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A few weeks ago, I unveiled a part of the Watchlist evolution with the Emergence Maturity Index (EMI) (more on that coming) and at the same time was able to identify a near-breakout candidate with the EMI prototype (subject to change without notice) -- Cogito.

As you probably also noticed, I spoke of four companies that I thought were "re-breaking out." Now as a brief call it, year end effort, I'm going to give you a short summary of the state of the Big Four -- and there will be some inclusive info about the 0.5 addition to it -- Adobe -- which remains 0.5, not at the level of a Big 5 yet.

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Today, I'm covering two Salesforce and Microsoft. Also two other smaller but as important parts. First, the announcement of yet another (but very different) award for 2017 that will be expanded upon in 2018 and then something else that I'm going to be up to next year that you may or may not be interested in. See this this post for those things.

Following this post, a post upcoming on a piece of work that Brian Solis just released on change and change agents, called "The Digital Change Agent's Manifesto" that I think is both fascinating for its framework and important for its purpose -- and within its covers, goes through some things I have literally never seen anywhere else and yet, are kind of duh, how can they not have been taken into account -- and wow, he made the point of accounting for this. I'll leave you in suspense about what the hell I'm talking about until the post comes out but in the meantime, follow the link above and read the thing and see if you can figure out what I'm saying.

Following that post will be part III of this post -- the final part -- which will cover SAP and Oracle, and a couple of other not-random subjects that I want to make sure you're thinking about as we go to the new year -- one full year into my four-years-&-out-plan. That post will round out 2017 in fine style., Forum discussion and sharing News from home and abroad. Starting from the ideological, political, economic, social and cultural.

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