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How Things Change aka Cycles

Back in 2005 a colleague asked me if I had noticed the hedge funds trading energy commodities. The fact was I had no idea what a hedge fund was... continue reading

Generation 10’s Commodity Manager Focuses on Supply Chain Optimization

Generation 10 Ltd. is a Liverpool-based software development company and vendor that offers a number of solutions including a CTRM solution called the G10 Commodity Manager. Established in 2000,... continue reading

Can Commodity Hedge Funds Grow via Junk Mailing?

From the ComTechAdvisory Blog The Securities and Exchange Commission voted yesterday to allow hedge funds and other private investment firms to start publicly advertising for investor dollars, something that... continue reading

Under Attack?

These days it does seem a little like commodity markets aren’t the flavor of the month? In recent days as I work on the European Regulatory study report (sponsored... continue reading

Sizing-up Market Trends in E/CTRM

A Commodity Technology Advisory ComTechAlert Article June 26, 2013 ComTech Advisory is beginning to pull together the granular analysis that is the foundation of our E/CTRM Technology Market Sizing... continue reading

AgiBoo Making Progress with its CTRM Solution AgiBlocks

Agiboo was founded in the Netherlands in 2009 to provide next generation CTRM solutions and consulting services to the industry. Last week I had a catch up demonstration with... continue reading

The Boys Are Back in Town

This article originally published as a ComtechAlert newsletter – sign up for your ComTechAlert here. For the last 18-months, I have been working on the ‘end user’ side of... continue reading

One Month In…

One month after rejoining Patrick here at ComTech Advisory, I am already busy. Having got this site populated and launched, I am now focused on assisting a client shortlist... continue reading

The Rush to the Cloud?

As I was boarding my flight today at London Heathrow, I was reading the FT and the story regarding IBM and Salesforce.com making large acquisitions of cloud companies. IBM... continue reading

Vendor Websites Often Leave a Lot to be Desired

This last few days I have been visiting a lot of websites. Before anyone should get the wrong idea regarding my browsing habits, I have been reviewing and looking... continue reading

Everything and Nothing

Over the last week or so I have managed to catch up with quite a lot of contacts, colleagues and friends across the industry. Having been away for 18-months... continue reading

Expect a Shuffling of ETRM/CTRM Vendor Deck in 2013

The streets are rife with rumors these days of E/CTRM software companies closing their doors, buying others, selling off, merging and every other flavor of transaction imaginable.  Even in... continue reading

If You Want to Know What to Think or Do, Just Ask a Celebrity…

…as they are clearly the wisest people we have. The Associated Press published an article earlier this week spot lighting some of the terrific work done by our Hollywood... continue reading