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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

ATOS in the ETRM Space

From time to time, I find a new ETRM or CTRM vendor. It doesn’t happen very often these days and if I do find a new vendor, they are... continue reading

Updated Regulations Report Posted

Just a quick note to let you all know that a new and updated version of the European Commodity Market Regulations report written jointly with Mr. Aviv Handler of... continue reading

Interesting stuff from (and about) Aspect Enterprise Solutions

Gary and I had a update from Aspect Enterprise Solutions yesterday.  Though not the most well-known company in the ETRM / CTRM space (having changed their name from Oil... 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

Integration in the Cloud?

Recently, Calvus Solutions sent us its latest information and provided us a briefing on their products and services. In a nutshell, Calvus Solutions offer integration in the cloud. The... 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

New Video

Over the weekend, we posted a new video in which I talk with Premvir Jain of OpenLink about their metals solution and what is going on in metals markets.... 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

Trade Reporting – First Indications from Vendors

With the start of the EMIR reporting deadline having passed us by reports are starting to come to us from the vendors. For example, Rajeev Bhatt of eOpt Solutions... continue reading

An Interview with Richard Quigley, CEO of DataGenic

The last of the videos we shot at and around EWorld in Essen, Germany is with Mr. Richard Quigley, CEO of DataGenic. Richard gives us a bit of an... 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

Commodity Technology Interviews Mr. Jan van den Brom of Agiboo

Last week Patrick and I both spent most of the week in and around EWorld in Essen. On the Monday, we were delighted to welcome Mr. Jan van den... continue reading