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How to Add Your Skype Contacts to Lync and Vice versa

Consumer reach of Skype + Enterprise richness of Lync =  Enhanced  communications experience around the world. Skype and Lync users can now connect with each other using the Lync-Skype connectivity. Since Lync’s use is rife among a majority of enterprises for IM, voice, video and meetings, Skype users can leverage it to reach a very wide  network of colleagues, partners and customers across organizations of all sizes. The initial set of features includes: Adding Skype contacts to Lync and vice-versa, enabling presence sharing Audio calling and instant messaging between Lync and Skype users Management settings for Lync administrators How can Skype users connect with their contacts on Lync? Two essential prerequisites for Skype users to connect with their  contacts on Lync are: The lat...

Exposing SnapDeal.com: India’s largest Online Shopping platform is unsafe and vulnerable to theft

Indian e-commerce is growing at an incredibly frantic pace. There are tons of new e-commerce sites mushrooming in variety of verticals spanning electronics, books, gift items, vitamin supplements, foreign importers etc. Unfortunately the awareness among Indian customers and e-commerce site owners regarding the risks of online scam, phishing and what not remains concerningly low. SSL Security is one basic step that every e-commerce site must take at the very minimum. Doing so will at least ensure that transactions between an e-commerce site and its customers remain private. This is critically important in India, especially because a large portion of the population there uses shared internet (i.e. cyber cafes). It has come to our attention that a very famous site known as SnapDeal.com which ...

Go Daddy and World Organization of Webmasters Celebrate Sixth Web Professionals Day

Continuing on it’s tradition of celebrating the presence of online professionals since 2008, GoDaddy is today celebrating Web Professionals’ Day. Recognizing the importance of a community which runs, develops, secures and repairs the entire online infrastructure  in the light of rapid expansion of Internet, GoDaddy requested support for web professionals from internet users around the globe. Web Professionals are diverse and provide a great skill set for any organization. Considering the key role the Web plays in businesses today, these professionals are proving their worth day in and day out. –Bill Cullifer, Executive Director, World Organization of Webmasters. A  holiday created by GoDaddy and  World Organization of Webmasters back in 2008, Web Professionals Day is celebrated on 29...

How New Privacy Laws will Affect Work & Employment: Legislation on Privacy- (Part 3)

In the earlier two posts of this four part series on Legislation of Privacy, I talked about how many of the newer and upcoming laws regarding privacy in the United States will affect your Digital Life and Digital Commerce. In this post, I’ll cover the  two privacy laws that affect life in the workplace, from how you’re hired to what information is fair game for employers. Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) isn’t new legislation. Passed in 2008, it prohibits the use of genetic information in health insurance and employment. That means that employers can’t making hiring, firing, job placement, or promotions decisions based on genetic information, nor can insurers raise premiums or deny coverage to those with a genetic ...

PacificHost adds Railgun CDN to its Shared and Reseller hosting services for free

Linux-based cPanel hosting solutions provider for social media and video sharing websites PacificHost has added Railgun to its shared and reseller hosting services for free. Earlier this year, PacificHost included CPremote backups for it’s customers. Railgun provides 143% improvement in HTML load times by working  in conjunction with the CloudFlare CDN to cache both static and dynamic content. An official press release cited that since CloudFlare is inefficient in caching Dynamic Content, PacificHost has decided to add Railgun; which  efficiently compresses dynamic content and serving it in conjunction with the static HTML files.  This leads to reduced latency by enabling   visitosr to retrieve all the content from the nearest CloudFlare datacenter. A large majority of our customers ...

Google Reader’s Death- Not the Wisest Move by Google!

Google is retiring Google Reader as a part of the overall pruning of its services. The doors of one of the most sought after services by Google will be closing on 1st July 2013, eight years after its birth. A company official cites the declining usage of the service and increasing popularity of Twitter as the major reasons for its planned retirement. For the uninitiated, Google Reader amasses feeds in RSS (or rich site summary) which is a format that creates stream from dynamic web content and provides people with the comfort and luxury of discovering the content and websites of interest and keep a tab over them. Many news aggregating services like Twitter are not as useful, as argued by many. It’s evident that the “social” aspects like Google+, Facebook etc. are being pushed u...

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