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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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Next-Generation Servers Accelerate Application Performance and More
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WHITE PAPER: View this white paper to learn how server solutions must simplify management throughout the life cycle, automate maintenance tasks to improve IT efficiency and reduce downtime, and offer new storage innovations within the server to optimize the performance of demanding applications such as big data and analytics.
Posted: 19 Sep 2014 | Published: 19 Sep 2014

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IBM is a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Social Software
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ANALYST REPORT: This in-depth analyst report deciphers 20 different vendors in the social software market, including IBM, salesforce.com, and Google, and provides their strengths, cautions, and how they stack up against one another.
Posted: 16 Sep 2014 | Published: 10 Sep 2013

IBM

Social Media Analytics: Making Customer Insights Actionable
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WHITE PAPER: Learn why some companies can turn insights gained from social media analytics into revenue, why others can't, and more.
Posted: 11 Sep 2014 | Published: 11 Sep 2014

IBM

Enterprise Social Networking: Collaborate Seamlessly
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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

The Digital Value Proposition and securing CEO buy-in
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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

Social Media: IT Purchasers get social, marketers play catch up ?
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RESEARCH CONTENT: IT decision makers are using social media effectively at work, but marketers are playing catch up, according to this research snapshot.
Posted: 26 Aug 2014 | Published: 26 Aug 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Video is the New Document: Four Things You Can’t Miss
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RESEARCH CONTENT: As video becomes a core part of UC and social learning strategies, enterprises need to integrate video content as part of the overal marketing and learning mix.
Posted: 25 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

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RSA's Digital Journey
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PRESENTATION: Ian Hood, Group Digital Director of RSA, tells the story of one of the UK's largest insurers journey to digital technology in this presentation.
Posted: 22 Aug 2014 | Published: 22 Aug 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

CW Buyer's Guide to Business Process Automation
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Computer Weekly looks at how to facilitate and manage the growing role of workload automation in the enterprise in this 10-page buyer's guide.
Posted: 22 Aug 2014 | Published: 22 Aug 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Build for Change – the Risk of Customerpocalypse
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BOOK: The enterprise must focus on how it engages customers and responds to their expectations, or face Customerpocalypse, writes Alan Trefler, in this extract from his book Build for Change.
Posted: 15 Aug 2014 | Published: 15 Aug 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

New expectations for a new era: HR insights from the Global C-suite Study
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WHITE PAPER: The customer is more empowered than ever before, and the workforce needs to adapt to their increasing demands -- is your business ready? In this analysis of a 2013 C-suite study, discover what steps companies are taking to create a workforce that succeeds in today's customer-driven world.
Posted: 07 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

IBM

Global defense contractor takes advantage of collective intelligence across the enterprise
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CASE STUDY: As the baby boomers begin to retire, many businesses face a loss of experience and insight -- especially the defense industry, which grew up alongside that generation. This case study illustrates how a global defense contractor implemented a collaboration tool with social business capabilities to avoid this situation.
Posted: 07 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

IBM

Expertise and Knowledge Sharing: Your Company's Top Differentiators
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WEBCAST: In this webcast, learn how to capitalize on the knowledge of your workers by leveraging social, collaborative tools. Discover the business value of an enterprise social network and how it can foster effective knowledge sharing and help you better utilize your experts within the company.
Posted: 06 Aug 2014 | Premiered: Dec 31, 2013

IBM

How Social Learning Boosts Skills Development
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WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover how a social learning program can improve engagement, reduce attrition, and increase speed of knowledge. Explore the common problems that social learning can help solve, the core components of a social learning initiative, and recommended actions for implementation.
Posted: 04 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

IBM

Onboarding New Employees: Build Long-term Productivity and Retention
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how two efforts -- training and socialization -- can help you make the most of an onboarding program, resulting in faster ROI and better employee performance. Read now to discover best practices for making sure your new employees catch on quickly.
Posted: 04 Aug 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

IBM

Applying Social Business:The Repeatable Patterns that Improve Business Processes and Provide Return
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WHITE PAPER: The following white paper examines how top organizations are optimizing processes and technology to become a social business. Learn about the best practices that have emerged, common pain points to be wary of, and more.
Posted: 01 Aug 2014 | Published: 01 Aug 2014

IBM

CIO Need to Know Guide: How CIOs Can Reduce Costs and Lower Risks by Driving Improved Information Economics
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WHITE PAPER: This CIO Need to Know guide explains how you can reduce costs and lower risks by driving improved information economics.
Posted: 31 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

IBM

Eguide: Best Practices to Expand Mobile UC Capabilities
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EGUIDE: The use of mobile devices as collaboration tools pose new challenges for a company's UC system. This expert E-Guide discusses many of the changes mobility is bringing to collaboration, as well as best practices to consider along the way.
Posted: 30 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Jul 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Integrated Talent Management
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ANALYST REPORT: This Independent analyst perspective into the integrated talent management systems market from Elearnity assesses the leading talent management suppliers.
Posted: 22 Jul 2014 | Published: 22 Jul 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Solving Challenges with Big Data & Analytics - Retail Industry
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VIDEO: Find out how a retailer utilizes social media analytics, predictive analytics and big data to stay on top of emerging trends, and better connect with younger customers.
Posted: 11 Jul 2014 | Premiered: 11 Jul 2014

IBM

Code Halos – How the digital lives of People, Things, and Organisations are Changing the Rules of Business
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BOOK: This book extract explains how businesses can harness the power of Code Halo's - the data that accumulates around people, devices, and organizations.
Posted: 16 Jun 2014 | Published: 16 Jun 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

MicroScope September 2014: An issue covering the issues around cloud security concerns
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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

Advanced identity tracking for social networking sites: Using HP ArcSight ESM to identify online predators
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WHITE PAPER: This critical resource exposes the truth behind online predators using social networking sites to stalk intended victims without being detected by authorities. Click now to see how a correlation engine can help pinpoint these criminals before their next attack.
Posted: 19 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 May 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company

The Benefits of Social and Cloud-based CRM Tools
sponsored by Microsoft India
EGUIDE: In order to stay competitive, you need to know what customers are saying about your business, and you need to participate in the conversation as well. In this e-guide, learn from CRM experts what makes a social CRM tool successful, and why cloud-based CRM systems may be the right choice for you.
Posted: 17 Jul 2014 | Published: 17 Jul 2014

Microsoft India

Social Login 101
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WHITE PAPER: View this white paper to learn why social login -- with permission-based access to first-party identity data -- is the better option for getting the kind of information that creates relevant cross-channel experiences. Read now to explore the basics of social login, best practices, and benefits for consumers and businesses.
Posted: 27 Jun 2014 | Published: 27 Jun 2014

Gigya
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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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