Cloud market needs industry watchdogview story

http://www.itwire.com – An industry watchdog which can police the cloud computing market is needed to avoid enterprises coming unstuck when offloading their computing to a cloud provider. In the same way that APRA keeps an eye on the local banks, delivering a measure of comfort when people hand over their dosh, a cloud watchdog would provide a measure of comfort when people hand over their data. (IT news)

A new Sice of life at Acronisview story

http://www.itwire.com – Backup and security vendor Acronis has appointed Karl Sice as general manager – Pacific. (IT news)

Paragon puts Britannica Concise Encyclopedia on Android and BlackBerryview story

http://www.itwire.com – Paragon Software has already put a stack of reference books on the iPad and iPhone, but its latest release is the Britannica Concise Encyclopedia 2011 for Android and BlackBerry devices. (IT news)

Sensis cuts 120 as financials slumpview story

http://www.itwire.com – Telstra's directories and advertising business Sensis this afternoon confirmed it had made some 120 staff redundant, just days after it unveiled a dismal financial picture which saw total revenues sink 17.8 percent in the first half of its financial year, compared with the same period 12 months before. (IT news)

Heroes not so Super when it comes to kids’ foodsview story

http://www.itwire.com – A study from Australia has shown parents are more likely to choose a product that has a sports celebrity on the package, even if the food is unhealthy for their child. Where have our heroes gone? (IT news)

Lush breach shows Australian privacy laws are a toothless tigerview story

http://www.itwire.com – Despite storing the personal data of its customers without informing them via its privacy statement, the Australian privacy Commissioner has no ability to impose any penalty whatsoever upon Lush Cosmetics. (IT news)

Ericsson & Polycom team so telcos can offer telepresenceview story

http://www.itwire.com – Ericsson and Polycom have announced collaboration to provide a complete system that will enable telcos to provide hosted telepresence services to businesses and consumers. (IT news)

Samsung unveils new improved bada 2.0 smartphone platformview story

http://www.itwire.com – Samsung Electronics has announced the bada 2.0 smartphone platform with support for near field communication (NFC), HTML5, the Wholesale Applications Community, multitasking and voice recognition. (IT news)

CIO demand plunged in Januaryview story

http://www.itwire.com – Demand for senior IT managers fell back sharply in January, dropping a further 7 per cent compared to December, capping off a three month slide. (IT news)

New Zealand Government tables Telecom structural separation legislationview story

http://www.itwire.com – The New Zealand Government has tabled the legislative changes that would apply if Telecom NZ were to structurally separate, as it has proposed to do should it be selected to rollout the Government's Ultra-Fast Broadband network. (IT news)

One year on, Truphone launches mobile roaming service for Aussie globetrottersview story

http://www.itwire.com – A year after 'entering' the Australian market with the acquisition of local fixed and mobile service reseller, Startel Communications, and the signing of an MVNO agreement with Optus, UK based Truphone has launched services in Australia. (IT news)

Tablets take offview story

http://www.itwire.com – Far from being a fad, tablet computers – which represented just 4 per cent of PCs sold in 2010 – will double their market share to 8 per cent this year and command around 16 per cent of the market by 2014. (IT news)