Today Serials Solutions announced "the industry’s first hosted proxy service: 360 Access Control". That caught my eye as a little odd, as on Dec 1, OCLC announced that EZproxy is now available as a hosted option as well.
Regardless of who was first, this is probably pretty good news for the smaller institutions out there. There should be absolutely no reason not to be offering remote access to library resources in this day and age. My only concern, and one probably only for larger institutions, is how much fine control one would have over these configurations. But then that's always one of the concerns of Software as a Service.