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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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Creating An Omnichannel Experience For Your Customers
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: Consumer behavior is rapidly changing in today's always-on digital world ... and according to an Aberdeen Report; companies with an omnichannel program see 25% annual growth in revenue and a lower volume of customer complaints. Learn how to create an omnichannel contact center experience for your customers.
Posted: 19 Sep 2017 | Published: 19 Sep 2017

Genesys

Safety Meshing: Hybrid trust models in social networks for end-to-end encryption
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This article in our Royal Holloway Information Security Thesis series looks at an alternative approach to end-to-end encryption.
Posted: 13 Sep 2017 | Published: 13 Sep 2017

ComputerWeekly.com

Omnichannel is No Longer Optional
sponsored by Genesys
EBOOK: Find out how contact centers can create real-time visibility into all interaction types to build and enhance their omnichannel strategies and meet their customers wherever they are.
Posted: 30 Aug 2017 | Published: 30 Aug 2017

Genesys

2017 Consumer Insights Survey, Thailand
sponsored by SAP Hybris
RESEARCH CONTENT: Learn about the latest trends in customers' behavior in Thailand, from their expectations to the channels they seek out most, and uncover 5 ways to win customers' hearts.
Posted: 28 Aug 2017 | Published: 28 Aug 2017

SAP Hybris

Omnichannel is No Longer Optional
sponsored by Genesys
EBOOK: Find out how contact centers can create real-time visibility into all interaction types to build and enhance their omnichannel strategies and meet their customers wherever they are.
Posted: 24 Aug 2017 | Published: 24 Aug 2017

Genesys

The Omnichannel Customer Engagement Playbook
sponsored by Genesys
EBOOK: Find out how mid-size and large contact centers can architect omnichannel CEM strategies that target each stage of the customer journey. Learn about the differences of omnichannel vs. multichannel, and uncover the potential benefits of these types of strategies.
Posted: 24 Aug 2017 | Published: 24 Aug 2017

Genesys

Engage with Customers in an Ultra-Connected Era
sponsored by Genesys
EBOOK: Find out how to use an integrated cloud-based contact center management system to orchestrate sound omni-channel strategies and deliver differentiated customer experiences. Learn how to make your contact center mobile and social media friendly and increase customer engagement.
Posted: 23 Aug 2017 | Published: 23 Aug 2017

Genesys

Promoting Your Business Abroad: How to Prep Your Strategy for Exporting
sponsored by Sage (UK) Limited
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to get started with exporting and take steps towards increasing sales opportunities and growing your customer base. Discover how to adapt your website to promote your business internationally, market your business with advertising and social media, support exporting with accounting software, and more.
Posted: 31 Jul 2017 | Published: 31 Jul 2017

Sage (UK) Limited

The Public Sector Guide to Social Media Strategy and Policy
sponsored by Smarsh
RESOURCE: This guide outlines some practical steps you can take to develop a social media strategy and policy to help gain the maximum value from your online efforts.
Posted: 15 Jun 2017 | Published: 15 Jun 2017

Smarsh

Marketing/Sales Alignment: Who is Agile Enough to Win
sponsored by SAP Hybris
WHITE PAPER: Can marketing pros load their CRM system with viable leads for sales teams? Here, Aberdeen Group reveals what B2B firms can do (and adopt) to share motivation and collaboration among sales and marketing teams.
Posted: 05 Jun 2017 | Published: 31 Mar 2016

SAP Hybris

Digital Transformation Trends in IT Services
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
ANALYST REPORT: CIOs and other leaders are tasked with taking their organizations to the next level in digital transformation; delivering the agility to stay competitive in a dynamic global market. Access this IDC report to see how CIOs and business leaders should approach assessing their organization's maturity and the next step in their digital transformations.
Posted: 22 May 2017 | Published: 31 Mar 2017

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

The Multichannel Customer Care Report
sponsored by Zendesk
RESEARCH CONTENT: Today's customer wants the personalized experience of human communication but expects the speed and ease of automated services – thereby creating a paradoxical conundrum for businesses. Uncover the key findings of this 2017 customer care report to learn about multichannel strategies for meeting rising expectations.
Posted: 19 Apr 2017 | Published: 19 Apr 2017

Zendesk

Using Chatbots, Live Chat, and Messaging To Interact With Customers
sponsored by [24]7
RESEARCH CONTENT: Gone are the days of just email and phone for connecting with customers. Research reveals that chat — including online chat tools and messaging apps — is now the most popular way for consumers to interact with retailers. In this research report, discover how customer service has changed with the adoption of chat channels.
Posted: 12 Apr 2017 | Published: 12 Apr 2017

[24]7

Vodafone GmbH Enhanced Customer Experience Across Channels
sponsored by Genesys
CASE STUDY: Mobile phone network company, Vodafone GmbH, knew they needed to enhance their customer service. Previously, their communication channels operated in silos that caused customer frustration. Discover how Vodafone GmbH was able to accomplish this goal, and also enable a high-quality mobile app for their customers.
Posted: 23 Feb 2017 | Published: 23 Feb 2017

Genesys

Are we trusting social networks too much?
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This article in our Royal Holloway Security Series sheds an often uncomfortable light on the privacy risks people incur by using social media, and offers advice on how to minimise those risks
Posted: 31 Jan 2017 | Published: 31 Jan 2017

ComputerWeekly.com

How Social Business Builds A Better Customer Experience
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: Today's social media users know when you take their grievances seriously, versus when you're just telling them what they want to hear. Learn ways to show your audience that you take action when addressing their concerns and fixing problems.
Posted: 24 Feb 2016 | Published: 24 Feb 2016

Infor

Explore the Changing Contact Center Landscape
sponsored by LogMeIn Rescue
EGUIDE: New technology is shifting contact centers in a different direction – one that appeals more to current customer expectations. In this expert guide, discover new opportunities available for contact centers. Explore why infrastructure has become a major concern, new multichannel technology, and how one call center made social media work.
Posted: 09 Mar 2017 | Published: 06 Mar 2017

LogMeIn Rescue

Chit-Chat: The New Team Messaging Apps Go Mainstream
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
EZINE: In this special edition of Network Evolution, we explore how the rise of team collaboration apps could change the way enterprises do business.
Posted: 10 Jan 2017 | Published: 10 Jan 2017

SearchNetworking.com

Customer Engagement Strategies Hinge on Social Media Savvy
sponsored by Bazaarvoice
EGUIDE: Social media plays an important role in customer engagement strategies, but many sales and marketing teams struggle with how to use social platforms. This guide features insights from Sales Machine 2016, a two-day sales best practices and technology convention. Learn how you can use social media as an effective customer engagement tool.
Posted: 20 Oct 2016 | Published: 19 Oct 2016

Bazaarvoice

Social Media Monitoring Long on Promise, Short on Results
sponsored by SearchContentManagement
EBOOK: Every company knows that social media holds great insight into customer desires, but many are failing. This handbook on social media monitoring identifies some of the difficulties and provides suggestions on converting raw data into actionable information to successfully engage audiences, identify prospects and enhance brand awareness.
Posted: 03 Aug 2016 | Published: 04 Aug 2016

SearchContentManagement

InterSystems Caché gives PCS an advantage in cloudbased social media management applications
sponsored by InterSystems
CASE STUDY: Thanks to social media, brand perception can change rapidly in any given market. Read on to learn how cloud technology eases brand management in existing markets and transitions into new ones.
Posted: 13 Jul 2016 | Published: 29 Aug 2014

InterSystems

New Rules of Engagement: Dispelling 3 Myths of Communications
sponsored by Avaya TSG
WHITE PAPER: Take a closer look at the pros and cons of adopting a consumer-like approach to business communications. Explore 3 enterprise communication myths, and how you can selectively leverage components of these misconceptions to foster a culture of engagement.
Posted: 06 Jul 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Avaya TSG

New Rules of Engagement: Dispelling 3 Myths of Communications
sponsored by Avaya CenturyLink
WHITE PAPER: Take a closer look at the pros and cons of adopting a consumer-like approach to business communications. Explore 3 enterprise communication myths, and how you can selectively leverage components of these misconceptions to foster a culture of engagement.
Posted: 01 Jul 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Avaya CenturyLink

Engagement Everywhere eBook
sponsored by Avaya
EBOOK: Two out of three executives under the age of 35 are frustrated by technology at work, but believe they can be more productive with information sharing, and that better communications will positively impact business growth. Find out how else the digital revolution is impacting midsize businesses.
Posted: 21 Jun 2016 | Published: 30 Oct 2015

Avaya

Security Challenges in Healthcare Social Media Usage
sponsored by Actiance
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, Jeani Park, senior director at an Internet and mobile device monitoring company, answers questions about security challenges that healthcare organizations face when it comes to social media. Discover best practices for governing use of social media in a hospital or practice so that you can ensure patient information stays secure.
Posted: 04 Apr 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Actiance
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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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