While most businesses and individuals are rapidly embracing the cloud, there was a stark reminder last week of some of the issues this can cause, after Microsoft's Azure platform suffered an outage, affecting Office 365 users across Europe.
V3 readers were clearly among those affected, with many checking out our story as the incident was unfolding, no doubt in the hope of finding out why their emails were unavailable.
In what could be seen as better news for Microsoft, V3 readers were also keen to hear about our review of its first Windows 10 Mobile phone, the Lumia 950 XL, which the firm will be hoping ignites interests in its mobile offerings.
Elsewhere, security concerns once again hit the headlines, after the hack of children's toy maker VTech exposed details on millions of parents and, more worryingly, their children.
Finally, V3 also took a look ahead to 2016 to consider some of the major devices that will hit the market next year and generate the most buzz, with Apple, Microsoft and Samsung among those likely to dominate.
Microsoft fixes Office 365 access after EU-wide outage
Users across Europe unable to access emails
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL review
We test out Microsoft's first Windows 10 Mobile phone
VTech hack: Over one million UK parents and children affected
Another major breach raises more security woes
TalkTalk breach could be good for cyber security in the long run
Business leaders are finally taking security seriously
UK number plate monitoring one of the 'world's biggest surveillance systems'
Yet lacks any proper legal oversight
Microsoft showcases real-world IoT uses in oil and gas, healthcare and smart cities
Firm explains how emerging technology areas can benefit businesses
HPE unveils Synergy platform as part of push to help firms manage a hybrid IT strategy
Firm unveils cloud service broker offering to manage cloud deployments
Microsoft unveils PowerApps to enable anyone to build a mobile app and link to business data
Redmond wants to make it easier for anyone to build apps
Top 10 exciting devices for 2016: iPhone 7, Galaxy S7 and Surface Book 2
V3 casts its eye over the year ahead to see which devices will dominate
CIO Insight: AstraZeneca turns to Salesforce Chatter to speed up the cure of diseases
V3 chats with Marc Starfield, vice president of IT for legal, HR, corporate affairs and global compliance
Australian government to require technology and communications companies to provide access to messages
New bill avoids demanding 'backdoors' in encryption, but includes measures to compel companies to provide access to encrypted communications
Indonesian overclocker Ivan Cupa (with the aid of a lot of liquid nitrogen) achieves record overclock on AMD's latest Threadripper
Ssupermassive black hole is so big it corresponds to four per cent of the galaxy's total mass
Imminent attack will target a single bank with cloned cards used to fraudulently withdraw millions over one weekend