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The law of unintended consequences of energy regulation

With Obama set to unveil his latest directives to the EPA concerning coal plant emissions next week, it’s fun (in a tragic sort of way) to consider the unintended... continue reading

Growing old…er in Texas

Having “celebrated’ a birthday last week in which I turned none-of-your-business years old, I am starting to become more acutely aware of the passage of time.  While I’m now... 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

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

A High Energy debate – US gas and crude exports

The question of whether the US should export some portion of its new found bounty of natural gas in the form of LNG is a hot topic.  With Russia... 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

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

The IPCC’s New Climate Change Report is out and I hate to break this to you, but we’re are all going to die

The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) just released their latest report on the impacts of global climate change (once known as global warming, until the warming thing... 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

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

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

What can we learn about hiring from Google?

In a New York Times article a couple of days ago, Google’s “head of people operations”, Laszlo Bock laid out what the company viewed as the ideal new hire. ... continue reading

Visiting with Allegro’s executive team

I had the opportunity to meet with Allegro’s CEO, Ray Hood, and most of his senior leadership team this week for an analyst briefing in which they discussed their... 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

Quorum acquires Woodlands Solutions

Quorum Business Solutions (Quorum) will announce on Monday that it has acquired Woodlands Solutions, the Houston-based ETRM provider.  According to an early release provided by Quorum, Woodland’s “Phoenix ETRM... 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

New Commodity Management White Paper Available

Comtech advisory has released a new white paper on Commodity Management discussing EKA‘s positioning in that industry segment. Here is the introduction to that paper; Rapid global population growth... 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