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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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The Five-Step Guide to Better Social Media Security
sponsored by Hootsuite
WHITE PAPER: Access this helpful resource to explore some of the most common security challenges for social media and learn the tools and processes you can use to reduce your risk. Learn how to prepare for the worst-case scenario so your social media data is always protected.
Posted: 22 Oct 2013 | Published: 22 Oct 2013

Hootsuite

Trends to Watch: Customer Experience and Interaction
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The following article details how technologies are evolving to meet new customer demands, and providing recommendations for both enterprises and vendors.
Posted: 09 Oct 2013 | Published: 09 Oct 2013

Oracle Corporation

Network Evolution E-Zine: Next-Generation Collaboration
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
EZINE: The world of networking is shifting fast. In this issue of the Network Evolution, we explore five game changing unified communications technologies, new tools for WLAN optimization and the emerging programmable WAN.
Posted: 02 Oct 2013 | Published: 02 Oct 2013

SearchNetworking.com

Managing the Customer Experience
sponsored by SearchCRM
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: This classroom examines tips for using social media to improve the customer experience, how e-commerce and content management systems contribute to a positive customer experience, advice on formulating an effective CEM strategy and CEM and social media analytics technology.
Posted: 02 Oct 2013 | Premiered: 02 Oct 2013

SearchCRM

Business Information University: Enterprise Collaboration and Social Software Classroom
sponsored by SearchContentManagement
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: Enterprises want to incorporate social and collaborative technologies into their business practices but are often overwhelmed by where to start. This classroom is designed to help them make the key decisions to build a rock-solid social and collaboration strategy.
Posted: 25 Sep 2013 | Premiered: 09 Oct 2013

SearchContentManagement

Sap and SuccessFactors Break Adoption Silos
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ANALYST REPORT: SAP has articulated a compelling vision of the all-in-one, cloud-based HCM (Human Capital Management) solution – what it needs is a path to help traditionalists get there, says analyst group Nucleus Research.
Posted: 27 Aug 2013 | Published: 27 Aug 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

Unlock the 6 Secrets to Social Success
sponsored by Jive Software
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the top six secrets to social success and receive help implementing and/or adjusting your framework for the addition of social. Also view in-depth key actions you should take and questions you must answer to ensure your social strategy is a beneficial one.
Posted: 25 Jul 2013 | Published: 25 Jul 2013

Jive Software

Create a Referral Program to Grow Your IT Business
sponsored by ConnectWise
WHITE PAPER: The primary mode of growth for most technology provider businesses is by good, old word of mouth.  Yet, many businesses have not established an official referral program to capture as many referrals as possible.  Check out this guide to find the proven best strategies for creating the perfect referral program for your business.
Posted: 16 Jul 2013 | Published: 16 Jul 2013

ConnectWise

3 Tips to Align Employees and Company Strategy
sponsored by Jive Software
WHITE PAPER: In most cases, keeping all employees aligned around the company's strategic mission seems simply out of reach. This resource outlines 3 necessary habits to help align and engage employees with the company culture. Strategic alignment is paramount to inspiring employee engagement.
Posted: 15 Jul 2013 | Published: 15 Jul 2013

Jive Software

A Practical Guide to Java Success with Crafter CMS
sponsored by Crafter Software_Rivet Logic
EBOOK: The following e-book introduces and thoroughly explains how to master the craft of Java-based, CMS driven websites and applications.
Posted: 21 Oct 2013 | Published: 21 Oct 2013

Crafter Software_Rivet Logic

Taking Real Control of Cloud Governance
sponsored by SearchCIO.com
EZINE: In this month's issue of CIO Decisions, SearchCIO Senior Features Writer Karen Goulart dives into the fray, asking CIOs and experts what it takes to build a strong cloud computing governance program and how to succeed as an IT service broker.
Posted: 03 Oct 2013 | Published: 03 Oct 2013

SearchCIO.com

Transform your business with Software as a Service
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Becoming a customer-centric organization that fosters innovation and collaboration requires a new way of thinking and operating. Companies equipped with the tools and vision to embrace that change today will be positioned for greatness. Find out how to develop a collaborative business by reading this resource now.
Posted: 26 Sep 2013 | Published: 26 Sep 2013

IBM

Full Sail University Success Story: Building a Better Educational Website
sponsored by Crafter Software_Rivet Logic
WHITE PAPER: Find out how Full Sail experienced a jump in site visitors, page views and time on site. The new online presence has helped Full Sail instill the message that if offers both online and on-campus degree programs.
Posted: 26 Sep 2013 | Published: 26 Sep 2013

Crafter Software_Rivet Logic

Protecting Your Website With Always On SSL
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the imperative need for always on SSL, and the steps you can take to deliver end-to-end protection for your users. It also includes detailed accounts of four organizations that are leading the way with always on SSL in a cooperative effort to make the internet more secure.
Posted: 11 Sep 2013 | Published: 01 May 2012

Symantec Corporation

Creating ROI with Web Experience Management
sponsored by OpenText
EGUIDE: In this E-Guide, learn tips on creating ROI with web experience management.
Posted: 11 Sep 2013 | Published: 11 Sep 2013

OpenText

Measuring, Monitoring and Improving Customer Experience
sponsored by OpenText
EGUIDE: This E-Guide focuses on how companies can address CEM challenges and take steps to improve the overall customer experience.
Posted: 11 Sep 2013 | Published: 11 Sep 2013

OpenText

Harnessing Social Media to Boost the Bottom Line
sponsored by SearchCRM
EBOOK: Launching a social CRM strategy? It's a good idea, but be careful not to overdo it. Get the keys to effective social CRM.
Posted: 29 Aug 2013 | Published: 29 Aug 2013

SearchCRM

Measuring Return on Knowledge in a Big Data World
sponsored by Coveo
WHITE PAPER: The speed at which business moves today, along with the sheer volume of data created by the social world, demands new approaches to interpreting data. This ebook offers a guide to big data. Read now to find out how to stay competitive and better serve your customers.
Posted: 15 Aug 2013 | Published: 15 Aug 2013

Coveo

CIO Decisions E-Zine: Putting a social layer into every business app
sponsored by SearchCIO.com
EZINE: Enterprises committed to collaboration are building a social layer into their business apps and platforms. Learn how in this issue of CIO Decisions.
Posted: 09 Aug 2013 | Published: 09 Aug 2013

SearchCIO.com

Hitting the Information Governance and Compliance Sweet Spot
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide from SearchCompliance.com, technology law expert Jeffrey Ritter discusses the complications and benefits that arise between data governance and compliance rules.
Posted: 05 Aug 2013 | Published: 05 Aug 2013

IBM

Identity-Centric Security: Enabling and Protecting the Business
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Discover why the enterprise perimeter as we know it is dissolving and how your users are taking its place – creating numerous security issues for your IT department. In addition, learn how identity-centric security can help you protect data and maintain compliance in this new enterprise model.
Posted: 24 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

CA Technologies.

Social Business - Patterns in achieving social business success
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: How can your business become more social? View this resource to learn mroe about the best practices that have emerged and other social business patterns.
Posted: 17 Jul 2013 | Published: 17 Jul 2013

IBM

IBM Social Business Adoption QuickStart
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Companies are investing in social business software to enhance knowledge exchange and sharing, streamline their operations and improve their response to evolving market demands. Consult this white paper to find out how to implement social business in the most effective way.
Posted: 17 Jul 2013 | Published: 17 Jul 2013

IBM

Developing a Road Map to an Exceptional Web Experience
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: When it comes to web experiences, customers have high expectations. Consult this resource to learn how you can provide innovative, high-value user experience solutions to satisfy your customers. It explains how to deliver resources that draw from user experience and knowledge.
Posted: 16 Jul 2013 | Published: 16 Jul 2013

IBM

Becoming a Social Business: Social Business Enterprise Strategy Accelerator
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The way people interact and form relationships is changing, social business is the way of the future. This resource explains more about the opportunities that social business provides. It discusses how to go about adopting social media for both external and internal purposes, read on to learn more tips on transitioning to the social enterprise.
Posted: 16 Jul 2013 | Published: 16 Jul 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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