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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

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

6 best practises for a new model of employee engagement
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

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

Survival Guide: Marketing in a World Without Cookies
sponsored by Gigya
WHITE PAPER: Did you know that 65% of US consumers delete their cookies? Or that 39% block cookies altogether? It's clear that the traditional marketing tactic of third-party cookies won't hold up in today's marketplace, as consumers access websites from more devices and are increasingly concerned about privacy.
Posted: 29 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Gigya

Social Business Analytics: Gaining Business Value from Social Media
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access the following white paper to uncover where you can turn to gain real business value from social media. Discover the tools and accompanying strategies to use to make sure that your business can capitalize on the social media movement.
Posted: 28 Jan 2014 | Published: 28 Jan 2014

IBM

Analytics & Data Warehousing Reader Survey Europe
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
RESEARCH CONTENT: Over 150 IT professionals across Europe reveal their plans and priorities for business intelligence and analytics,  in this exclusive research from Computer Weekly.
Posted: 27 Jan 2014 | Published: 27 Jan 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

HR Technology Toolkit
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Leading European & international academic offer insights into HR technology in this in-depth report from HR Zone.
Posted: 27 Jan 2014 | Published: 27 Jan 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Server Services from IBM
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this expert resource to discover what many are using to design, build and manage high-performing server infrastructures to accommodate a spike in data volume.
Posted: 03 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

IBM

Making Sense of the Chaos: Measuring The Influence of Social Media
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, find out how, with the right tools in place, today's marketers can understand the value social media provides as a marketing channel and, in coordination with other channels, drive conversions and, ultimately, revenue.
Posted: 02 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

IBM

8 Ways To Build Your Brand Using Social Media
sponsored by MarketWired
WHITE PAPER: Savvy companies are integrating social media into their marketing plans in order to take advantage of opportunities such as lead generation, real-time customer service, and interaction with brand evangelists. In this white paper, learn eight tips to help you reap the opportunities and build your brand with social media.
Posted: 26 Feb 2014 | Published: 26 Feb 2014

MarketWired

Best Practices: 10 must-have metrics and benchmarks for better recruiting
sponsored by SuccessFactors
WHITE PAPER: To maximize company performance, you need the best talent – and the best talent comes from superior recruiting. This resource counts down 10 must-have metrics and benchmarks for better recruiting.
Posted: 25 Feb 2014 | Published: 25 Feb 2014

SuccessFactors

Measuring Social Media Marketing
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: Consult the following research brief to uncover what it takes to measure social media in a way that can deliver actionable insights to drive higher business value. Discover what to track, why, and what other successful businesses are doing to get the most out of social media.
Posted: 25 Feb 2014 | Published: 25 Feb 2014

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

The New Face of Google+
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: Access the following white paper to discover what exactly is new to Google+ and how you can make the most of the platform and its features. Also uncover the best practices that will increase the likelihood of user engagement and more.
Posted: 25 Feb 2014 | Published: 25 Feb 2014

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Best Practices: Social Recruiting – Five tips to improve efficiency and get better results
sponsored by SuccessFactors
WHITE PAPER: Social recruiting success means more than just connecting through social channels. This valuable resource counts down the top five tips for optimizing social recruiting efforts and driving better results.
Posted: 24 Feb 2014 | Published: 24 Feb 2014

SuccessFactors

The Perfect Combo: ITIL, ITSM and Social Media
sponsored by BMC Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper details how social media is changing IT and covers the value it can bring to your service desk.
Posted: 24 Feb 2014 | Published: 24 Feb 2014

BMC Software, Inc.

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

10 tips to integrate mobile and social marketing
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

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

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

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

Big Data Gets Personal
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this report from the MIT Technology Review, discover 10 must-read articles about the relationship between personal data and big data. Find out how companies are leveraging customer information and the pros and cons of releasing personal data via the Web or otherwise.
Posted: 27 Jan 2014 | Published: 27 Jan 2014

SAP America, 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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