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ComTech Advisory Inverviews Ray Hood – President and CEO of Allegro Development

In the premier episode of Commodity Technology Advisory’s new video series examining the trends and issues in CTRM technology, we visit with Mr. Ray Hood, president and CEO of... continue reading

ComFin and Comcore

As you may imagine, I am catching up with all the vendors again since joining Patrick at ComTech Advisory. One of those calls was with ComFin Software of Vienna.... 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

Welcome to the CTRMCenter

Welcome to the newly launched CTRMCenter! CTRMCenter is your source for everything ‘CTRM’. This online portal, sponsored by Commodity Technology Advisory, features the latest news, opinions, information and insights... 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

Day One

So today is my first official day back as an analyst (yesterday was a holiday in the Czech republic). It is nice to be back too. It is good... continue reading

Aspect Enterprise Solutions Notches First Win in Ags

Aspect Enterprise Solutions, having established themselves in the last couple of years as the leader in SaaS delivered CTRM solutions for oil trading, announced last week that they have... continue reading

Does the Cyprus Crisis Signal New Trouble Ahead for the E/CTRM Market in Europe?

While Cyprus is a relatively small economy in the overall EU scheme, the announcement that EU regulators wanted to require banks there to seize 10% of Cypriots’ accounts (equal... 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

Shell Building LNG Plants for North American Consumption

Shell announced today that they are going to build two new LNG liquefaction plants in North America, not for export, but for domestic consumption as a motor fuel.  The... continue reading

Catching Up with CTRM Deals

While we were away, a number of new deals were announced recently… SunGard Energy announced that they had licensed their Aligne product to Kelag Group, “one of the leading... continue reading