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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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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

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

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

Social Media: IT Purchasers get social, marketers play catch up ?
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
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

RSA's Digital Journey
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
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
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
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

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

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

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

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

Advanced identity tracking for social networking sites: Using HP ArcSight ESM to identify online predators
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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 Enterprise

Eguide: Best Practices to Expand Mobile UC Capabilities
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
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 Enterprise
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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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