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OpenLink rolls-out their Cloud Strategy

OpenLink rolled out their comprehensive cloud strategy earlier this week, announcing the culmination of more than a year’s investment and effort in engineering and optimizing their products to... continue reading

Viruses, Worms, and Other Strange Internet Creatures

A few years ago, I was in charge of the operations of a power trading in firm in Prague reporting to the Board... continue reading

A Bit More on RFPs

This week’s humorous blog by David Calmonson on the sales process for CTRM software made me think about writing about this topic too. After all, these procurement processes are important and extremely costly for everyone concerned. ComTech... continue reading

Request For Quotation

To be or not to be. To bid or not to bid. There’s two quotes to start with! 20th July or maybe 20th December. These were two of my favorite dates when I was selling full time.... continue reading

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NUMIDIA steps forward, decides positive for DycoTrade

Numidia BV, The Netherlands has decided to implement DycoTrade for their Commodity Trade Business. DycoTrade in their turn is proud to announce this... continue reading

INATECH INCREASES ITS PRESENCE IN THE MIDDLE EAST BY SIGNING ON ALCHEMIST TRADING

Inatech, the energy trading risk management (ETRM) systems provider owned by Glencore, has deepened its footprint in the... continue reading

TEC sign up to the Energy Risk VuePoint service from VuePoint Solutions

Birmingham, 16th May 2017 – TEC has announced that it will utilise the Energy Risk VuePoint service from VuePoint Solutions to both streamline... continue reading

Solaris Commodities Licenses Eka’s InSight CM – Agriculture Software

Cloud delivered solution to provide greater visibility into operations to better manage market volatility and risk. London, UK – May 16, 2017: Eka... continue reading

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OpenLink rolls-out their Cloud Strategy

OpenLink rolled out their comprehensive cloud strategy earlier this week, announcing the culmination of more than a year’s investment and effort in engineering and optimizing their products to run effectively in the public cloud.  While this of course of tremendous interest to OpenLink’s clients and prospects, it should also be of interest to the wider markets.  As the company notes in their press release, their web solutions were “(d)eveloped in collaboration with over 50 of OpenLink’s largest and most sophisticated energy and financial services clients…”  I know from personal conversations with some of those very largest OpenLink customers that their commitment to moving into the cloud is firm and they have all expressed their belief that the age-old “excuse” for avoiding the cloud, namely security, is not... continue reading

Viruses, Worms, and Other Strange Internet Creatures

A few years ago, I was in charge of the operations of a power trading in firm in Prague reporting to the Board of Directors. I discovered just how stressful a job can truly be and I learned a lot about the realities of commodity trading and businesses in general. In commodities, we talk a lot about risk management. We think about price impacts, we think about timing, credit, legalities in contracts and so much more. In my experience, two risks kept me on my toes more than any other – IT and People. In the past, I have written about people risk and, after a weekend filled with talk of worms, ransomware, and a global hacking attack, I am going to focus on IT risk. Actually,... continue reading

A Bit More on RFPs

Published 12 May 2017 - This week’s humorous blog by David Calmonson on the sales process for CTRM software made me think about writing about... continue reading

Request For Quotation

Published 10 May 2017 - To be or not to be. To bid or not to bid. There’s two quotes to start with! 20th July... continue reading

No, coffee is not the second-most traded commodity after oil

Published 9 May 2017 - In a world now apparently filled with fake news – I thought this interesting – fact checking on... continue reading

Speculators In Oil Keep Getting It Wrong

Published 5 May 2017 - At the end of last November, I wrote about my skepticism around OPEC’s ability to control oil prices.... continue reading

Where Is The Discussion?

Published 4 May 2017 - CTRMcenter is a highly visited website with more than 500 visits per day on average through the week. Some of... continue reading

Is Coal Now on Life Support?

Published 3 May 2017 - I noticed that yesterday, a number of US-based news outlets picked up on some European news around Coal.... continue reading

Interview Corner – The CTRMCenter Interviews Point To Technology Disruption

Published 28 April 2017 - The CTRMCenter will often conduct short written interviews with people from around... continue reading

Still Seeking Your Views On Risk

Published 26 April 2017 - When ComTech puts out a research report, it is free of charge. More importantly perhaps, we don’t collect... continue reading

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NUMIDIA steps forward, decides positive for DycoTrade

Numidia BV, The Netherlands has decided to implement DycoTrade for their Commodity Trade Business. DycoTrade in their turn is proud to announce this new customer. Numidia BV, main location in Herten, Limburg, was impressed by the DycoTrade software and the joint functionality as provided by Microsoft Dynamics AX. A swift implementation for about 45 employees will take place. “Numidia visited the DycoTrade Relation event in March. They took the opportunity to meet other relations, customers and even known relations for the Dairy trade they are in” says Ouko Reitsema. Based on customer references and the DycoTrade roadmap Numidia was more and more convinced that DycoTrade would provide a clear solution for all business processes. As said, the implementation at hand will be fast, as Numidia focus is... continue reading

INATECH INCREASES ITS PRESENCE IN THE MIDDLE EAST BY SIGNING ON ALCHEMIST TRADING

Inatech, the energy trading risk management (ETRM) systems provider owned by Glencore, has deepened its footprint in the Middle East by signing up Alchemist Trading. Saudi-owned Alchemist, with offices in Dubai, has implemented Inatech’s Techoil platform to control risks and increase efficiency within its oil trading business. In less than five years Alchemist has grown its annual sales to more than $300 million covering energy markets from the tip of India to East Africa. The company has several Bulk Storage capacities in Jubail, Hamriyah and Karachi to support its trading activity. It also owns and operates a fleet of tankers, boats and trucks. “We have reached a stage where we needed better ways of managing... continue reading

TEC sign up to the Energy Risk VuePoint service from VuePoint Solutions

Published 16 May 2017 - Birmingham, 16th May 2017 – TEC has announced that it will utilise... continue reading

Solaris Commodities Licenses Eka’s InSight CM – Agriculture Software

Published 16 May 2017 - Cloud delivered solution to provide greater visibility into operations to better manage... continue reading

OpenLink Launches the First Comprehensive Trading, Treasury and Risk Cloud Platform

Published 16 May 2017 - London, New York and Singapore – May 16, 2017 – OpenLink, the... continue reading

WannaCrypt ransomware attack should make us wanna cry

Published 14 May 2017 - By Alexander Urbelis Source: CNN (CNN)On Friday, the world experienced the wrath of a well-coordinated ransomware attack, known... continue reading

Mercuria warns of undue impact of derivatives on dated Brent oil price

Published 12 May 2017 - By Amanda Cooper | LONDON Trading in the North Sea crude oil... continue reading

Bid to revoke Obama methane rule fails in surprise U.S. Senate vote

Published 10 May 2017 - By Valerie Volcovici | WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Wednesday rejected a... continue reading

Oil steadies but rattled by concern about OPEC’s clout

Published 9 May 2017 - By Amanda Cooper | LONDON LONDON Oil rose on Tuesday but faced headwinds from concern over slowing demand... continue reading

OATI Successfully Migrates Data Center Operations to New Microgrid Technology Center

Published 8 May 2017 - Minneapolis, MN: May 08, 2017 – OATI has successfully migrated Data Center... continue reading

Industry Voices

Brexit: Passporting aside – regulatory considerations for firms providing investment services

Sophie Crisp, Manager, Risk and Compliance | 15 Jul 2016 Since the Brexit result, the focus for many has been on firms maintaining passporting rights... continue reading

The latest trends in near shoring / Human Capital

At a recent gathering of CIO’s from some of the commodities traders it became clear that ‘near shoring’ is again the flavor of the month.... continue reading

REMIT Reporting is nearly done – can we now forget about European regulation?

There are now only a few days to go until the second, and final, reporting deadline under REMIT, on 7th April. From that date, all... continue reading

The nu-clear Future

Researched and written by Paul Cassar of MJMEnergy Ltd – http://www.mjmenergy.com “Opponents of nuclear misread the science. It is safe and reliable. The challenge, as... continue reading

Key CTRM Recruitment Findings

Commoditas Partners has published its key CTRM Recruitment findings based on data collected through interviews with hiring managers of leading trading and investment companies, system... continue reading

CTRM Recruitment update with Carl Vellenoweth of Commoditas Partners

Spike in LNG CTRM skills Over the last 18 months there’s been an increasing number of multi-national and national oil companies setting up trading hubs,... continue reading

Iron Ore: swapping the physical for the paper trade

By Ami Katschinski, Trayport’s Head of Global Commodities, offers his views on the future of the global iron ore market The iron ore markets have... continue reading

Are you ready for the digital revolution of recruitment?

Every good company knows that it’s most important asset is its staff, right? That a good hire can keep a business afloat through low points... continue reading

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