Over the last 12 months, many software providers have offered their products via the Cloud. We have seen many customers take advantage of this model. It's a pretty attractive offering, with both lower upfront and predictable on-going costs. The customer also gets the benefit of having someone else keep up with upgrades, patches and maintenance.
However, I believe the real value in the Cloud will be realized through integrated solutions. Sometimes that will mean incorporating two different Cloud offerings, and other times it will mean assimilating the Cloud solution to systems on premise. Either way, solutions to solve business problems usually require an integrated approach.