Yet, why wait for that ideal cloud that may not take shape within the next 24 months or so? (As they found out) There's PaaS or platform as a service and think of it as 'jam' to make the 'cloud' bread palatable and digestible. That's real food for thought. Shameless plug.
Thoughts on the ideal PaaS.
IBM's got clouds, too.
SaaS for ISV's: The final thoughts. Best if you read them all.
While others move to SaaS, there's a few moving away from it and for good cause. E-write Lite.
Grails and Flex: Contribute your thoughts and it might make it's way to a new book. Here.
I know you've got your fave software so check if it matches these Lifehacker's editors list.
See Google run... transport, that is.
My cup of tee. Motion comics, wee!