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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 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

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

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

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

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

5 Trends That are Reshaping Information Technology (IT)
sponsored by Qlik
WHITE PAPER: View this informative white paper to absorb just how the role of IT is in need of transformation. From enforcement to empowerment, and efficiency to efficacy, learn the areas in which IT needs to change such as visualization, big data, and the cloud.
Posted: 31 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2015

Qlik

Your Planning Guide for Collaboration and Content in the Cloud
sponsored by Dropbox for Business
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, analysts break down communication, collaboration, content and social platforms - or, 3CS systems. Discover how to leverage these essentials with mobile, cloud and other technologies across the enterprise.
Posted: 30 Mar 2015 | Published: 29 Mar 2013

Dropbox for Business

Social is for Closers: A Social Intelligence Guide for Sales - Microsoft Dynamics
sponsored by Microsoft
EBOOK: In this dynamic and eye-opening ebook, Microsoft GM Fred Studer takes from his experiences at Disney, Oracle and now Microsoft to discuss the opportunity of social listening for sales.
Posted: 07 Mar 2015 | Published: 07 Mar 2015

Microsoft

How Michigan State University Calculates Likelihood of Philanthropic Engagement
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: This case study describes how MSU leveraged business intelligence and predictive analytics to gain deep insight into an individual alum's potential to give.
Posted: 20 Feb 2015 | Published: 30 Jan 2015

IBM

Who's Driving Your Brand? Navigating Today's Confusing Customer Pathways and Arriving with Your Brand Intact
sponsored by Teradata
EBOOK: This ebook will cover how marketers can gain competitive advantage by leveraging social media and loosening the reins on your brand.
Posted: 16 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Teradata

3 Pillars of Customer Experience in Today's Connected World
sponsored by Salesforce.com
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn three steps to meeting customers' rising expectations in today's hyper-connected world: Personalized service, smarter support, and faster connection.
Posted: 19 Jan 2015 | Published: 19 Jan 2015

Salesforce.com

Unified Platform Management Needed for Hybrid Cloud UC
sponsored by Dimension Data
EGUIDE: This e-guide talks about the next stage of hybrid UC and the first cloud-UC use cases.
Posted: 09 Jan 2015 | Published: 09 Jan 2015

Dimension Data

Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization: Your Data, Your Way, At Your Business Speed
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how data virtualization is a lead data integration solution that provides unified data access, enabling agile data provisioning.
Posted: 30 Dec 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Red Hat

Social Software Vendor Analysis: Microsoft vs. Jive
sponsored by IT Central Station
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Is your organization planning on buying social software in the near future? IT Central Station's guide, Social Software Vendor Analysis: Microsoft vs. Jive can help you make the most informed purchasing decisions. This guide provides first hand user reviews and experiences of top enterprise level social software vendors and their products.
Posted: 08 Dec 2014 | Published: 08 Dec 2014


Shell Eco-marathon Widens its Horizons
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This case study covers how Shell Eco-marathon now allows organizers to explore and serve data quickly and efficiently to improve event management.
Posted: 28 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

UCC
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
RESOURCE: Communication, especially for brainstorming and presentations with audience interaction, can be greatly smoothed by seamless UCC software that enables many different interaction methods. Do you currently have any software in place? Take our short survey and in return, receive a free download on UCC.
Posted: 06 Oct 2014 | Published: 06 Oct 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Take Advantage of Multi-Channel to Improve Your CEM
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, explore the business-driving benefits of integrating your data across all channels. Additionally, discover the latest contact center technologies that will boost customer service with multi-channel support.
Posted: 05 Mar 2015 | Published: 05 Mar 2015

IBM

Speech-to-Text Analytics Reveals New Insights Into Consumer Behavior
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how Telerx, a global contact center outsourcing provider, embrace the methods that modern consumers are utilizing to share their opinions and turned raw data into valuable insight for their clients.
Posted: 20 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

IBM

IDC MarketScape for Jive Software
sponsored by Jive Software
WHITE PAPER: This IDC MarketScape report looks at enterprise social network vendors and features Jive in this excerpt. Learn about Jive's strengths, challenges, key features, and more.
Posted: 17 Feb 2015 | Published: 17 Feb 2015

Jive Software

The Age of Social Media: Lead Generation and Brand Authenticity
sponsored by Marketo
WHITE PAPER: This white paper considers the advantages of social media in regards to lead generation. Access now to find out how you can implement a profitable social media strategy by targeting a variety of platforms with specific plans of action, and how your sales leads will benefit.
Posted: 28 Jan 2015 | Published: 28 Jan 2015

Marketo

Social, mobile HR practices keep employees happy
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why CHROs should connect and engage employees by deploying enterprise mobile and social strategies.
Posted: 12 Dec 2014 | Published: 12 Dec 2014

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Moving Forward with CRM: Key Trends and Technologies
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide uncovers key CRM technologies and trends, and explores the best ways to measure the real value of an investment in social CRM.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 12 Nov 2014

IBM

Avoid Mixed Sentiments on Social Media Analytics
sponsored by SearchBusinessAnalytics
EBOOK: Social media analytics has failed to meet its lofty expectations, despite a host of presumed business benefits. There is value to be found, but companies need to learn how.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 09 Oct 2014

SearchBusinessAnalytics
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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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