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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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Executive Perceptions of Live Online Video - by the Numbers
sponsored by UStream
WHITE PAPER: Access the following white paper summary of "Executive Visions on Video in the Workplace" to uncover why different levels of an enterprise hold the views they do for live video and ultimately discover if you should consider an initiative sooner than later.
Posted: 21 Feb 2014 | Published: 21 Feb 2014

UStream

Executive Visions on Video in the Workplace
sponsored by UStream
WHITE PAPER: Access the following white paper to uncover how leading executives are leveraging the effectiveness of live video for higher sales and customer engagement. Discover the technology to consider and why a live video initiative should be implemented as soon as possible.
Posted: 20 Feb 2014 | Published: 20 Feb 2014

UStream

5 Tips For Setting Measurable Social Media Goals
sponsored by MarketWired
WHITE PAPER: While social media offers your business a variety of opportunities to grow its customer base, increase brand awareness, and drive revenue, those benefits are unattainable without a solid strategy in place. To realize your social media goals, you need to first determine metrics and measurements of your strategy's success.
Posted: 20 Feb 2014 | Published: 20 Feb 2014

MarketWired

Unified Communications Trends: What's in Store for 2014?
sponsored by Premiere Global Services
EGUIDE: Access the following e-guide to uncover the top 5 trends changing the game for unified communications today. Additionally, hear from an industry analyst as he revels what you can expect to see for collaboration technology in 2014.
Posted: 19 Feb 2014 | Published: 19 Feb 2014

Premiere Global Services

Social 101: Using and Managing Social in SharePoint 2013
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper challenges you to rethink the word social with SharePoint 2013's new features.
Posted: 19 Feb 2014 | Published: 18 Jul 2013

Dell Software

10 Tips for Moving Social Media and Mobile Marketing out of Silos
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, get 10 tips to help break through the silos and integrate social and mobile marketing with traditional channels.
Posted: 18 Feb 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

IBM

The Customer Service Balancing Act
sponsored by Jive Software
WHITE PAPER: New social business solutions eliminate the traditional service trade-offs, providing an optimal combination of assisted peer-to-peer support communities, call deflection, selective escalation and productivity-enhancing collaboration. The result? Reduced call volume and faster resolution times, happier customers and lower costs.
Posted: 18 Feb 2014 | Published: 18 Feb 2014

Jive Software

7 Simple Steps to Getting a Handle on Social Applications in your Enterprise
sponsored by Jive Software
WHITE PAPER: Access the following white paper to uncover 7 ways you can increase your chances of controlling and properly channeling the use of social media in your organization.
Posted: 18 Feb 2014 | Published: 18 Feb 2014

Jive Software

Social Software Selection: Twenty Vendor Offerings Compared
sponsored by Jive Software
ANALYST REPORT: With its in-depth guidance and independent third-party vendor evaluations, Gartner's Magic Quadrant market assessment can assist your organization in implementing an effective social business software solution.
Posted: 17 Feb 2014 | Published: 10 Sep 2013

Jive Software

Becoming a Social Business: Integrating Social Software Assets Throughout the Enterprise
sponsored by Jive Software
WHITE PAPER: This IDC study addresses the management challenges and subsequent best practice outcomes that can be achieved through the integration of existing enterprise social network tools with other networks or enterprise applications.
Posted: 17 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Jive Software

Turning Social Media into a Game-Changing Customer Care Channel
sponsored by Aspect
WHITE PAPER: Today's customers demand highly personalized, engaging experiences, and leveraging social media to transform your contact center is a way to surpass these expectations. Access this whitepaper to learn how combining contact center best practices with social media CRM technologies can increase the effectiveness of your customer interactions.
Posted: 17 Feb 2014 | Published: 23 May 2013

Aspect

A New Charter for HR
sponsored by Jive Software
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, Stowe Boyd of GigaOM Research explores:The current state of the workforce: What is the new normal? How HR and technology leaders can work together to responsibly invest in social technologies? What HR must become to embrace the modern workplace and earn a seat at the executive table.
Posted: 14 Feb 2014 | Published: 14 Feb 2014

Jive Software

Gartner: How to build an online community
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ANALYST BRIEF: Gartner analyst Julie Hopkins explains seven ways to lure people to participate in online communities and shows how to choose the tactics that will best suit your business needs.
Posted: 14 Feb 2014 | Published: 14 Feb 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Enterprise Social Collaboration: What's HR Got to Do With It?
sponsored by Jive Software
WHITE PAPER: Consult the following white paper to explore the facts and numbers from 600 organizations and the role ESC plays for them. Discover the tools and practices they use to meet business and talent goals, ultimately giving you valuable insights to where your collaborative imitative should be in the near future.
Posted: 14 Feb 2014 | Published: 14 Feb 2014

Jive Software

Changing the Face of Healthcare With Social Business Software
sponsored by Jive Software
WHITE PAPER: The stakeholders in Cerner's world are not only clinicians, hospitals, and medical device partners but consultants, researchers, and industry experts. Cerner leverages Jive Social Business Software to address a number of their key social business imperatives, including accelerating innovation and providing community-based support.
Posted: 12 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Jive Software

The Compelling Case for Conferencing
sponsored by Premiere Global Services
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, explore some of the business benefits enjoyed by organizations who have implemented conferencing and collaboration technology. Also, learn what factors are most important to consider when selecting and deploying a conferencing tool.
Posted: 11 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2009

Premiere Global Services

The Yin + Yang of Telecommuting
sponsored by Premiere Global Services
WHITE PAPER: As a new generation enters the workplace and technology advances in terms of communication and networking, it won't be long before most work takes place outside the office. "Work from home" is quickly becoming "work from anywhere" -- but how do you capitalize on the benefits of teleworking without succumbing to pitfalls?
Posted: 11 Feb 2014 | Published: 11 Feb 2014

Premiere Global Services

Conferencing & Collaboration: New Tools for the New Workplace
sponsored by Premiere Global Services
WHITE PAPER: Access the following white paper to uncover what CIOs need to know about consolidating their collaborative tools and strategies. Get a firsthand look at the real benefits of an all-inclusive collaboration solution as well as how to choose the right tools, what to look for in a vendor, and more.
Posted: 10 Feb 2014 | Published: 10 Feb 2014

Premiere Global Services

The Future of Business Collaboration
sponsored by Premiere Global Services
WHITE PAPER: Access the following white paper to uncover the 5 key business and technology trends to consider when making the shift to a virtual workplace. Learn how to make the most out of social collaboration and discover what you stand to gain with successful implementation.
Posted: 10 Feb 2014 | Published: 10 Feb 2014

Premiere Global Services

HP Social Enterprise Services
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WEBCAST: Social networks have revolutionized the way that today's customers gain information and make buying decisions. This brief video introduces a social enterprise service that enables your organization to effectively harness and exploit social information.
Posted: 07 Feb 2014 | Premiered: Dec 31, 2012

Hewlett-Packard Limited

The Age of the Customer Starts with Your Employees
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This Forrester Research report explores key findings behind employee mobile engagement and how their happiness drives customer satisfaction and ultimately, business growth.
Posted: 05 Feb 2014 | Published: 05 Feb 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

How Advocate Consulting Stays on Top Through Virtual Collaboration
sponsored by Premiere Global Services
CASE STUDY: Access the following case study to reveal how Advocate Consulting used an all-in-one virtual collaboration platform to establish more meaningful connections with clients and employees. Discover the tools and techniques they used as well as how you can achieve similar results.
Posted: 05 Feb 2014 | Published: 05 Feb 2014

Premiere Global Services

Airport IT Trends Survey
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
RESEARCH CONTENT: Airports are spending a larger slice of their revenues on technology as they look to improve the passenger experience, this major study  from SITA reveals.
Posted: 04 Feb 2014 | Published: 04 Feb 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

CW500: Major IT recruitment, skills and career development issues in 2014
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
PRESENTATION: In this CW500 Club presentation, Albert Ellis, Chief Executive for Harvey Nash, highlights some of the IT trends we can expect to see in 2014.
Posted: 03 Feb 2014 | Published: 03 Feb 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Solution Spotlight: Measuring, Monitoring and Improving Customer Experience
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, our experts sit down with Forrester analyst Zach Hofer-Shall and other industry authorities as they explore how you can address the challenges of CEM. Also inside, find 10 tips for improving customer experiences.
Posted: 29 Jan 2014 | Published: 29 Jan 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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