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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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Social Enterprise Services Overview Video
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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

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Unlocking the Enterprise Value of the Customer Experience
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WHITE PAPER: This resource explores how the adoption of digital techniques and technologies has the potential to delight your customers, while at the same time opening up new revenue opportunities and reducing costs for your business.
Posted: 19 Dec 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

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Big Data and Content Analytics: measuring the ROI
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Early adopters of big data analytics are achieving good results that are helping to drive decision making in the business, this independent research by AIIM reveals.
Posted: 19 Dec 2013 | Published: 19 Dec 2013

CEO insights: Reinventing the rules of engagement
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This major study from IBM, which delves into the views of 884 global CEOs, assess the impact of technology on their organisations and strategy.
Posted: 04 Dec 2013 | Published: 04 Dec 2013

CIO insights: Moving from the back office to the front line
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This major global C-level survey from IBM examines the changing role of the CIO and makes recommendations for CIOs who want to move from the back office to the front line of the business.
Posted: 04 Dec 2013 | Published: 04 Dec 2013

Technology, innovation and change: the IT department's view
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This exclusive report, based on a survey of UK IT professionals, assesses how CIOs and IT departments are adapting to the challenges of innovation.
Posted: 25 Nov 2013 | Published: 25 Nov 2013

CW500:Future Gazing 2020 (I)
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PRESENTATION: Andrew Drazin, founding partner of c-level recruitment specialist,Theron LLP, gives his take on the future of the IT department in 2020.
Posted: 25 Nov 2013 | Published: 25 Nov 2013

Social media listening pulls direct opinion, focus groups get personal
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EGUIDE: This expert e-guide examines how your organization can use social media to gain customer insights, as well as the value that older information-gathering methods still bring to the table. Also inside, uncover best practices in customer experience management (CEM).
Posted: 22 Nov 2013 | Published: 22 Nov 2013


Best Practices in Customer Experience Management
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EGUIDE: This e-guide from the experts at explores the role of social media in customer experience management (CEM), and offers tips, tricks and best practices for driving CEM success.
Posted: 19 Nov 2013 | Published: 19 Nov 2013


Reducing the Risks of Social Media
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EGUIDE: Social Media can enhance brand reputation, build connections with external customers, improve collaboration and more. However using social media also carries risks. Fortunately, this expert e-guide explores the potential identity, security and privacy threats associated with social media.
Posted: 15 Nov 2013 | Published: 15 Nov 2013

Everything You Need to Know About Business Social Collaboration
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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


7 Steps To Getting A Handle On Social Application In Your Enterprise
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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

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How Social Business Pays Off
sponsored by Jive Software
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

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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

Social Analytics & Intelligence: Getting to Actionable Insights
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WEBCAST: Join Principal Analyst, Leslie Ament, in this on-demand webcast to gain a firsthand look at how to successfully manage social data. Uncover use cases of successful social intelligence and analytics, how to collaborate across multiple channels, and more.
Posted: 03 Jan 2014 | Premiered: Jan 3, 2014


Get Started with Social Relationship Management
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: If you are looking for a way for your brand to succeed in the ever-changing social media landscape and deliver tangible results, follow the three important steps listed in this fascinating paper. Read on now to find startling facts, gain key insights about Social Relationship Management, and better your brand – long-term.
Posted: 31 Dec 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

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Compliance Guide: Ensure Social Media Compliance Across Your Organization
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WHITE PAPER: Whether you're in the financial, medical, or other industry, there are unique regulatory and legal requirements to consider when interacting on social media. In this informative resource, learn how a social relationship platform can help you manage all the areas of social media compliance,
Posted: 23 Dec 2013 | Published: 23 Dec 2013


Social Business, Collaboration Takes the Enterprise into Uncharted Waters
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EZINE: Access this e-guide to find experts examine how social media has catalyzed better collaboration, more democratic business process management, and - with the right amount of planning and analysis - significant ROI.
Posted: 16 Dec 2013 | Published: 16 Dec 2013


Business Process Management Summit 2014
sponsored by Gartner
BROCHURE: Cloud computing, mobility, big data, and social media have created a new era of digital business. To succeed and remain competitive in this new environment, you need the right skills, tools, and technologies in order to embrace these forces of change. Do you have what it takes? Find out at the 2014 Gartner Business Process Management Summit.
Posted: 16 Dec 2013 | Published: 16 Dec 2013


To Pump up Data Volume, Connect Customer Channels
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EBOOK: In this chapter of our e-book series Improving the Customer Experience Through Technology, CRM professionals explain what it takes to maintain a single view of a customer's history and contact information, how multichannel organizations keep all that data in order -- and how they keep it from falling into the wrong hands.
Posted: 10 Dec 2013 | Published: 10 Dec 2013


Jump-starting Collaboration with Social Search
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, learn how social search tools can help you access and utilize vast amounts of human knowledge, enabling your organization to increase collaboration and accelerate innovation.
Posted: 09 Dec 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2013


Optimizing Business Results with Subscription Visibility
sponsored by Aria
WHITE PAPER: Follow the story of HootSuite as they transitioned to a highly successful billing platform allowing them to move from "freemium" to subscription services seamlessly and immediately.
Posted: 26 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2012


CFO Guide to Improve Decision-making, Reduce Risk, Enhance Performance
sponsored by TideMark
WHITE PAPER: In this CFO guidebook, learn how you can leverage mobile, cloud, social media, and big data to dramatically improve business results and drive insight-fueled transformation.
Posted: 26 Nov 2013 | Published: 26 Nov 2013

Expert Strategies: How to Adapt to Social Media While Making Sure You Stay Compliant
sponsored by Bloomberg
WHITE PAPER: In this expert white paper, gain insight on how to successfully keep compliant while protecting your business from the potential risks associated with using social media as a business tool.
Posted: 19 Nov 2013 | Published: 19 Nov 2013


Mobile, Social Engineering Top Data Security Management Concerns
sponsored by Thawte Inc.
EGUIDE: This e-guide, from, explores how to set up the right policies in order to successfully eliminate mobile, social engineering and data security management concerns.
Posted: 15 Nov 2013 | Published: 15 Nov 2013

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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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