Elsewhere on the Internet, I recently described my new years resolution for 2013, to pursue an “All-in Cloud Architecture”. Some of this is driven by very tactical concerns (i.e. I don’t want to pay for fiber yet but want reliable offsite backup and high availability) and some of this is driven by my being absolutely convinced that this is a major wave of automation and economic consolidation for our industry. Our industry has long been the means by which other industries pursued “efficiency” and “productivity” through automation. The cloud is where our industry turns on itself to become more “efficient” and “productive” through automation.