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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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How Advocate Consulting Stays on Top Through Virtual Collaboration
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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
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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

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CW500: Major IT recruitment, skills and career development issues in 2014
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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

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Solution Spotlight: Measuring, Monitoring and Improving Customer Experience
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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

Analytics & Data Warehousing Reader Survey Europe
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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

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HR Technology Toolkit
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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

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Accenture Technology Vision 2014
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: The Accenture Technology Vision 2014 identifies six technology trends that are enabling enterprises to push the boundaries of innovation.
Posted: 27 Jan 2014 | Published: 27 Jan 2014

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Targeted Customer Experiences Across All Channels
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WHITE PAPER: Access this valuable to uncover emerging technology channels you can leverage to further develop customer relationships and increase sales. Click now to explore a solution that uses analytics, social media, and web content to deduce and improve user experiences.
Posted: 23 Jan 2014 | Published: 04 Apr 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

Retailer Maximizes ROI on Digital Investments with Agility and Self-service
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CASE STUDY: In this brief case study, learn how a major retailer leveraged a cloud-based integration technology to achieve rapid integration of social media data across a variety of channels. Explore their integration strategy and discover the other benefits they experienced.
Posted: 23 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

SnapLogic

Analytics Insights Deliver Competitive Differentiation
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WHITE PAPER: In this resource, learn how retailers should capitalize on omni-channel commerce by leveraging business intelligence from social media and use predictive analytics to optimize business strategies and maximize profitability.
Posted: 22 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

7 Steps To Getting A Handle On Social Application In Your Enterprise
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WHITE PAPER: Social media is a huge part of your employees' personal lives, so why shouldn't it be integrated into their work lives as well? While some executives might be wary of incorporating social media in the workplace, they really shouldn't be. With the right management tactics, you can get the benefits of social media while still remaining in control.
Posted: 14 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Jive Software

5 Big Ways Social Intranets Solve Collaboration Woes
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WHITE PAPER: Social media is quickly becoming the preferred way for people to communicate, but did you know that it social could offer just as many benefits to your organization itself as it does to your relationships with customers? With a social intranet, you can revolutionize the way employees communicate with each other in the workplace.
Posted: 14 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Jive Software

How Social Business Pays Off
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WHITE PAPER: Social collaboration technology is a hot topic in the business applications space today -- but what about the hard numbers? Many companies are wary and want concrete proof of ROI and payback. Fortunately, this informative resource offers just that.
Posted: 13 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Jive Software

The 18 Social Business Imperatives
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WHITE PAPER: Access the following white paper to uncover 18 social business imperatives. Find out what knowledge, tools, and strategies you need to capitalize on the second wave of the social rise.
Posted: 10 Jan 2014 | Published: 10 Jan 2014

Jive Software

Maximising Business Benefits with Social Relationship Management
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EGUIDE: In this SearchCRM.com e-guide, our experts provide must-see tips, tactics, and best practices for developing a social relationship management strategy that maximizes results.
Posted: 08 Jan 2014 | Published: 08 Jan 2014

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Reinvent the way work works with the Leading Social Platform
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: Join the Director of the MIT Center for Digital Business, Erik Brynjolfsson, in this webcast as he reveals how social technologies are paving the way for new e-commerce opportunities. Gain a firsthand look at how you can use social media data to make smarter business decisions, drive innovation, and more.
Posted: 07 Jan 2014 | Premiered: Jan 7, 2014

IBM

Social Analytics & Intelligence: Getting to Actionable Insights
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WEBCAST: Join Principal Analyst, Leslie Ament, in this on-demand webcast to gain a firsthand look at how to successfully manage social data. Uncover use cases of successful social intelligence and analytics, how to collaborate across multiple channels, and more.
Posted: 03 Jan 2014 | Premiered: Jan 3, 2014

IBM

Get Started with Social Relationship Management
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WHITE PAPER: If you are looking for a way for your brand to succeed in the ever-changing social media landscape and deliver tangible results, follow the three important steps listed in this fascinating paper. Read on now to find startling facts, gain key insights about Social Relationship Management, and better your brand – long-term.
Posted: 31 Dec 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Oracle Corporation

Compliance Guide: Ensure Social Media Compliance Across Your Organization
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WHITE PAPER: Whether you're in the financial, medical, or other industry, there are unique regulatory and legal requirements to consider when interacting on social media. In this informative resource, learn how a social relationship platform can help you manage all the areas of social media compliance,
Posted: 23 Dec 2013 | Published: 23 Dec 2013

Hootsuite

Security Guide: Deploying Social Media Securely on a Global Scale
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WHITE PAPER: If your organization is looking to broaden the scope of social media programs, you've got to be prepared for several new security challenges. Creating new social media accounts means new opportunities for hackers, and more employees managing accounts on personal devices means more risk.
Posted: 23 Dec 2013 | Published: 23 Dec 2013

Hootsuite

Social Selling: An Overview for Sales Executives
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WHITE PAPER: Today's customers are better informed and more connected than ever, thanks in part to the popularity of social media. Consequently, this has caused a major shift in the buying process -- is your sales organization prepared to respond?
Posted: 20 Dec 2013 | Published: 20 Dec 2013

Hootsuite

Big Data and Content Analytics: measuring the ROI
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Early adopters of big data analytics are achieving good results that are helping to drive decision making in the business, this independent research by AIIM reveals.
Posted: 19 Dec 2013 | Published: 19 Dec 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

Big Data Gets Personal
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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.

Everything You Need to Know About Business Social Collaboration
sponsored by Cisco
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide covers the convergence of unified communications and collaboration and social software to create collaborative communications.
Posted: 16 Jan 2014 | Published: 16 Jan 2014

Cisco

Business Information E-zine: Social Business, Collaboration Takes the Enterprise into Uncharted Waters
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EZINE: In this e-zine, delve into "social business collaboration." Find out how social BPM tools are simplifying business process management and social media strategies are improving.
Posted: 16 Dec 2013 | Published: 16 Dec 2013

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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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