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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 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

The Future of HR: Build a Smarter Workforce
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VIDEO: Every business wants to make sure the right people are hired for the job and that new employees have easy access to all the information they need to succeed. In this webcast, learn how to build a smarter workforce with the help of social, mobile, and analytic technology.
Posted: 06 Aug 2014 | Premiered: 06 Aug 2014

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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

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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

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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

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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

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The Secrets of Seamless Retailing Success
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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

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CW Special report on Atos
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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The Benefits of Social and Cloud-based CRM Tools
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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

Social is for Closers: Social Intelligence Guide for Sales
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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
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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
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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

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The Market Within
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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

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Social Media: A Unified Strategy for Success
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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

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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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