So what were the big themes and highlights at ConnectWise IT Nation 2012? Take a peek at Talkin' Cloud -- which offers 16 highlights and takeaways from the conference. Side note: When you jump over to Talkin' Cloud you'll notice that we're rolling out a boatload of new content formats. That site, which turns two years old in December, is gaining the power of a new content management platform from Penton Media, our parent company. When Penton acquired Nine Lives Media and our websites (MSPmentor, Talkin' Cloud and The VAR Guy) in 2011, we told readers it was an acceleration strategy rather than an exit strategy. In the weeks and months ahead, we'll pull back the curtain on more of that acceleration strategy. The integration between Nine Lives and Penton is essentially complete. Now, we're getting down to business on new innovations.