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The Periodic Analyst Vent Blog Article

Every now and then, I have to blow off a bit of steam. I am after all only human. As you might have read, I am trying to find... continue reading

Research into CEE ETRM Vendors for Power and Natural Gas

Having been based in the Czech republic this last decade, I am aware of a number of ETRM solutions on the market within the region. Vendors like IPESoft, Transition... continue reading

Allegro continues to find success in 2017

I had the opportunity to get a briefing from Allegro’s marketing and product management teams this week…and in summary, its clear that 2017 has been a good year for... continue reading

New Platform Targets Ferroalloys and Specialty Metals Trading

Last week, I had a call with Frank Jackel, founder of metalshub, to discuss this interesting initiative in more detail. According to its website, metalshub will provide a digital... continue reading

Generation10’s Vision Takes Root

G10 has a surprising array of tools, applications, and services available to the commodities business and the company’s growth, at a time when others are retracting, is evidence that... continue reading

All good things come to he who waits….

I was discussing some poor use of the English language recently and remembered this wonderful book I used at school – ‘First Aid in English’. I have just Googled... continue reading

ION Investment Group and Aspect Enterprise Solutions – What’s The Deal?

Last week, we had a conversation with Aspect Enterprise Solutions (Aspect) CEO, Steve Hughes and SVP of Marketing, Brigette Gebhard, with the main topic of conversation being the recently... continue reading

Lacima Targets the Trader’s Desktop with New Risk Tools

I recently spoke to Dr. Chris Strickland, CEO of Lacima. Lacima has today announced a new product line in Lacima Trader and he was keen to update us with... continue reading

‘Peak Oil’ is a Political Statement

The words ‘peak oil’ are a close second to ‘climate change’ when it comes to getting me worked up. For more than a decade, I have been writing articles... continue reading

CTRM – A Growing Replacement Market?

Over the years, I have advised many clients and interested parties alike that replacing an implemented CTRM solution is a very difficult thing to do. Even though the installed... continue reading

CTRM Conference 2017 Photos

For those interested, we have posted a number of photographs of the recent CTRM Conference. These may be found here. The 2017 CTRMConference was supported by Bronze sponsors Agiboo, Factum, Inatech, Invensoft and Pioneer Solutions and... continue reading

New Research – Disruptive Technologies

As a follow up to the CTRM Conference (Kindly sponsored by Agiboo, Factum, Inatech, Invensoft, Pioneer, Allegro, Aspect, Atum Consulting and EnergyOne this year), ComTech will be undertaking research... continue reading

The Commodity Business Just Got Even More Weird …. and Gruesome!

With Halloween just around the corner, I simply couldn’t resist this one. Everyday, I scan google for news using a variety of search terms. Today, an article came up... continue reading

Mixed Signals?

With so many strands of activity and so many changes taking place in commodity technology markets, trying to spot and understand trends is akin to reading tea leafs at... continue reading

A Few Words….

Periodically, I feel inclined to repeat a few ground rules regarding this website and it’s been a while…. If you have news, give us a shout (email or call)... continue reading

Contigo Highlights Recent Wins and Germany Focus

Contigo continue to make progress and I had an upbeat call with head of marketing, Debbi Bavin, late last week who gave me some of the recent highlights. Two... continue reading