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Aspect Comes of Age

The last couple of years have not been exactly stellar when it comes to the fortunes of CTRM software vendors. In fact, I think it is probably accurate to... continue reading

A Single European Market With A Single ETRM Solution?

I often have to field the question regarding ETRM software for European power and related commodities. What is the best commercial solution? The answer isn’t easy. European power markets... continue reading

Is It Time To Replace?

In my experience, replacing E/CTRM software isn’t something that users do lightly – if at all – until they are forced to do so. The problem is that even... continue reading

Is BlockChain the New Golden Bullet in Commodities Technology?

Blockchain is the technology behind Bitcoin. In essence, Blockchain is a digital ledger that it is a permanent, tamper-proof, record of transactions. According to an article by GovTech Singapore,... continue reading

Can We Have Science Back Please?

I write this as a holder of a Ph.D. degree earned by conducting original science, passing a peer review (a day long grilling), and publishing 7 peer reviewed papers... continue reading

A Kilowatt for Your Thoughts…

“A kilowatt for your thoughts dear…”, said Jane Smith as her husband peered intently at a 3D holo-advertisement for the latest model of the Hover SUV 550.  John Smith... continue reading

Allegro enjoys a successful 2016 despite a challenging market

I was in Dallas recently to meet with Allegro’s senior management team for a briefing on the company’s recent activities, their 2016 results and the outlook for the 2017.... continue reading

Russia Engaged in Anti-Fracking Campaigns?

Hidden inside the recent report on Russian meddling in the US election is something rather interesting. In fact, it’s been hinted at for a couple of years and was... continue reading

Beacon – A cloud-based financial platform comprising trading and risk tools

Just before Christmas, I had a demonstration from a company called Beacon. The company was founded in early 2014 by Kirat Singh and Mark Higgins, both Technologists with a... continue reading

The Obama Administration’s parting shot at the bald eagle

As I’ve mentioned it this blog before, I enjoy getting out and shooting photographs of birds and wildlife.  In my hundreds of trips around south Texas and the Gulf... continue reading

As we near the end of the year…

I just wanted to take this opportunity to wish all our customers, colleagues and industry friends the very best this holiday season and for the new year. Though the... continue reading

Happy Holidays Everyone!

Outside my window is frosty, icy and really quite chilly. By 3:30pm, its dark. It is that time of the year again. The tree won’t go up until December... continue reading

Flipping Energy – Why Big Oil May Become the Next “Masters of Flip”

Flipping homes. It seems to be all the rage on TV these days. Flip or Flop. Flipping Las Vegas. Masters of Flip. You get the idea. While the concept... continue reading

Traceability Needs of Commodity Firms Growing

A story in today’s Financial Times highlights the growing need for traceability by commodity firms. Olam is under attack for both excessive deforestation in Africa and lack of visibility... continue reading

Barclays is getting out of energy trading

Reuters is reporting that Barclays, one of Britain’s largest banks, is existing the energy markets, joining others financial institutions such as RBS Sempra and Deutsche Bank who had previously... continue reading

The Amazon Cloud is Starting to Feel like Skynet

As more CTRM vendors and customers look at moving their systems into the cloud, its worth noting that Amazon Web Services (AWS) just wrapped-up their latest Amazon cloud conference,... continue reading

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