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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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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

15+ Social Software Vendors Compared
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: As the market for social software becomes more and more desirable as it does indispensible, sorting through vendors can be quite difficult. The following extensive survey of 15+ social software vendors explores each provider's strengths, cautions, and capabilities, ultimately allowing you to make the best decision for your enterprise.
Posted: 27 Aug 2014 | Published: 27 Aug 2014

IBM

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.

Six steps to effective reputational and IT Risk Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource highlights 6 tips to effectively manage reputational and IT risk in order to protect and enhance brand value and competitive standing.
Posted: 25 Aug 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

IBM

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

What CIOs need to know to capitalize on Hybrid Cloud
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WEBCAST: David Goulden, CEO of EMC Information Infrastructure, describes how Hybrid Cloud gives businesses the agility to leverage public cloud services alongside enterprise applications, seamlessly and securely.
Posted: 15 Aug 2014 | Premiered: Aug 1, 2014

EMC Corporation

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

The Social Business: How Work is Changing
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: To become more agile, more innovative, and more efficient, it's becoming clear that you need to embrace a more collaborative, synergistic work environment. In other words, you need to become a more social business. In this white paper, discover what it means to be a social business, and learn how it can benefit your organization.
Posted: 11 Aug 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

IBM

Infographic: Energize Your Workforce
sponsored by IBM
RESOURCE: In this infographic, learn how the right tools, processes, and thought leadership can help you create a smarter workforce and more engaging, differentiating customer experiences.
Posted: 11 Aug 2014 | Published: 11 Aug 2014

IBM

New expectations for a new era: HR insights from the Global C-suite Study
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The customer is more empowered than ever before, and the workforce needs to adapt to their increasing demands -- is your business ready? In this analysis of a 2013 C-suite study, discover what steps companies are taking to create a workforce that succeeds in today's customer-driven world.
Posted: 07 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

IBM

Global defense contractor takes advantage of collective intelligence across the enterprise
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: As the baby boomers begin to retire, many businesses face a loss of experience and insight -- especially the defense industry, which grew up alongside that generation. This case study illustrates how a global defense contractor implemented a collaboration tool with social business capabilities to avoid this situation.
Posted: 07 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

IBM

The Social Business: Unlocking the collective knowledge of people
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how you can leverage social and collaborative technology to share content, foster community, organize activities, and tap into the expertise of top performers.
Posted: 06 Aug 2014 | Published: 06 Aug 2014

IBM

The Future of HR: Build a Smarter Workforce
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: Every business wants to make sure the right people are hired for the job and that new employees have easy access to all the information they need to succeed. In this webcast, learn how to build a smarter workforce with the help of social, mobile, and analytic technology.
Posted: 06 Aug 2014 | Premiered: 06 Aug 2014

IBM

Expertise and Knowledge Sharing: Your Company's Top Differentiators
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: In this webcast, learn how to capitalize on the knowledge of your workers by leveraging social, collaborative tools. Discover the business value of an enterprise social network and how it can foster effective knowledge sharing and help you better utilize your experts within the company.
Posted: 06 Aug 2014 | Premiered: Dec 31, 2013

IBM

The Changing Social Learning Landscape: Why You Need a Social LMS
sponsored by IBM
ANALYST REPORT: While employees need formal training upon entering a new job, they also need a complete learning environment that allows them to collaborate, network, and share information with coworkers. How are successful companies creating collaborative environments, and how can your organization do the same?
Posted: 06 Aug 2014 | Published: 08 Nov 2012

IBM

Enterprise Social Software: Market Overview
sponsored by IBM
ANALYST REPORT: In this IDC report, explore a comprehensive overview of the enterprise social software market from 2008-2017, and discover the performance trajectory of leading vendors, including IBM, Oracle, Jive, and more.
Posted: 05 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

Recruit, Hire and Onboard the Right Talent
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: To find the best talent, organizations need to create a talent management strategy that involves all stakeholders. In this paper from Ventana Research, learn what it takes to achieve the five essentials of talent acquisition.
Posted: 05 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

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

Onboarding New Employees: Build Long-term Productivity and Retention
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how two efforts -- training and socialization -- can help you make the most of an onboarding program, resulting in faster ROI and better employee performance. Read now to discover best practices for making sure your new employees catch on quickly.
Posted: 04 Aug 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

IBM

How Best-in-Class Companies Onboard: A New Look at New Hires
sponsored by IBM
ANALYST REPORT: Making a good first impression is essential -- not only with your customers, but with your employees. Onboarding can be the difference between company growth and lagging behind. Find out how Best-in-Class companies approach onboarding in this report from the Aberdeen Group.
Posted: 04 Aug 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 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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