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A quick view of SAS’s Visual Analytics

I had the chance to drop in on a SAS event this week and get a view of their latest technology around data visualization. Most of the market has been aware for some time of SAS’s ability to aggregate massive amounts of data from large number of sources,...
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The Triple Point Acquisition by Ion is a Done Deal

While no press announcements have been forthcoming from either Triple Point or Ion, the acquisition of Triple Point by Ion Investments has been consummated. The Westport CT (home of Triple Point) newspaper says the deal was announced last Saturday (though you’d be hard pressed to find that announcement...
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EKA has quickly moved into the Upper Echelon of the CTRM Markets

EKA Software Solutions, with the recent announcement of their investment in Australia-based Matrix Group, has now built a base of products, personnel and revenues that has separated the company from the mid-tier physical-capable CTRM vendor pack and moved them into a select group of vendors – those with...
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Can Commodity Hedge Funds Grow Through Junk Mailing?

The Securities and Exchange Commission voted today to allow hedge funds and other private investment firms to start publicly advertising for investor dollars, something that has been strictly off-limits since the 1930’s. With this change, firms will no longer have to limit their fund raising to direct contacts...
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The Big Story in US Crude Production is not North Dakota

While doing a bit of research for an upcoming ComTechAlert article, I was reviewing oil production stats for the US and was a bit surprised by the numbers. Much of the attention paid to the increasing crude production in the US is focused on the Bakken field in...
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Moody’s Indicates that the Triple Point deal is a Fait Accompli

Moody’s released their rating of the new debt being taken on in Ion’s acquisition of Triple Point…pretty much sealing this transaction as a done deal, even if not officially announced yet. Some interesting tid bits from the rating narrative: “The Caa1 Corporate Family Rating reflects Moody’s expectations for...
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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 Report due out in the next several weeks.  In determining an estimate for market size, we examine not only...
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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 Report due out in the next several weeks.  In determining an estimate for market size, we examine not only...
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CTRM for Ags is a Competitive Space

To my utter amazement I was able to come up with twenty-five different CTRM solutions for Ags and I will be honest, its not inconceivable that I missed a few! If you pop over to the CTRMCenter directory you can check out my assertion by looking at all...
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Triple Point Sale – A Poorly Kept Secret?

Its being widely reported, both in the press and through the grapevine, that the buyer for Triple Point is ION Trading. ION is a Dublin-based software vendor whose products have been primarily focused on the financial services space. They have been an active buyer of solutions in the...
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