

Top 5 Reasons Retailers Go Google
sponsored by Cloud Sherpas
WHITE PAPER: Many retailers are building an amazing, immersive mobile presence through interactive apps that match the brand and help customers locate stores. It also helps stores recognize customers across all channels, providing a seamless shopping experience and more personalized offers.
Posted: 02 Jul 2015 | Published: 02 Jul 2015

Cloud Sherpas

The Customer-Experience Mandate: Build Lasting Engagement with Better Websites
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: The following report will help CIOs, IT leaders, and senior technologists understand how to satisfy the digital customer. Discover which tools are essential for delivering the ultimate web-based customer experience.
Posted: 21 Jun 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Rackspace

Enterprise Learning Research: The Race to Mobile First and Content Integration
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, Aragon Research Globe implores you to focus on content for maximized enterprise learning. Compare and contrast multiple vendors who have integrated content into learning management systems (LMS), so your team can get the most out of key training experiences.
Posted: 21 Jun 2015 | Published: 21 Jun 2015

IBM

The 2015 Digital Transformation - Digital Media Workstream
sponsored by The Pulse Network
WEBCAST: This webisode of Digital Media Workstream highlights what you can expect in the digital transformation for 2015. Discover top industry analysts as they share their knowledge and expertise about the current state of digital media.
Posted: 19 Jun 2015 | Premiered: Feb 10, 2015

The Pulse Network

Workplace Transformation: How to Embrace Change and Innovation
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: This white paper delves into today's corporate transformation. Explore the challenges, barriers, and core principles that can help organizations retain competitive advantage in the midst of a pressured business landscape.
Posted: 18 Jun 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Intel

Why Marketing Should Be Personal
sponsored by Adobe EchoSign
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals eight facets of leveraging personalization in your marketing strategy. Discover how to make intelligent use of customer data in a way that is not intrusive to your audience.
Posted: 16 Jun 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Adobe EchoSign

The Future of Email Marketing
sponsored by Adobe EchoSign
WHITE PAPER: This brief report, with findings from Forrester, is your email marketing playbook. Learn how to refine your efforts when challenged with email accessibility across all channels and devices, in turn influencing customers through valuable ongoing brand interactions.
Posted: 11 Jun 2015 | Published: 11 Jun 2015

Adobe EchoSign

Strategy Spotlight: Making the Business Case for Content Analytics
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This expert guide covers best practices for making the business case for content analysis tools now. Examine the technology's ability to deliver real value to your enterprise, as you uncover how to educate management about its benefits.
Posted: 02 Jun 2015 | Published: 02 Jun 2015

IBM

130 Sales Tips for 2015 from Salesforce
sponsored by Salesforce.com
EBOOK: This e-book rounds up 130 of the best sales tips for success in 2015 and beyond. Read on to absorb experts' wisdom on a variety of topics, from productivity and sales culture to prospecting and cold calling.
Posted: 28 May 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Salesforce.com
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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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