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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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Information Visibility: Reducing Business Risk
sponsored by Clearswift
WHITE PAPER: This paper introduces the concepts and ideas behind an information governance platform by providing details of some of its key features, such as Adaptive Redaction and information discovery and tracking through the Information Governance Server.
Posted: 26 May 2015 | Published: 01 Apr 2015

Clearswift

Successful Customer Experience Management Strategy in a Social World
sponsored by Microsoft
EGUIDE: In this e-guide readers will find best practices for a successful CEM strategy which includes social interactions as well as insight into why social CRM is a business imperative that must be addressed.
Posted: 26 May 2015 | Published: 26 May 2015

Microsoft

Workspace aggregators help your business to improve costs and boost productivity
sponsored by Matrix42
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to find out how workspace aggregators can help your IT department integrate the cloud into your enterprise easily while improving costs, boosting productivity, and minimizing complexity.
Posted: 26 May 2015 | Published: 26 May 2015

Matrix42

The Role of APIs in Media & Entertainment
sponsored by Apigee
WHITE PAPER: This resource discusses the imperative of delivering the right experience to the right device at the right time in today's rapidly changing digital landscape. Read on to explore 4 ways in which APIs are enabling media/entertainment companies to satisfy customers and stay ahead of the competition.
Posted: 26 May 2015 | Published: 26 May 2015

Apigee

Delivering Customized Experiences in Travel and Hospitality
sponsored by Apigee
WHITE PAPER: This eBook discusses the new agility required to win the business of travelers. Read on to learn how to develop a broader digital strategy to engage customers, partners, and employees; personalize their interaction with your organization and brand; and outshine your competitors.
Posted: 26 May 2015 | Published: 26 May 2015

Apigee

Powering Transformation: The IT Revolution is Now
sponsored by ServiceNow
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals why IT is undergoing a revolution, and why it is time to get ahead of the curve and embrace the shift.
Posted: 22 May 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

ServiceNow

Five Ways to Optimize Your Customer's Journey through the Contact Center
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover the five steps you can take to make sure your customer's journey through your contact center is enjoyable from beginning to end.
Posted: 20 May 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Genesys

Rapid Business Process Automation in the Cloud
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WEBCAST: Access this webcast to find out how to rapidly automate business processes in the cloud for better enterprise performance.
Posted: 13 May 2015 | Premiered: May 13, 2015

Oracle Corporation

Best Practices for Consolidating Multiple Enterprise Social Networks
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how you can create an effective ESN consolidation plan for your organization.
Posted: 11 May 2015 | Published: 11 May 2015

Dell Software

Oracle Finding and Retaining the Best Talent
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: Your employees play the lead role when it comes to ensuring business success. To get the best results, you need to find and retain the best talent. Read this white paper to find out HR can source, recruit, develop, and retain the best talent.
Posted: 08 May 2015 | Published: 08 May 2015

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Consumerization: The Rise of the Digital Workforce
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Gartner's predictions, presented within the following white paper, reflect the impact of consumerization on the modern workforce. Read on to learn about the new focus on employee engagement, and its potential business value.
Posted: 21 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Microsoft

Stay Up-to-Date With Modern Business Etiquette
sponsored by PGi
EBOOK: This tongue-in-cheek eBook explores numerous business etiquette tips for today's workplace.
Posted: 16 Apr 2015 | Published: 27 Feb 2015

PGi

How the Toronto Police Service Implemented a Successful Mobile Strategy
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how the Toronto Police Service implemented smartphones and social media training to better prepare the police force to prevent crime while reducing costs.
Posted: 15 Apr 2015 | Published: 15 Apr 2015

BlackBerry

Small Data, Everyday Analytics, and the Power of Thinking Fast
sponsored by OpenText
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource for help with your customer analytics strategy. Learn how to be more accessible, understandable, and actionable for everyday tasks with small data.
Posted: 15 Apr 2015 | Published: 08 Apr 2014

OpenText

Customer Experience: An Enterprise Driver in the New Style of IT
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper explains learn how tools developed in the consumer space are being adapted to create organizations that are more collaborative, interaction-oriented, and user-centric than ever before.
Posted: 15 Apr 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Researchers Confirm: Collaboration Strategies Bring a "Suite" of Solutions
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Decision-makers won't want to miss this study on the effects of pragmatic teamwork solutions. Access now, and better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with a collaboration implementation. Business technology consultants have laid out quantifiable assets to be gained, inclusive of several key business areas.
Posted: 10 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

Microsoft

Operationalizing Voice of the Customer: How Top Performers Create Actionable Insights
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Management in need of strong market research techniques will find this resource invaluable for ROI purposes. Discover how VOC software produces a detailed set of customer wants and needs that is prioritized by company objectives or strategic goals. Learn how the right software addresses operational process improvements for common issues.
Posted: 10 Apr 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

IBM

Anatomy of the New Decision: Five Factors That Are Shaping the Future of Business Analytics
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: Access this informative white paper to find out which technologies are converging to help organizations drive innovation, empowering leaders to make smarter decisions. Learn practical, proven methods you can apply to your current information management strategy, such as cloud-based information services.
Posted: 08 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

Information Builders

Interactive Media Command Centre: Connecting NASCAR to Its Fans
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
VIDEO: NASCAR needed a way to view their customer experiences as a conversation to directly understand and track data about their organization and customer relationships. in this short video learn about the solution NASCAR chose to handle their big data analytics and discover why this option may have a place in your organization.
Posted: 08 Apr 2015 | Premiered: 27 Aug 2013

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Can Master Data Management Reach the Masses?
sponsored by Liaison Technology
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to get insight into the efficiencies and accessibility of cloud-based MDM.
Posted: 07 Apr 2015 | Published: 07 Apr 2015

Liaison Technology

eBook: Best Practices for Social Customer Service
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: This resource explains how businesses can integrate social media and customer service in 4 development phases to build customer loyalty and a memorable customer experience.
Posted: 03 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Genesys

Rise to the Next Level of Consumer Intelligence
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: Access this rich white paper to understand how social media and mobile applications engage and influence consumer behaviors. Read on and learn best practices for advancing in these areas.
Posted: 02 Apr 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Learn From History to Make Better Analytics Decisions
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
VIDEO: View this brief video to understand how analytics uses data to propel good decision making. Learn the difference between simply reporting transaction data, and gaining insights from technologies.
Posted: 02 Apr 2015 | Premiered: 19 Mar 2015

Hewlett-Packard Limited

The Forester Wave Enterprise Social Platforms
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Access this Forrester Research Inc. market report to get a snapshot of the enterprise social market and gain insight into which brands are distinguishing themselves as industry leaders. Explore key components that differentiate products and uncover which products could meet the unique needs of your organization.
Posted: 01 Apr 2015 | Published: 05 Jun 2014

Microsoft

Big Data for Big Industries
sponsored by Qlik
WHITE PAPER: View this informative white paper to understand how research consultants brainstormed the finding of new tools and methods to help companies use big data to its full potential. Learn what is possible in creating a richer model of your organization and how to maintain your competitive edge.
Posted: 31 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2015

Qlik
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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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