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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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Presentation: Virgin Media’s unified communications strategy
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
PRESENTATION: Colin Miles, director of IT Technical Services of Virgin Media explains how unified communications has transformed the company, in this presentation for Computer Weekly's 500 Club for IT leaders.
Posted: 17 Mar 2014 | Published: 17 Mar 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Evolving Security Tech Presents New Opportunities for Businesses
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive paper examines the technologies that are changing the enterprise and effects that they have on your security environment. Read on and also learn about emerging security trends and requirements that can help keep your organization safe as technologies evolve.
Posted: 14 Mar 2014 | Published: 14 Mar 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Systems of Engagement: The Future of Enterprise IT
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WEBCAST: In this brief on-demand video, Forrester Research Vice President and Principal Analyst John McCarthy describes how systems of engagement are shaping the future of enterprise IT. Tune in to learn more today.
Posted: 07 Mar 2014 | Premiered: Feb 21, 2013

Hewlett-Packard Limited

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

Best Practices: Social Recruiting – Five tips to improve efficiency and get better results
sponsored by SAP
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

SAP

HP and Ministry of Social Development deliver better service
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WEBCAST: View the following webcast to uncover how the Ministry of Social Development collaborates with HP to create new systems and technology that help deliver better overall service to over a million New Zealanders.
Posted: 21 Feb 2014 | Premiered: Feb 21, 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

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

Measuring Community Health with Indicee Analytics
sponsored by Indicee
EBOOK: The e-book provides examples of what to measure to ensure healthy, engaged communities, and how to measure it using analytics. Also included is a re-cap of the location for the full framework.
Posted: 14 Mar 2014 | Published: 14 Mar 2014

Indicee

Workforce and Customer Experience Assessment
sponsored by IBM
ASSESSMENT TOOL: Access the following resource to take the social business assessment to find out just how "social" you really are. Also uncover how the social business can ultimately create a smarter workforce and exceptional customer experience.
Posted: 14 Mar 2014 | Published: 14 Mar 2014

IBM

New Contact Center Metrics to Fit Busy New Customers
sponsored by Aspect
EGUIDE: View this exclusive e-guide to learn more from Fluss and other CRM experts as they explore the right and wrong way to leverage mobility to reach busy customers, as well as how to implement new contact center metrics to measure the effectiveness of new channels -- including email, chat, and social media.
Posted: 14 Mar 2014 | Published: 14 Mar 2014

Aspect

Multi-Channel Contact Center Metrics for Analyzing Customer Satisfaction
sponsored by Five9
EGUIDE: This exclusive e-guide discusses the contact center metrics necessary to measure customer experience across multiple channels, including: chat, communities, email, social media, text messaging, and more.  Also, get an in-depth look at social media channels and how to avoid the top five pitfalls of social media in the contact center.
Posted: 14 Mar 2014 | Published: 14 Mar 2014

Five9

From Social Media to Social CRM: Reinventing the Customer Relationship
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access the following white paper to uncover the steps to building a social CRM strategy—who needs to be part of the strategy, how to evaluate the customer relationship control, and more.
Posted: 11 Mar 2014 | Published: 11 Mar 2014

IBM

Social Business - Patterns in achieving social business success
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Consult the following white paper to uncover the social business practices top performing organizations are leveraging to gain a strong foothold in the market. Gain insights on 6 focus points that will improve your social business initiative, and much more.
Posted: 10 Mar 2014 | Published: 10 Mar 2014

IBM

Improving Employee Productivity with Social Tools
sponsored by SuccessFactors
WHITE PAPER: This resource examines today's changing workforce, and describes how social tools are becoming the key to better employee productivity, satisfaction, and profitability.
Posted: 04 Mar 2014 | Published: 04 Mar 2014

SuccessFactors

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

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

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.

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

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
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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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