Manufacturers may, more than any other industry, have the most to gain and lose from a movement to cloud software. Because much of a manufacturer's job is to continue pushing out products as quickly as possible, any downtime due to a systems upgrade can be very damaging.
Because many organizations have started out utilizing software that is designed for small companies, they quickly find themselves constrained by software not built to deal with the needs of a growing business.
When the iPad and other tablets first debuted, they were pegged as entertainment devices for middle class adults . There was no way that something seemingly entertainment-centered would become an enterprise tool