I seem to have had lots of Cloud in my life of late, but that's because the UK had its wettest April since records began, and right now the river is rising... In the Process Revolution survey (report here) I tried to follow up on the apparent success of products like Box and Dropbox and SkyDox and the pundits view that these are the new Wild West of content management. Just as SharePoint came along a few years back and offered project teams a cheap/free and easy to use place to put all of their project stuff, and it ended up as an ungoverned free-for-all, so now the same thing is happening but it's out on the web, beyond the firewall, and beyond all that tedious control that was put in place for SharePoint, which is now considered to be obstructive and hard to use - "legacy" even (let alone Documentum, Livelink or Filenet!).
Turns out only 17% of respondents were prepared to agree with me on that, but then maybe they can't see what's happening under their information governance radar. Anyway, I also asked about cloud deployment of ECM, and it's interesting that 11% are looking to a fully cloud model, mostly folk new to ECM, and 14% are considering a mixed model, with half saying they'll put a version of their existing product in the cloud and link back, and half using Box or whatever and synchronizing that to their existing on-premise ECM. In my view it makes sense to plan for a cloud hybrid, rather than let your users run around the outside of you.