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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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Applying Social Business: Create Exceptional Digital Experiences
sponsored by IBM
RESOURCE: Customers today expect to interact with your brand anywhere, at any time -- and from any device. It's thus essential to create compelling customer experiences to differentiate your business form the rest of the pack. This infographic illustrates how one vendor fulfills three main components of engaging customer experiences.
Posted: 04 Aug 2014 | Published: 04 Aug 2014

IBM

Applying Social Business:The Repeatable Patterns that Improve Business Processes and Provide Return
sponsored by IBM
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
sponsored by IBM
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

Mobile Collaboration: Tackling top challenges and expanding mobile UC capabilities
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited and Intel ®
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 and Intel ®

Built for Business: 10 Reasons BlackBerry Smartphones Are Still the Best Way to Do Business
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: It doesn't matter what device ownership model your organization is using today – BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), corporate-owned, COPE (Corporate-Owned, Personally Enabled) or a blend – your mobile employees need smartphones that can deliver on their specific needs and wants.
Posted: 24 Jul 2014 | Published: 14 Aug 2014

BlackBerry

Integrated Talent Management
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
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
sponsored by IBM
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
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
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

Remote Collaboration: How the World Defies Distance
sponsored by Polycom, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This survey outlines the top 10 remote collaboration challenges – which were determined by 5000 business professionals from around the globe.
Posted: 22 May 2014 | Published: 21 May 2014

Polycom, Inc.

Improving Collaboration by Adding Social Capabilities to Email
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores the importance of integrating current collaboration tools with social technology to bridge the gap between traditional business processes and the new socially-enabled work environment. Learn about the various challenges that must be overcome, technology to consider, and more.
Posted: 19 May 2014 | Published: 19 May 2014

IBM

The Secrets of Seamless Retailing Success
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
RESEARCH CONTENT: Thisresearch from Accenture suggests that consumers may be having second thoughts about the benefits of online shopping and that no one should write off stores just yet.
Posted: 19 May 2014 | Published: 19 May 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

CW Special report on Atos
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This 9 page special report, updated for 2014, gives you the facts on Atos, its strategy, products and services and financial performance.
Posted: 01 May 2014 | Published: 05 May 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

How to start, refine and improve your social media business strategy
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
BOOK: This extract from Adam Gray's  book, Brilliant Social Media will help your organisation get started with social media, then refine and improve your strategy to get real business results.
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 | Published: 22 Apr 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Buy the right enterprise collaboration solution the first time
sponsored by IntraLinks, Inc
WHITE PAPER: Access the following buyer's guide to enterprise collaboration to learn what you need to look for when selecting an appropriate vendor for your unique situation.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 18 Apr 2014

IntraLinks, Inc

5 tips to improve outbound sales
sponsored by Salesforce Data.com
EBOOK: This eBook from Data.com and LinkedIn Sales Solutions - "5 Ways to Improve Outbound Sales Performance" - includes great methods to gain higher quality sales leads, using an approach designed to help you go from being a seller to a trusted advisor.
Posted: 17 Apr 2014 | Published: 17 Apr 2014

Salesforce Data.com

How CIOs drive innovation and create value across the enterprise
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
BOOK: Today's CIO is uniquely positioned to lead innovation and drive transformation across the modern enterprise, says Hunter Miller, in this extract from his book, Leading The Epic Revolution.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 14 Apr 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

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
sponsored by Gigya
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

Social is for Closers: Social Intelligence Guide for Sales
sponsored by Microsoft India
WHITE PAPER: If you're not already using social media for selling, you're missing out. In this comprehensive resource, get an in-depth look at how to leverage social media in order to build relationships, boost sales, and drive and nurture leads.
Posted: 20 May 2014 | Published: 20 May 2014

Microsoft India

Video Conferencing Drives Greater Efficiencies and Substantially Lower Travel Expenses: Rapid Adoption Ensues
sponsored by Arkadin
CASE STUDY: This informative case study explores Australian Industry Group and outlines their success with Arkadin collaboration solutions.
Posted: 16 May 2014 | Published: 16 May 2014

Arkadin

Social Media: The New Frontier
sponsored by SearchITChannel.com
EBOOK: This handbook examines social media-related opportunities for channel professionals, with discussions on social media platforms for business, integration, professional services and regulatory compliance concerns.
Posted: 14 May 2014 | Published: 15 May 2014

SearchITChannel.com

The Market Within
sponsored by OpenText
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores the current state of social adoption and where innovative companies are focusing their efforts. Learn how to balance social inside and outside the enterprise, how to use social to improve worker efficiency, and much more.
Posted: 05 May 2014 | Published: 05 May 2014

OpenText

Social Media: A Unified Strategy for Success
sponsored by Hootsuite
WHITE PAPER: In order to uncover the true value of social media, companies should employ a unified social media strategy across all departments. View this informative white paper to learn how to craft a cross-functional approach to social media, and explore the challenges and opportunities for social media in various departments.
Posted: 16 Apr 2014 | Published: 16 Apr 2014

Hootsuite

Social Media in Government: 5 Key Considerations
sponsored by Hootsuite
WHITE PAPER: Government agencies have begun to follow private-sector companies in leveraging social media, but may still have questions regarding the tools, processes, and organizational changes required to make social media work. This informative resource details the five top considerations for government agencies looking to deploy social media strategies.
Posted: 15 Apr 2014 | Published: 15 Apr 2014

Hootsuite

Social Media Education: The New Edge for Success
sponsored by Hootsuite
WHITE PAPER: Did you know that according to a report by the McKinsey Global Institute, business can unlock up to $1.3 trillion in business value by leveraging social technologies?  However, if your company isn't armed with the right knowledge, tools, and skill set, those financial (and other CRM) benefits will be out of reach.
Posted: 15 Apr 2014 | Published: 15 Apr 2014

Hootsuite
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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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