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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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Gartner: How to build an online community
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ANALYST BRIEF: Gartner analyst Julie Hopkins explains seven ways to lure people to participate in online communities and shows how to choose the tactics that will best suit your business needs.
Posted: 14 Feb 2014 | Published: 14 Feb 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

HP Social Enterprise Services
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WEBCAST: Social networks have revolutionized the way that today's customers gain information and make buying decisions. This brief video introduces a social enterprise service that enables your organization to effectively harness and exploit social information.
Posted: 07 Feb 2014 | Premiered: Dec 31, 2012

Hewlett-Packard Limited

6 best practises for a new model of employee engagement
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WHITE PAPER: This Forrester Research report explores key findings behind employee mobile engagement and how their happiness drives customer satisfaction and ultimately, business growth.
Posted: 05 Feb 2014 | Published: 05 Feb 2014

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Airport IT Trends Survey
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RESEARCH CONTENT: Airports are spending a larger slice of their revenues on technology as they look to improve the passenger experience, this major study  from SITA reveals.
Posted: 04 Feb 2014 | Published: 04 Feb 2014

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CW500: Major IT recruitment, skills and career development issues in 2014
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PRESENTATION: In this CW500 Club presentation, Albert Ellis, Chief Executive for Harvey Nash, highlights some of the IT trends we can expect to see in 2014.
Posted: 03 Feb 2014 | Published: 03 Feb 2014

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Solution Spotlight: Measuring, Monitoring and Improving Customer Experience
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EGUIDE: In this e-guide, our experts sit down with Forrester analyst Zach Hofer-Shall and other industry authorities as they explore how you can address the challenges of CEM. Also inside, find 10 tips for improving customer experiences.
Posted: 29 Jan 2014 | Published: 29 Jan 2014

IBM

Analytics & Data Warehousing Reader Survey Europe
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RESEARCH CONTENT: Over 150 IT professionals across Europe reveal their plans and priorities for business intelligence and analytics,  in this exclusive research from Computer Weekly.
Posted: 27 Jan 2014 | Published: 27 Jan 2014

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HR Technology Toolkit
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Leading European & international academic offer insights into HR technology in this in-depth report from HR Zone.
Posted: 27 Jan 2014 | Published: 27 Jan 2014

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Accenture Technology Vision 2014
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: The Accenture Technology Vision 2014 identifies six technology trends that are enabling enterprises to push the boundaries of innovation.
Posted: 27 Jan 2014 | Published: 27 Jan 2014

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Targeted Customer Experiences Across All Channels
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WHITE PAPER: Access this valuable to uncover emerging technology channels you can leverage to further develop customer relationships and increase sales. Click now to explore a solution that uses analytics, social media, and web content to deduce and improve user experiences.
Posted: 23 Jan 2014 | Published: 04 Apr 2013

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Analytics Insights Deliver Competitive Differentiation
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WHITE PAPER: In this resource, learn how retailers should capitalize on omni-channel commerce by leveraging business intelligence from social media and use predictive analytics to optimize business strategies and maximize profitability.
Posted: 22 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

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Enhancing brick-and-mortar customer engagement
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why retailers must incorporate omni-channel shopping into their businesses by leveraging analytics, application transformation, and cloud-based services to enhance in-store customer experiences.
Posted: 17 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

HP's Proactive Customer Support within Social Media Channels
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WEBCAST: View this webcast to learn how a cloud-based customer engagement service monitors social media traffic in real-time to gain actionable information to strengthen customer relationships.
Posted: 17 Jan 2014 | Premiered: Jan 17, 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Social Enterprise Services Overview Video
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WEBCAST: View this brief webcast to learn more about an l enterprise service solution that integrates social media channels with customer service strategies in order to build stronger relationships with clients.
Posted: 17 Jan 2014 | Premiered: Jan 17, 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

7 Steps To Getting A Handle On Social Application In Your Enterprise
sponsored by Jive Software
WHITE PAPER: Social media is a huge part of your employees' personal lives, so why shouldn't it be integrated into their work lives as well? While some executives might be wary of incorporating social media in the workplace, they really shouldn't be. With the right management tactics, you can get the benefits of social media while still remaining in control.
Posted: 14 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Jive Software

5 Big Ways Social Intranets Solve Collaboration Woes
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WHITE PAPER: Social media is quickly becoming the preferred way for people to communicate, but did you know that it social could offer just as many benefits to your organization itself as it does to your relationships with customers? With a social intranet, you can revolutionize the way employees communicate with each other in the workplace.
Posted: 14 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Jive Software

How Social Business Pays Off
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WHITE PAPER: Social collaboration technology is a hot topic in the business applications space today -- but what about the hard numbers? Many companies are wary and want concrete proof of ROI and payback. Fortunately, this informative resource offers just that.
Posted: 13 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Jive Software

10 tips to integrate mobile and social marketing
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WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, get 10 tips to help break through the silos and integrate social and mobile marketing with traditional channels.
Posted: 18 Feb 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

IBM

The Customer Service Balancing Act
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WHITE PAPER: New social business solutions eliminate the traditional service trade-offs, providing an optimal combination of assisted peer-to-peer support communities, call deflection, selective escalation and productivity-enhancing collaboration. The result? Reduced call volume and faster resolution times, happier customers and lower costs.
Posted: 18 Feb 2014 | Published: 18 Feb 2014

Jive Software

A New Charter for HR
sponsored by Jive Software
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, Stowe Boyd of GigaOM Research explores:The current state of the workforce: What is the new normal? How HR and technology leaders can work together to responsibly invest in social technologies? What HR must become to embrace the modern workplace and earn a seat at the executive table.
Posted: 14 Feb 2014 | Published: 14 Feb 2014

Jive Software

Changing the Face of Healthcare With Social Business Software
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WHITE PAPER: The stakeholders in Cerner's world are not only clinicians, hospitals, and medical device partners but consultants, researchers, and industry experts. Cerner leverages Jive Social Business Software to address a number of their key social business imperatives, including accelerating innovation and providing community-based support.
Posted: 12 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Jive Software

Big Data Gets Personal
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this report from the MIT Technology Review, discover 10 must-read articles about the relationship between personal data and big data. Find out how companies are leveraging customer information and the pros and cons of releasing personal data via the Web or otherwise.
Posted: 27 Jan 2014 | Published: 27 Jan 2014

SAP America, Inc.

Three Ways Online Anonymity Hurts Businesses and Consumers
sponsored by Gigya
WHITE PAPER: While protecting one's online identity has traditionally been a huge concern for Internet users, consumers and businesses alike are realizing the value of a more open, connected social web. In this white paper, explore three ways that user anonymity can negatively impact ROI for businesses and customer experiences.
Posted: 27 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Gigya

Everything You Need to Know About Business Social Collaboration
sponsored by Cisco
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide covers the convergence of unified communications and collaboration and social software to create collaborative communications.
Posted: 16 Jan 2014 | Published: 16 Jan 2014

Cisco

Computer Weekly – 14 January 2014: What is being said about you on social media?
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EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we examine the technologies that help businesses understand what's being said about them on social media and how to react. We find out about next-generation Wi-Fi and how it can help improve mobile working. And our profile of Amazon Web Services looks at the challenges for the cloud market leader. Read the issue now.
Posted: 13 Jan 2014 | Published: 14 Jan 2014

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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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