In some ways, I'm still recovering from last week's super-busy IT Nation 2013 conference. In other ways, I'm already looking forward to the Top 100 Channel Partner Conferences of 2014. But before I start sorting out next year's calendar, here are seven blogs and MSP news stories the MSPmentor team didn't have a chance to write for the week ending Nov. 22, 2013.

7. Here Comes EMC: The company's Mozy cloud backup business has added APIs for PSA and RMM integration...

6. Multi-cloud management: Keep an eye on RightScale. Oh, and ScaleXtreme. News developments involving each company continue. I'm starting to wonder: Are cloud management tools leapfrogging traditional RMM tools in some ways?

5. Congrats: Former Nimsoft CEO Gary Read is getting married in the next day or so. Congrats from the Nine Lives Media team.

4. M2M Boom Begins?: Some MSPs are starting to focus on Machine to Machine monitoring and management.

3. New Conference: Continuum is preparing to host its first user/partner conference. Navigate is set for Sept. 21-23, 2014 in Boston.

2. MSPs Managing Amazon Web Services: Keep a close eye on CloudMGR, which now features an Autotask integration. 

1. Participate Now: Does your company rank among the world's top managed services providers (MSPs)? Prove it and brag. Participate in our seventh-annual MSPmentor 501 survey.

A special shout-out to our U.S.-based readers: Have a relaxing Thanksgiving holiday.