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CTRM Conference website up

We are very excited to be working with Commodities Now magazine on the 2014 CTRM Conference and shortly, we will have lots of news about sponsors, agenda items and... continue reading

Summer Travels

So after what seems now to have been almost an eternity I am back from my travels. Taking in Barcelona and Budapest, I first set out to be a... continue reading

King Canute Is Back!

As a geology student, I was taught the law of uniformitarianism. Uniformitarianism is the assumption that the same natural laws and processes that operate in the Earth now have... continue reading

SAP and Commodity Management

A couple of weeks ago, Patrick and I had a briefing from SAP about its Commodity Management solution. We have been expecting SAP to enter the broader CTRM market... continue reading

CTRM Center Upgraded

CTRMCenter is growing rapidly in terms of traffic and ComTech continue to invest in enhancing and upgrading it and the user’s experience of using it. Recently, a new custom... continue reading

Big Data, AI and Data Management at DataGenic’s User Forum

Last week, I was in London to be a guest speaker at DataGenic’s first ever user forum. The event kicked off with an informal dinner the night before and... continue reading

JustCommodity Spreads its Wings

We had the opportunity recently to talk to JustCommodity, a Singapore-based CTRM vendor, that has been quietly making steady progress in recent months extending its geographic and commodity reach.... continue reading

New White Paper

In a week in which even Prof. Stephen Hawking commented about Artificial Intelligence, ComTech is issuing a new white paper sponsored by DataGenic called Making More of Data with... continue reading

Research Updates and Plans

A new version of the regulations report is now available for download. This new version includes some minor updates and is available for FREE download here. The report is... continue reading

CTRM and ETRM Consulting and Systems Integration Landscapes

Over the years, I have often been asked about consultants and SI’s in the space particularly in particular locations. I finally got the message and decided to pull together... continue reading

The Video– A New Trend in E/CTRM Software Marketing?

There was a time when vendors jealously guarded their software from competitors prying eyes. To get a demonstration of their software you had to be a bone fide prospect... continue reading

ATOS in the ETRM Space

From time to time, I find a new ETRM or CTRM vendor. It doesn’t happen very often these days and if I do find a new vendor, they are... continue reading

Updated Regulations Report Posted

Just a quick note to let you all know that a new and updated version of the European Commodity Market Regulations report written jointly with Mr. Aviv Handler of... continue reading

Hungarian Provider Targets Eastern Europe

This morning I had the opportunity to speak with Tamas Molnar of Hungarian IT company IP Systems. IP Systems was founded in 2008 by a handful of Hungarian energy... continue reading

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