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Increasing Role of the Internet Threatened by DDoS Attacks

Last week, a French hosting company experienced the largest Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack ever recorded. The attack was conducted by a botnet composed of at least 150,000 Internet of Things devices and it reached over 1Tbps. In fact, the company was hit by multiple attacks of over 100Gbps... continue reading

CubeLogic Returns as an Independent Company

Four years after they were acquired by OpenLink, CubeLogic has returned to the market as an independent entity.  In speaking with OpenLink senior management about the divestment of CubeLogic, they indicated they made the move in order to focus more on their flagship products – which they believe is the... continue reading

Risk Edge Become Bronze Level Sponsors of CTRM Conference

Risk Edge has become a bronze level sponsor of the CTRM Conference. We thank them for their support of this event. Risk Edge is a pioneer in Risk & Predictive Analytics with focus on Energy and Commodities Industry. Its software and consulting solutions are geared to solve critical problems for... continue reading

Brady CAB Convenes in Stockholm: A Change in Strategy in the Offing?

I had never been to Stockholm or Sweden for that matter. So the invitation to speak at the Brady PLC CAB in Stockholm was something I was looking forward to. I was not disappointed. My topic was ‘CTRM in a Low Commodity Price environment’ and it seemed well received, essentially... continue reading

Raising the Next Generation of Commodity Traders

It was the early ‘70s and I was done with the “kids games” of my youth. Chutes & Ladders, Sorry, and a colorful deck of Go-Fish cards sat gathering dust on the shelf while I fed my infatuation with grown-up board games such as Monopoly and Clue. Then my parents... continue reading

Is European CTRM Demand Finally Picking Up?

With significantly lower commodity prices, a plethora of new regulations to deal with, structural changes in the industry (read renewables largely), more difficult to find trading opportunities and so on, the market for CTRM software has been difficult this last 18-months or so. However, with much of the regulatory work... continue reading

SAP Update: Rolling Out New Rural Sourcing Management Application

I recently took a briefing call from SAP speaking with the VP for Agribusiness and Commodity Management, Ms. Anja Strothkaemper. At the moment, SAP is busy implementing a number of SAP Commodity Management projects aiming to establish them as future reference accounts. SAP continues to see a strong customer demand... continue reading

The Technologically Fabulous and Economically Challenged World of Rare Earth Metals

Perspective and point of reference is critical when making conversation.   For example, I recently picked up a pair of ultralight ear bud speakers at an airport kiosk and casually remarked to a colleague travelling with me, “What would we do without rare earth metal?”.    To which he responded, “Rare Earth... continue reading

Gary Craze joins the CTRMCenter Blog

We’re pleased to announce that longtime CTRM industry veteran, Gary Craze, has joined the CTRMCenter blog as a contributor.  Now, in addition to insights, news and opinion from Commodity Technology Advisory analysts, Dr. Gary Vasey and Patrick Reames, readers of this blog will have the opportunity to enjoy the insights... continue reading

Brady Sees 5% Revenue Growth in Tough Market

Highlights Brady PLC released its interim results for the 6-months through 30th June today. The company saw a slight increase in revenues up 5% to 14.758m GBP while cost cutting measures meant EBITDA was up 72% to 2.04m GBP for the same period. Brady reported 10 new license deals in... continue reading

Six Reasons to Attend the 2016 CTRMConference

The 2016 CTRM Conference is the event for those considering replacing, upgrading or acquiring a new Commodity/Energy Trading Risk Management System over the next two years; and for those whose job is dependent upon remaining abreast of the latest developments around these critical technologies. Attendees at this event will hear... continue reading

Catching up with capSpire

Last week, I visited with Lance Laubach, CEO of capSpire, over a cup of coffee to catch-up on recent developments with his company and, more generally, get his views on the current state of the market for CTRM systems and services.  In summary, his take on the market does tend... continue reading

Allegro Is A Bronze sponsor of the CTRM Conference

Allegro has taken a bronze level sponsorship of the 2016 CTRM Conference to be held on October 27th in London. We thank them for their support. The CTRM Conference is the event for those considering a Commodity/Energy Trading Risk Management System over the next two years. Hear from peers, consultants,... continue reading

Energy One Dominates Australian Power & Gas ETRM Software Markets

Energy One Ltd is an Australian ETRM and related software vendor that has thrived in its domestic market and is only one of two public companies in the space (the other being Brady PLC). In fact, Energy One went public back in 2007 and today has revenues in excess of... continue reading

Time is short – Please participate in our latest market research effort

We’re seeking your participation in a new research effort by Commodity Technology Advisory. This new project looks at the impacts and implications of low priced energy commodities as they relate to ETRM system use, utility and value. Though oil prices have recently risen off their 13 year low set January... continue reading

Come Join Your Peers At 2016 CTRM Conference

All this week, we have introduced the speakers at this year’s CTRM Conference in London. We have summarized the compelling agenda and told you about the sponsors. It’s time for action – come and sign up to join us and your peers including delegates from Glencore, ADM, Gunvor, Gazprom, Centrica,... continue reading

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