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A Little Nostalgia

Occasionally when you get to a certain age, you look back at particular moments in your career with a certain fondness. Two decades ago I made a momentous decision... continue reading

Integration in the Cloud?

Recently, Calvus Solutions sent us its latest information and provided us a briefing on their products and services. In a nutshell, Calvus Solutions offer integration in the cloud. The... continue reading

Coming Soon – More Great Content to a Location near you

For me 2014, our second calendar year in business as ComTech, is going to be all about content. As a result, I am pretty excited about some of the... continue reading

Brady Announces 2013 Results

On Friday, Patrick and I took an analyst call from Brady PLC CEO Mr. Gavin Lavelle regarding the company’s annual results for 2013. Brady had 16 new contract wins... continue reading

RIP RFP?

The Request for Proposal (RFP), often following the Request for Information (RFI), has long been the key selling/buying document, depending on which way you look at things. The process... continue reading

New Video

Over the weekend, we posted a new video in which I talk with Premvir Jain of OpenLink about their metals solution and what is going on in metals markets.... continue reading

So, You Want to Sell Some Software?

We quite often get small projects that involve us building a long list of possible solutions for a client. Its fun work as it puts us in a different... continue reading

Trade Reporting – First Indications from Vendors

With the start of the EMIR reporting deadline having passed us by reports are starting to come to us from the vendors. For example, Rajeev Bhatt of eOpt Solutions... continue reading

An Interview with Richard Quigley, CEO of DataGenic

The last of the videos we shot at and around EWorld in Essen, Germany is with Mr. Richard Quigley, CEO of DataGenic. Richard gives us a bit of an... continue reading

Market Developments Update – Video

While in Essen, Patrick and I created a discussion video looking at CTRM Market Developments. That video is now available on this site and also www.comtechadvisory.com website.... continue reading

Energeya Expanding

Yesterday, ComTech Advisory visited with Energeya and had a high-level demonstration of the company’s software product XDM© Suite. Energeya was founded in 2008 with the founders coming from Excelergy.... continue reading

Commodity Technology Interviews Mr. Jan van den Brom of Agiboo

Last week Patrick and I both spent most of the week in and around EWorld in Essen. On the Monday, we were delighted to welcome Mr. Jan van den... continue reading

Sore Feet, Freebies and EWorld

While many commodity trading firms staffs across Europe grappled with the start of EMIR reporting, many many more took some time out from the office to visit Essen and... continue reading

New Video

A couple of weeks ago, I visited with OpenLink in London and had the opportunity to talk to David Priestley, Managing Director. The topic of the discussion was the... continue reading

UPDATE 1 Comments on Brady’s 2013 Performance

We received confirmation this morning from Brady PLC that it enjoyed a very reasonable year in 2013 – although the expected EBITDA figure may disappoint some financial analysts. Brady... continue reading

Are CTRM Software Markets Slow?

Here we are in late January and there has been one ‘news’ announcement from the CTRM Software or ETRM software vendor community to my knowledge regarding 2013 Q4 wins.... continue reading

JustCommodity Starts the Year with Significant Wins

I spoke to Joel Lou this morning, CEO of Singapore-based JustCommodity. JustCommodity has been in business around 10-years and has a strong track record for delivering its ContraXcentral CTRM... continue reading

A New Commodity Risk Management Solution

Late last year, I took a briefing from a company called Risk Edge Solutions that was created in 2013 with the aim to change the way Commodity Risk Solutions... continue reading

What Will 2014 Bring?

Happy New Year to everyone on what is likely the first full day back at the office for many of us. We wish you a successful and happy year... continue reading

Happy Holidays….

Here in Prague the weather is pretty cold and the days very short in terms of daylight. January and February are the worst months here weather wise so there... continue reading

Are you ready?

This article was published as a ComtechAlert newsletter on the 4th December. The ComtechAlert newsletter goes out twice a month and you can subscribe to it here. By Gary... continue reading