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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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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
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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
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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

Transforming business at the intersection of marketing and technology
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BOOK: Businesses have to change themselves quickly and dramatically if they want to survive and thrive, say Bob Lord and Ray Velez, CEO and CTO of razorfish, in this extract from their book, Covnerge.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 14 Apr 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Social Analytics & Intelligence: Converting Contextual to Actionable Insights
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access the following report from Hypatia Research Group to build a solid foundation for a successful social media analytics and intelligence (SA&I) initiative. Learn what organizations seek and require from SA&I, vendor rankings, the current landscape, ROI by industry, and more.
Posted: 07 Apr 2014 | Published: 07 Apr 2014

IBM

The Multi-Channel Marketing Chasm
sponsored by e-Spirit AG
BROCHURE: Access the following infographic to uncover 5 tips that can help you close the social marketing gap. Learn how to identify your biggest gaps, why technology needs to be connected to business goals and more.
Posted: 25 Mar 2014 | Published: 25 Mar 2014

e-Spirit AG

Best Practices in Customer Experience Management
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: In this e-guide from the experts at SearchCRM.com, find out why social media has become a powerful tool for customer experience management (CEM), and discover what you can do to drive social media success.
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 | Published: 24 Mar 2014

IBM

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

Turning Insight Into Action: The Journey to Social Media Intelligence
sponsored by Hootsuite
WHITE PAPER: Social media is rife with valuable information about your customers, your brand, and your competitors that can help you generate sales, foster better customer relationships, and improve marketing campaigns. But those benefits are only achievable if you know how to properly transform social media data into actual insight.
Posted: 11 Apr 2014 | Published: 11 Apr 2014

Hootsuite

Enabling the Business with Social Relationship Platforms
sponsored by Hootsuite
WHITE PAPER: Social media is quickly becoming a key part of enterprise business strategy. According to an IDG Research survey, 73% of respondents expect it to be critical or very important in the coming years. So how can CIOs prepare for and encourage the adoption of social media in the enterprise in a secure, compliant way?
Posted: 10 Apr 2014 | Published: 10 Apr 2014

Hootsuite

6 Best Practices for Creating a Content Marketing Strategy
sponsored by Act On
WHITE PAPER: A content marketing strategy doesn't create itself. It's the result of clear intention, careful planning, and focused execution. These six best practices can help you develop and deploy effective strategies for content marketing across all channels and buying cycles.
Posted: 08 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Act On

Understanding the Millennials
sponsored by SDL
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, explore the results of a 2014 survey on how Millennials operate as consumers, so you can use that information to optimize your marketing strategy and business processes. Find out how Millennials share personal data, how they relate to mobile devices, how they'd like to connect with companies, and more.
Posted: 07 Apr 2014 | Published: 07 Apr 2014

SDL

Make the most of customer interactions in the contact center
sponsored by Calabrio, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover how to optimize your contact center processes with the help of new interaction channels such as social media, and make the most of interaction data to learn more about your customers and your company.
Posted: 07 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Calabrio, Inc.

Instagram Guide
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Consult the following white paper to uncover the latest ways top brands such as Nike, MTV, Nissan, Taco Bell, and many more are driving innovation through Instagram. Learn about key observations, what's working, and what you can do to succeed with this social movement as well.
Posted: 31 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

Oracle Corporation

Google+ Guide
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores some best practices for utilizing Google+ as an effective user engagement strategy.
Posted: 27 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Oracle Corporation

Develop an effective data management strategy for the 3rd platform
sponsored by CommVault Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This White Paper explores the challenges associated with data management in the context of the 3rd Platform, particularly around Big Data and cloud. In addition, the paper takes a look at how the adoption of CommVault Simpana can help organizations address these data management challenges.
Posted: 26 Mar 2014 | Published: 26 Mar 2014

CommVault Systems, Inc.

A More Social Contact Center
sponsored by LogMeIn, Inc.
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide describes the importance of developing a formal social media strategy and leveraging WFM software to manage social media contact center volume. Also, see what's on Comcast Corp.'s 10-step "cheat sheet" for building a social call center strategy.
Posted: 25 Mar 2014 | Published: 25 Mar 2014

LogMeIn, Inc.
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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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