Monthly Archives: March 2015

Top 10 Energy & Risk News Highlights |
March 2015

Post by Erica Tausch on March 30, 2015

The goal of this series is to provide a brief list of the top news stories each month for the energy and commodities trading and risk management industries. These stories come from some of the industry’s top sources, spanning from Bloomberg Businessweek to Oilprice.com.

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2015 Energy Risk Software Rankings |
Pioneer Voted in Top 5 for 20 Categories

Post by Erica Tausch on March 26, 2015

Energy Risk Software Rankings 2015Each year, industry experts and participants look to the Energy Risk Software Rankings as a means of subjectively valuing various ETRM software vendors. The rankings are generated from the results of a survey given out by Energy Risk that asks energy trading firms to nominate ETRM vendors, implementation specialists, data vendors and data managers they think shine above the rest. This year’s survey, carried out during November 2014 and January 2015, received 282 valid responses. Pioneer Solutions was ranked in the Top 5 for 20 Different Categories! The highlight of this year’s rankings, however, was being ranked #1 for Project Delivery On-Time and Within Budget.

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Wishful Thinking and the NIH Syndrome

Post by Erica Tausch on March 25, 2015

Wishful Thinking is an attitude or belief that something you want to happen will happen even though it is not likely or possible instead of by appealing to evidence, rationality, or reality.

Not Invented Here (NIH) is a state of mind or philosophy that stems from a belief that in-house systems are inherently more suited to one’s organization than third party solutions. This results in a tendency to attempt to “reinvent the C/ETRM wheel.”

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Top 10 Energy & Risk News Highlights |
February 2015

Post by Erica Tausch on March 2, 2015

The goal of this series is to provide a brief list of the top news stories each month for the energy and commodities trading and risk management industries. These stories come from some of the industry’s top sources, spanning from Bloomberg Businessweek to Oilprice.com.

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