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Microsoft revenues see very silver lining in the cloud

Microsoft Corp. posted quarterly revenues of $26.5 billion yesterday, which included news that its commercial cloud revenues grew by 114 percent. Clearly things are sunny for the firm's commercial cloud efforts.

Enterprises turn to next-gen firewalls to prevent data breaches, fend off malware

Spurred by the increasing number of data breaches and sophisticated malware targeting corporate networks and employees PCs, the market for next-generation firewalls is forecast by NSS Labs to exceed $5.8 billion in revenue by 2018, double the level in 2013.

DigitalOcean adds support for FreeBSD, considers adding Windows next

Cloud computing provider DigitalOcean adds support for FreeBSD and is exploring the possibility of adding Windows.

News Scan: 'Wage-theft' settlement, round two, in the works; Two Texas cities take top STEM job market honors; More.

The top news stories for Jan. 14, 2015.

Spotlight: The antithesis to the 'Shadow IT' argument

You may have read someplace that "shadow IT" is a significant threat to the enterprise--the notion that the latest wave of software presented as services is taking power away from on-premise IT departments.

Huddle nabs $51 million in funding, plans ahead for IPO

Enterprise cloud collaboration service Huddle has raised $51 million in a Series D round of funding led by Zouk Capital, bringing total backing to well over $80 million. The company expects to use the funds to advance new versions of its software.

Acquia Cloud Shield protects Drupal-based websites

Digital experience company Acquia announced a new service that offers added protection and security to Drupal-based sites housed inside a corporate network. Acquia Cloud Shield helps users securely move on-site data in and out of the cloud via a virtual private network, or VPN, connection.  

News Scan: Cloud benefits still elusive for many organizations; 10 factors that can 'break' your Wi-Fi; More.

The top news stories for Dec. 3, 2014.

IT budgets are up, down, up again for 2015; Mobile commerce rates exploding, says new study; More.

The top news stories for Dec. 2, 2014.

Infographic: Three-quarters of firms rate their cloud security as fair or poor

Despite the efficiency improvements and costs savings that cloud computing promises, enterprises continue to drag their feet because of security worries. In fact, three-quarters of businesses rate their cloud security as fair or poor.