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Cloud and Data

Today, we issued our new report – Disruptive Technologies in Commodity Trading (sponsored by FIS). Based around a survey we conducted, the findings really do seem to resonate with... continue reading

Big Shift in Skills Demand Reflects Impact of Disruptive Technologies

As an analyst following the market, any data point is good, but I have also found that an essential data point is the view of the recruiter. These guys... continue reading

Automated Gas Trading

We occasionally miss an announcement it is true and one we did miss was on the 28th June from Powernext. Automated trading in intra-day European power markets has really... continue reading

SAP’s Commodity Management Forum

A couple of weeks ago, I attended the SAP Commodity Management Forum in Heidelberg, Germany with around 70 other attendees. I was keen to get an update on SAP’s... continue reading

An Ever Changing Landscape?

Having tracked vendors in the E/CTRM segment for almost 20-years now, it appears to be an ever shifting landscape of vendors. Names come and go but some, it seems,... continue reading

Vendor Perceptions

As we enter what are often the slower summer months, now may be the time to take an opportunity to give us your perceptions of E/CTRM software vendors. Tell... continue reading

Crude Pressure?

The world has adequate supplies of crude oil despite OPEC’s recent assessment that market for crude will be undersupplied by ~0.4 million barrels per day in 2018. U.S. crude... continue reading

CTRM As An Ecosystem

CTRMRadio episode 4 is now out in which we discuss CTRM as an ecosystem with Neil Palmer of Beacon, Gareth Phillips and Libby Koehn of Brady, and Michael Hinton... continue reading

EU Internet Copyright Law Rejected

Members of the European Parliament today rejected a copyright law in its current form that would have had an impact on sites like ours and sparked a wikipedia blackout... continue reading

Post-GDPR Marketing

As everyone will know, GDPR, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, came into force on the 25th May of this year. ComTech took all steps necessary in an attempt... continue reading

Drillinginfo’s Energy Disruptors Summit – Examining Today’s Toughest Energy Issues in a Beautiful Setting

I had the opportunity to participate in Drillinginfo’s 2018 Energy Disruptors Summit last week in Lake Tahoe.  This event, which focused on many of the critical issues facing today’s... continue reading

The Era of Uncertainty

Things are always uncertain to some extent – especially in the commodities world where unexpected outages, industrial action, accidents and so forth can disrupt supply chains. These days however,... continue reading

Make Your Opinion Count!

I’m hard at work writing up the Disruptive Technology study report while also thinking about the vendor perception study. If you are a user or a consultant with knowledge... continue reading

CubeLogic Closes Four Major Deals

The last time I spoke with Lee Campbell, CEO of CubeLogic, he told me that CubeLogic had doubled in size over the last 12-months to around 55 staff and... continue reading

North Korea – A Guest Blog by David Calmonson

I thought that may get your attention. I was thinking more about a North Career summit – i.e. are there any jobs worth doing in the North (sorry –... continue reading

European Energy…

I’m here in Budapest attending the ETCSEE Conference. It seems well attended and the morning sessions were interesting. I’m writing this during a break. However, the initial presentation by... continue reading