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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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Do your employees “like” their work?
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

Wimbledon Championships enriches fans’ online and social media interaction
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this case study to learn about the adaptable and predictive private cloud infrastructure that helped Wimbledon accelerate service deployment by 50%.
Posted: 09 Dec 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

IBM

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
sponsored by IPL
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 Enterprise Storage: Defining 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

Developing the right social CRM strategies for improved customer service
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: The following solution spotlight examines the steps business should undertake to ensure the seamless integration of social CRM into existing tools and processes, and discusses the value that organizations can glean from analyzing and nurturing customer feedback from social media channels.
Posted: 24 Nov 2014 | Published: 24 Nov 2014

IBM

The Importance of Employer Branding
sponsored by SuccessFactors
WEBCAST: What are the hottest trends in recruiting and onboarding? Tune into this informative webcast, presented by Jessica Miller-Merrel, Editor & Chief Blogger with blogging4jobs, that focuses on 5 large recruiting trends and how you can take advantage of them.
Posted: 19 Nov 2014 | Premiered: Oct 29, 2014

SuccessFactors

An Exceptional Customer Experience Platform in the Cloud
sponsored by NEC
WHITE PAPER: Find out which industry-leading vendor has the cloud-enabled customer experience solution needed to achieve countless benefits, including improved customer satisfaction.
Posted: 18 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

NEC

Tips and Best Practices for Enterprise Social Software Adoption
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: The following solution spotlight uncovers actionable steps that business can undertake to ensure user adoption and executive buy-in for social software.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 12 Nov 2014

IBM

Reclaim Business Bandwidth: Controlling Recreational Traffic
sponsored by Exinda Networks
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper takes an in-depth look at controlling peer-to-peer and recreational internet traffic to help lower bandwidth restrictions for enterprise networks. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 11 Nov 2014 | Published: 11 Nov 2014

Exinda Networks

Security Solutions for the Application Economy
sponsored by CA Technologies.
VIDEO: This video explores a leading solution for securing users's identities across all applications and devices.
Posted: 06 Nov 2014 | Premiered: 06 Nov 2014

CA Technologies.

PeopleBrowsr Customer Story
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explains who PeopleBrowsr, an organization that creates, executes, and analyzes campaigns across the entire range of social media environments, turned to when they needed massive, scalable and reliable storage for its more than 100 terabytes of data.
Posted: 29 Oct 2014 | Published: 14 Oct 2014

IBM

Shell Eco-marathon Widens its Horizons
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This case study covers how Shell Eco-marathon now allows organizers to explore and serve data quickly and efficiently to improve event management.
Posted: 28 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

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

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

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

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®

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

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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