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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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5 Ways Wholesale Distributors Can Succeed with the Millennial Generation
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: This resource features a checklist of five tactics that can help you prepare your business to succeed with the next generation of customers, partners and employees. Access now and you'll also unlock the details and benefits of each tactic.
Posted: 20 Jan 2016 | Published: 20 Jan 2016

Infor

How to Accurately Track Your Social Media Buzz
sponsored by Sysomos
WHITE PAPER: What is "buzz?" It's something that confuses most marketers, and what smart marketers exploit. Access this step-by-step guide to learn how to create buzz-worthy campaigns like a smart marketer.
Posted: 19 Nov 2015 | Published: 19 Nov 2015

Sysomos

Case Study: Kingsford Charcoal Relies on Custom Algorithms to Engage Customers
sponsored by Sysomos
CASE STUDY: In this case study, you'll discover how one organization worked with social media analytics experts to create an algorithm that sifts through billions of online conversations, locating the winner of their contest. Use this resource for help with developing your own customer engagement strategy.
Posted: 18 Nov 2015 | Published: 18 Nov 2015

Sysomos

Technology Offers Convenience, Privacy Pays the Price
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Technology is a wonderful thing, but it comes with a price: your privacy. This white paper can help you learn more about what kind of personal data is collected by web sites and applications, and how to secure your information online.
Posted: 20 Oct 2015 | Published: 20 Oct 2015

Global Knowledge

Deloitte CIO Survey 2014
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
RESEARCH CONTENT: Deloitte's second global CIO survey assesses CIO's role in innovation, spending and technology priorities, and their relationship with the business.
Posted: 26 Sep 2014 | Published: 26 Sep 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

The Digital Value Proposition and securing CEO buy-in
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
PRESENTATION: Every business should be a digital business, says Stephen Paterson, Chief Product Officer at ANDigital in this presentation.
Posted: 27 Aug 2014 | Published: 27 Aug 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

CRM Stories: Rogerseller
sponsored by Microsoft
RESOURCE: In this resource, Rogerseller's Geraldine Smallacombe illustrates how she was able to give her customers a more dynamic journey. Access now and learn how to achieve a social presence that engages customers and gauges sentiment, in-depth knowledge of preferences and profiles that results in better targeting, and more.
Posted: 07 Jan 2016 | Published: 24 Jun 2015

Microsoft

Collaboration and Messaging Apps in the Enterprise
sponsored by Magnet
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, learn how new, real-time collaboration tools are driving greater productivity in the business, but more importantly, learn why CIOs should still keep an eye on the consumer messaging market.
Posted: 04 Jan 2016 | Published: 04 Jan 2016

Magnet

Why Creating Closer Customer Relationships Depends on Master Data Management
sponsored by TIBCO Software Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This dynamic terrain is rocky, but it also holds enormous potential. The following white paper reveals what strategies you need to achieve close customer relationships and increased loyalty.
Posted: 16 Oct 2015 | Published: 16 Oct 2015

TIBCO Software Inc.

Creating an Effective Social Media Strategy
sponsored by Microsoft
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, learn how to use social media intelligently to engage customers and build credibility online. Additionally, learn why organizations need to make sure their company culture is conducive to implementing a social CRM program before they can take full advantage of social media.
Posted: 09 Oct 2015 | Published: 09 Oct 2015

Microsoft

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Social Dimension of Business Analytics: Extracting Value from Customer Feedback
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: The following informative white paper examines the biggest issues with conventional social media and BI tools and offers insight into a social media analytics platform that can improve the value of customer data, marketing approaches, and more.
Posted: 03 Oct 2014 | Published: 03 Oct 2014

Information Builders

HR Meets Social Media: Fireworks or Fizzle
sponsored by Workday
EGUIDE: This e-guide reveals how forward-thinking businesses are leveraging social media to identify the best talent and overhaul traditional performance evaluations and communications between employees and HR.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Sep 2014

Workday

MicroScope September 2014: An issue covering the issues around cloud security concerns
sponsored by MicroScope
EZINE: An issue highlighting the need to challenge user fears around cloud security and the best ways to communicate on social media.
Posted: 12 Sep 2014 | Published: 12 Sep 2014

MicroScope

Enterprise Social Networking: Collaborate Seamlessly
sponsored by IBM
EBOOK: CIOs have swung from dismissing social networks in the enterprise to seizing upon their potential for boosting business productivity and creativity. Learn why in this handbook.
Posted: 04 Sep 2014 | Published: 04 Sep 2014

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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