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Integrate your Yahoo Mail with Google Apps – Quick How To

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Search engine giant Yahoo could soon become the central depository of your photos, videos, emails, e-commerce receipts, and more. In order to expand its services, Yahoo Inc. has announced that it will be expanding its server-side support to include Gmail and Google Apps with its email service.

The US-based tech giant features among the top web-search service providers. However, it faces stiff competition from the likes of Gmail, AOL Mail and Hotmail. The company wants to be known as a global database for user information such as trips you’re taking, people you love the most, gifts you’re giving, and more.

With Gmail and Google Apps integration with Yahoo Mail, Yahoo hopes to pull in more users. Note that Yahoo Mail already integrates with AOL Mail, Hotmail and Outlook.com.

Yahoo assures that Gmail and Google Apps users will be able to:

  • Use the rich compose feature
  • Perform powerful search
  • Access contacts over different accounts
  • and have a password-free sign in with Yahoo Account Key.

What do users get by integrating their Gmail account with Yahoo Mail?

Yahoo multiple mailbox is great to manage all his accounts or mails from one place. If you are a frequent Yahoo Mail user, you can manage multiple email accounts from one place.

Gmail and Google Apps accounts are also supported in Yahoo Mail’s desktop interface which would make it easier to access accounts from PCs.

Setting up your Gmail Account on Yahoo Mail
Here’s a step-by-step process for you to follow:

  • To integrate your Gmail account with Yahoo Mail, go to Settings-> Accounts-> Add mailbox.
  • Choose the service you want to integrate.
  • Enter your Gmail account. This will redirect you to the Google login page.
  • Fill all the credentials so Yahoo can access your information.
  • You will then be redirected to Yahoo Page and that’s it!
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Integrating your Contacts

Once Yahoo Mail includes Gmail, contacts get synced automatically. You can also import Facebook friends to your email. Yahoo will provide suggestions based on the frequency of your interaction with a particular contact while composing an email.

Leveraging extensive Search

Though Gmail provides extensive searching filters, Yahoo also provides its own advanced search interface. There are several filters and search options available for the users and the results would get displayed along under separate categories such as Messages, Documents, or Photos, which would assist in picking the exact result you needed.

You can categorize the results according to old and new, date, and attachments. The results will appear in categories such as:

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  • From
  • All
  • Photos
  • Messages
  • Documents
Password-Free Sign-In

Yahoo introduced Yahoo Account Key and On-Demand Password so that users can log into their account without the need for a password. These are useful features because people tend to use various web services that require passwords. In Yahoo settings, you can activate the feature that allows you to sign-in without the need to remember complex passwords.

Gmail and Google Apps integration with Yahoo Mail has signaled a trend wherein major tech giants are actually enabling support for their competitor services. Last year, Google enabled IMAP/POP support in Gmail mobile app. Earlier this year, Outlook mobile app also received IMAP support, enabling the users to add almost any email service to Microsoft’s homegrown app.

Yahoo’s move suggests the company wants to make Yahoo Mail more flexible and accessible. In October, Yahoo updated its mobile apps to make them work faster and effectively. The apps have already received positive user reviews.

The timing of this new integration is quite interesting. With Mailbox’s discontinuance expected in early 2016, users across the world would want a new email client. Therefore, this integration actually makes Yahoo Mail an interesting option for users. It is worth watching how users respond to this change.

How Cloud Computing Can Realize Green Computing

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Environmentalism and Cloud computing are two most talked-about subjects. With the rising impact of IT on the environment, the two concepts have come together giving rise to Green Computing. Going green is now becoming the preferred IT philosophy and the companies are now working on delivering computing in a more efficient and environment-friendly way.

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To achieve better resource utilization and efficiency, cloud service providers are developing energy efficient cloud systems through “Virtualization”. Though the concept is nothing new, its potential has been fully tapped with the construction of new data centres. It has transformed computing into a utility that can be scaled according to the ever-increasing demand. By consolidation of sub-utilized servers in the form of multiple “virtual machines” sharing the same server, businesses can gain in the form of energy, space, and management.

Following five key reasons have enabled the computing to go the green way:

Scalable Computing with Automation

Traditional data centres rely heavily on hardware and physical infrastructure to meet customer requirements. They end up dedicating more infrastructure than required to handle unpredictable spikes in user demand and ensure quality of services even during peak hours. But to dedicate hundreds of servers to handle such peak load during intermittent periods in a year is not energy efficient. Such situations can be managed by cloud-based infrastructure.

To quickly provision, move, and scale workloads; cloud based infrastructure uses automation software which can maintain active servers and allocate resources depending on the current demand. By switching to automation, less physical infrastructure is needed which in return maximizes the resource efficiencies.

Load Balancing with Optimization

Traditional Load balancing solutions are not capable of handling dynamic enterprise network strategies and requirements, in particular, the distribution of users and architecture.

Contemporary load balancing is based on a simple Round Robin technique. The load balancer sends one connection to each server in turn from the top of the list to the end. This load balancing is not load-aware, which leads to either server under-utilization or overburdening, since the next server in turn may or may not be the right choice.

Where traditional load balancing falls short, cloud computing comes to the rescue. Cloud technology takes load balancing to a whole new level by delivering improved system response time and optimizing resources. Not only does it guarantee finest global traffic management, it helps reduce carbon emission. By distributing load across multiple servers efficiently, it prevents overheating and reduces the amount of energy consumed.

Data Centres for energy efficiency

Ultimately, if cloud providers want to develop a truly green cloud, they must use their power to make data centre operations green.

As awareness of carbon footprint and energy use associated with technology becomes widespread, cloud computing companies are pursuing strategies to reduce energy consumption and emission of their data centres. They are working to combine cloud data centres with renewable sources of electricity.

Pay-As-You-Use Service

The pay-as-you-use nature of cloud-based services ensures users consume only what they need and nothing beyond. The pay-as-you-use and self-service feature of cloud-based infrastructure go hand in hand. Energy and resource efficiencies improve simultaneously.

Multi-tenancy

The approach of Multi-tenancy enables different organizations or different business units within the same organization to take advantage of a common cloud-based infrastructure. This decreases the overall energy consumption and associated carbon emissions.

Along with automation, the ratio between peak and average loads becomes lesser with a multi-tenant setup which in turn reduces the requirement for additional infrastructure. Diminishing fluctuations in demand lead to better prediction and results in greater energy savings.

In a growing energy and resource constrained world, both perceptions and technology have changed. Cloud computing is the norm of the day with the growing demand for computation and data storage. Several industries and companies are now turning their focus to how cloud can be made truly “green.” Acknowledgment of the present and future benefits of addressing energy and waste issues and the contribution of companies in reducing the planet’s greenhouse gas emissions have given rise to new imperatives. The day is not far when cloud computing will be an important aspect of an IT organization’s drive to be greener because Green Is Greener When Greeted By Green Technology.

Press Release Neowave & Brio

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In an attempt to counter the rise in phishing and other digital security threats, Brio and Neowave entered into an alliance to start deploying Neowave’s Keydo FIDO U2F security key to Google for Work users.

Neowave’s Keydo Fido U2F security key allows a simple and better security with a newer form of two-factor authentication on Gmail that doesn’t require you to map it with your mobile phone. Instead, it makes the job simpler by just plugging in the USB-based Keydo Fido U2F security key device and letting it do the job of authenticating you.

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Brio partners with Neowave to provide a simple and easy solution to protect users from phishing.

Brio is an authorized reseller for Keydo Fido U2F and other Neowave security products in India.

About Brio: Brio is a fast growing cloud computing solutions company with offices in Hyderabad, Bangalore in India and California in USA. Silicon India has featured Brio Technologies among the 25 most promising cloud computing companies in India.

Brio is a reputed Google Apps for work partner in India, helping more than 1000 organizations worldwide Go Google and increase their productivity. Brio’s team of certified Google Apps Deployment Specialists and Google Apps Sales Specialists works round the clock to deliver solutions to it’s customers.

For most of the organization cloud computing is an add on service, Brio specializes in cloud. Brio offer guidance, support for cloud solutions and peace of mind. Whether providing lightning quick support, consulting on the best cloud solution that fits unique business needs, Brio will be a trusted cloud partner for an organization in its transition to cloud and beyond.

About Neowave: Neowave, a French tech-product designer and manufacturer, founded in June 2007, member of the SCS cluster (Secure Communication Solutions), leads the strong authentication and secured transactions segment of the online world. Neowave products combine the high level of security provided by smart cards with the benefits of storage and connectivity technologies like, USB, RFID/NFC and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).

Since the advent of services taking the web route, instances of phishing, fraud, cyber-attacks and data theft have been on the rise. Neowave aims to tackle these issues by employing authentication technologies like Keydo.

Neowave offers a variety of on smart card based products:

  • Weneo and Linkeo are best suited for professionals, be it in the private sector, public sector or professional organizations.
  • The Keydo range is designed for web/cloud based internet service providers, content providers, enterprise solutions in SaaS mode, financial services, online gaming, health services, companies using Gmail and Google Accounts Pro.

Neowave’s products are designed to be compatible with today’s security software and hardware. Today, the company caters to tens of thousands of users who need various robust authentication applications, ranging from government departments and local authorities to professional organizations.

About FIDO

FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance has brought together some of the biggest names in technology industry such as Microsoft, Google, DELL, Lenovo, MasterCard, Visa, PayPal, Qualcomm, Infineon, Alibaba, Safran, Gemalto, and Oberthur among several others, with an objective of encouraging an interoperable Public Key Infrastructure(PKI) based security architecture. PKI architecture is one of the latest technologies to step up users’ authentication, in addition to the ubiquitous, password-based authentication.

Neowave’s FIDO U2F aims to boost user authentication by supplementing the usual username and password login mode with a Two-Factor Authentication. During early 2015, many software providers started integrating FIDO technologies with their products and solutions. Microsoft became one of the most prominent among the early adopters by packaging FIDO U2F with its Windows 10 offering.