On Monday, I announced the winners of the CRM Watchlist 2019. That award has been around for 13 years, but this is Year One of the Watchlist 2.0 – the largest revision in its history. Now we enter and are charting new territory. must read Top cloud providers 2019: AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud; IBM makes hybrid move; Salesforce dominates SaaS The cloud computing race in 2019 will have a definite multi-cloud spin. Here’s a look at how the cloud leaders stack up, the hybrid market, and the SaaS players that run your company. Read More Today, I want to announce the very first annual winner – note the singular – of the EMI (pronounced “Emmie”, heh heh). Before I get to the name of the winner and this had a surprising twist – I want to explain what EMI is. EMI stands for Emergence Maturity Index. Simply put, the winner of this award is the participant young company that stands the best chance of a significant near term breakout. The index itself was meant to be a somewhat predictive index: A company on the index was being judged by its evolution as a company and the footprint it was creating as it grew. That is, it was being just judged not only on the likelihood of breaking out but the general time frame in which it was likely to break out. Why is the EMI Award launching this year? As someone who’s been around for a long time in the… [Read full story]
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