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Allegro Lives Up to Its Name

By Jill Feblowitz

Gas prices have continued to slump at a moderate pace, but that is all the more reason why companies trading in financial or physical gas should be looking at how they can improve their energy trading and risk management systems.  With expectations that there will be more gas put into winter storage this year, based on forecasts of a mild fall, having a system to evaluate why and how to move or store gas is important.  Recently, Allegro has come out with an update to its Allegro 8 platform that is


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We just completed a new research report focused on capital project management in the oil and gas industry (Business Strategy:  Capital Project Management in the Oil and Gas Industry, Document #EI224331). This report examines the benchmark study conducted by IDC Energy Insights regarding the maturity of information technology (IT) systems at oil and gas companies to manage large capital projects at an enterprise level. Specifically, the study focuses on capturing business practices, system architecture,


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Forecast: A Private Cloud for Oil & Gas?

By Catherine Madden – 12 Comments

After attending the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference last month, it was impossible to not think about how cloud computing will impact the oil and gas industry. Are oil and gas companies well positioned to take advantage of cloud computing as a viable option to decrease complexity within their IT environment? Are the opportunities for oil and gas companies around cloud computing associated with a private or public cloud?



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