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CTRMCenter Gets a Job Board

Before the Christmas holidays, we wrote a blog about how to get the best out of the functionality embedded within CTRMCenter. In that blog, I mentioned we were adding... continue reading

Life is about Parallels

It was 1996. Houston was hot and humid as usual as I drove up to start my new job with TransGas Management Inc. I had come across TransGas along... continue reading

Suddenly, Consortia are Actually Delivering

Over the last, what is it now… 35-years in the energy and commodity industry, I have rarely seen participants in the industry work together for their common good. On initiative... continue reading

E-World Coming Up!

Anyone in the European energy and utility industry seems to make an annual migration to Essen each February. Actually, no offense to Essen, but it is just about the... continue reading

A Role for Social Media?

Social media have become a very popular medium and arguably a relatively untapped source of potentially useful intelligence for commodity businesses. Twitter and industry expert blogs are already utilized... continue reading

Scalable Data Systems Acquired by Sonata Software

Another acquisition in the CTRM space has taken place down under over the holidays as Sonata Software announced that it had acquired Scalable Data Systems. Scalable Data Systems is... continue reading

Happy New Year (not a repeat of last year’s blog in case you’ve got a great memory!) by David Calmonson

Wishing all CTRM readers, their families, pets, and servants a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2019. I’m entering 2019 full of trepidation. Brexit. U.S./China tariff war. Global Warming (not... continue reading

VAKT, Blockchains, Consortia and Solving Industry Problems

I recently had the opportunity to talk with Ms. Frances Dean, VP Operations & Corporate Services, and other senior members of the VAKT team. VAKT is a ‘blockchain initiative’... continue reading

Happy New Year!

Here is to a Happy and prosperous 2019 to all of our readers. Normal services will be resumed very shortly…..... continue reading

Happy Holidays!

Patrick, Andrew and I wish you all a very happy and safe Holiday!  ... continue reading

5 CTRM Storylines to watch in 2019

As the new year dawns, we at ComTech are watching developments on a number of fronts. That said, we’ve picked out five that could be bellwethers of the trajectory... continue reading

eZ-nergy on a Roll

eZ-nergy provides auto trading, nominations and balancing software solutions and services for European power and gas companies. I spoke with Johann Zamboni, co-founder and CEO, recently to get an... continue reading

Using CTRMCenter

CTRMCenter – this website – is actually quite a powerful and information packed website. It may have a number of features and content that some readers are unaware of... continue reading

A Late Flurry of Demand?

Q4 and the holiday season is often a busy time for the vendors. It has been historically the favored time for the RFP (as periodic CTRMCenter contributor David Calmonson will... continue reading

capSpire Offers Free Support Tool for Allegro Users

When a particular software product reaches a certain level of market penetration, it will create both an employment market around it as well as a peripheral software market. Both... continue reading

Energy One Acquires Contigo – Background and Analysis

Australian ETRM vendor, Energy One Ltd, recently announced that it had entered into an agreement to acquire UK-based ETRM vendor, Contigo. Yesterday, Contigo issued an announcement confirming that it... continue reading