The Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to have a big impact on firms in all sectors, but concerns were raised last week after research found that just one in 10 devices offer the necessary security.
Meanwhile, V3 readers were clearly keen to keep up with Microsoft this week as Docker, Windows Server and Apache Spark for Azure all hit the headlines.
There were some interesting comments from the Infosec security conference, chiefly from security chiefs at Sky and Canon, who said that they will abide by the new GDPR data protection laws whatever the outcome of the EU vote.
Finally, the BBC announced its latest efforts to move with the times with plans to create VR-enabled content based on the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.
Just one in 10 IoT devices offer adequate security, warns research
Firms could leave themselves open to attack with connected sensors
Microsoft details zero downtime upgrades for server clusters with Windows Server 2016
Offers ability to upgrade Windows Server 2012 R2 clusters to new versions without going offline
Microsoft adds Docker support with Hyper-V Containers in Windows 10 Preview Build 14361
Adds support for Hyper-V Containers
Microsoft officially rolls out Apache Spark on Azure HDInsight cloud service
Customers can now access production Spark clusters on Microsoft's cloud
IBM and Emirates sign 10-year $300m IT services deal
Deal will overhaul IT for the digital era
BBC pushes into VR video with two projects for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive
Looks towards a digital future
BlackBerry inches towards full integration of BES with WatchDox and Good Technology
Acquisitions continue to bear fruit
Intel delivers Xeon E7 v4 processors with more cores and more memory for analytics
General availability of Apache Spark support for Azure HDInsight cloud-hosted service for big data analytics
Brexit: Sky and Canon to abide by GDPR whatever outcome of referendum
Security chiefs say laws will still be relevant either way
Bruce Schneier: governments have a 'stark' lack of expertise in IoT security
But involvement in IoT policies is inevitable, says security expert
Could be used for everything from search-and-rescue robots to wearable tech
Don't require the rare material being mined from the mountains of South America
IBM hopes that its new tool will avoid bias in artificial intelligence
Found by calculating the strength of the material deep inside the crust of neutron stars