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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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How to reap the benefits of social business
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WHITE PAPER: On average, social business solutions helped companies increase employee productivity by 15% and drive 2-4% incremental top-line value annually, according to this resource. Learn how your business can benefits from social collaboration by reading this white paper now.
Posted: 09 Jul 2013 | Published: 09 Jul 2013

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Global Survey: Is enterprise social collaboration living up to its promise?
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RESEARCH CONTENT: The majority of IT decision-makers ,business leaders and end are using enterprise social networking technologies, but most lack true enterprise collaboration capabilities, according to this research from Avenade.
Posted: 01 Jul 2013 | Published: 01 Jul 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

Business Reimagined
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BOOK: Reimagining business is about waking up to a new environment based on technology that liberates rather than constrains, writes Dave Coplin.
Posted: 26 Jun 2013 | Published: 28 Jun 2013

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Snapshot: Online presence of UK retailers
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RESEARCH CONTENT: This concise report assesses the online presence of 36 of the UK's leading high street retailers.
Posted: 24 Jun 2013 | Published: 24 Jun 2013

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HP Publishes First Social eBook On Next-Generation Enterprise with Jive-Powered Customer Community
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WHITE PAPER: In this resource learn about HP's Enterprise 20/20, a collaborative online experience that features a social ebook and Jive-powered public community, where community members participate in a wide variety of discussions about the future of the world, technology and business.
Posted: 24 Jun 2013 | Published: 24 Jun 2013

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Experts on risk see few risks and many rewards in Social Business Software
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CASE STUDY: Swiss Re, a global re-insurer, was facing efficiency issues as their current collaborative tools no longer met their business needs. Take a look at this case study to learn how Swiss Re took a community-centric approach to collaboration with a social platform that allowed employees to address business topics and collaborate on client needs.
Posted: 20 Jun 2013 | Published: 20 Jun 2013

Jive Software

Sales support goes social at Vodafone’s enterprise business unit
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CASE STUDY: Vodafone Enterprise realized that their current strategic communication platforms weren't enough to meet changing business needs. In this case study, find out how Vodafone implemented a flexible, easy-to-use social business platform to support their sales teams streamline deals from start to finish.
Posted: 20 Jun 2013 | Published: 20 Jun 2013

Jive Software

The Future of Corporate IT
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This research study from CEB identifies five opportunities for CIOs to drive productivity and growth as organisations adopt new working practices.
Posted: 05 Jun 2013 | Published: 05 Jun 2013

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Information Governance
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RESEARCH CONTENT: This research from AIIM looks at the risk profile around electronic records, the keep-all versus delete-all options, e-discovery, and the implications of social, mobile and cloud on risk management policies.
Posted: 03 Jun 2013 | Published: 03 Jun 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

Deepening Collaboration through More Effective Document and Content Management
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EGUIDE: Consult this expert E-guide to find out the secret to successful collaboration. It discusses the benefits of encouraging teamwork between different departments, while providing the tools and training employees need to establish great collaboration in an enterprise.
Posted: 30 May 2013 | Published: 30 May 2013

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European IT Law Briefing:  Practical steps for companies using social media
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Leading European law firms offer practical advice for companies using social media in France, Germany, UK and Italy.
Posted: 20 May 2013 | Published: 20 May 2013

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European IT Law Briefing: Taking action on misuse of social media by employees
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Four leading European law firms help you navigate the legal maze when taking action against employees who misuse social media in France, Germany, UK and Italy.
Posted: 20 May 2013 | Published: 20 May 2013

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European IT Law Briefing: Monitoring employees' use of social media
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Leading European law firms explain the key legal requirements for companies monitoring employees' social media use in France, Germany, UK and Italy.
Posted: 20 May 2013 | Published: 20 May 2013

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European IT Law Briefing: Recruitment and social media
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Four leading European law firms help you navigate the legal maze when using social media for recruitment in France, Germany, UK and Italy.
Posted: 20 May 2013 | Published: 20 May 2013

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Business Analytics in the cloud: Driving business innovation through cloud computing and analytics solutions
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WHITE PAPER: It's no secret that businesses who build strong analytically oriented teams can set themselves apart from the crowd. Consult this white paper to learn more about how analytical are changing the game of corporate sales and supply chain operations. Find out how your business can balance quantifiable benefits against risks to make the right decisions.
Posted: 14 May 2013 | Published: 14 May 2013

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HR Managers Focus on Recruiting Experience as War for Talent Intensifies
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EGUIDE: This expert E-Guide discusses how today's highly competitive talent market has led many human resources (HR) managers to rethink the recruitment process. Also inside, explore the growing roles that applicant tracking systems and social media-based sourcing play in the hunt for quality talent.
Posted: 06 May 2013 | Published: 06 May 2013

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The Consumerisation of IT
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ANALYST REPORT: This report looks at the nature and level of activity, motivations and drivers, unintended consequences, and the practicalities of managing consumer devices and social media at work.
Posted: 29 Apr 2013 | Published: 29 Apr 2013

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Magic Quadrant for the CRM Customer Engagement Center
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WHITE PAPER: Access this comprehensive Gartner report to explore and compare customer engagement center (CEC) applications from today's top vendors. Discover the strengths and weaknesses of these customer service technologies, and decide which is right for your social CRM strategy.
Posted: 08 Jul 2013 | Published: 13 May 2013

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Top 3 trends that could influence CIOs
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EGUIDE: This expert e-guide from SearchCIO.com offers advice on how to capitalize on cloud computing, social networking and big data for big payoffs in both their business and career by examining strategies for shared services, data analytics and consumerization of IT.
Posted: 21 Jun 2013 | Published: 21 Jun 2013

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eGuide Social Media Networks Tie into Global and Local HR Strategies
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EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explains how social media is causing HR leaders to rethink recruitment and talent management. Also inside, learn how you can effectively cope with the challenges of meting out a global strategy with localized tactics.
Posted: 21 May 2013 | Published: 21 May 2013

Workday

eGuide Five Technology Trends that are Growing Strategic HR
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EGUIDE: This expert e-guide counts down five important technology trends that are molding the human resources (HR) space in 2013. Inside, learn how strategic organizations are using these innovations to drive business success.
Posted: 20 May 2013 | Published: 20 May 2013

Workday

Social analytics: Finding opportunity in chaos
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Today, all organisations are engaged in social media. Enterprises can no longer escape the need to monitor and analyse social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter and other news outlets. Enterprise need to adjust to this change quickly or they risk falling behind.
Posted: 08 May 2013 | Published: 08 May 2013

IBM

Infor Epiphany Brochure
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WHITE PAPER: This helpful resource introduces one CRM tool that allows you to optimize your customer interactions across all communication channels and glean deeper insight into your customer base.  Read on to learn about the specific benefits this technology offers businesses across all sectors.
Posted: 30 Apr 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

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CyberAgent translates blog user insights into a more engaging experience
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WHITE PAPER: View this white paper to learn how Japan's largest blog service provider, CyberAgent, found a way to create a new level of engagement and loyalty among its blog readers. By developing an analytics framework that enabled a new kind of insight into blogging preferences and behavior.
Posted: 29 Apr 2013 | Published: 29 Apr 2013

IBM

Oracle Mobile and Social Service: The Next Step in IAM
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: As cloud computing, mobile computing and social computing infiltrate the enterprise, an "identity explosion" is occurring – one which requires a new IAM strategy. This whitepaper explores the next steps in IAM and how to keep your enterprise safe.
Posted: 24 Apr 2013 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

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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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