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Advisory

Texas Once Again Unequipped To Handle Extreme Cold

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The recent Arctic blast caused 12 million-plus people to lose power in freezing conditions including our Houston headquarters and most of our Texas-based employees. The good...

Advisory

Frozen 2021: Why Texas Lost Power

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At one point, I worked in operations at a 1200 MW combined cycle power plant. I worked there in 2011. That was the last time a major cold spell hit Texas. During that incident,...

Veritas News

Veritas: A Look Back at 2020

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2020 has been a challenging year, especially for the energy industry. Despite these challenges, we collaborated with our clients to help them achieve new levels of success –...

CTRM Systems

How to Eliminate Hidden Costs from Your CTRM System

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The total cost of ownership (TCO) for any software system includes both direct and indirect costs. Indirect costs are often hard to see, especially when they hide in plain...

Veritas News

Veritas Named Finalist in Houston Business Journal Best Places to Work Awards

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We were recently announced as a finalist in the 2020 Houston Business Journal Best Places to Work Awards and couldn’t be more excited! The final rankings were announced in a...

Trading & Risk Advisory

In Defense of VaR

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Value at Risk (VaR) has been in the spotlight recently, following several dramatic market drops. The VaR methodology is regularly criticized during periods when market...

Strategy & Transformation

The Three Things Successful Projects Have in Common

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For 22 years my career has been centered around IT projects. I’ve performed every role including developer and program manager. I've worked with about 15 different large-scale...

Veritas News

Veritas's Summer Reading List

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With COVID-19 still a threat to our health and safety, most “summers” have extended. A lot of offices are still closed which means less time commuting and more time for...

Trading & Risk Advisory

What are Historical and Implied Price Volatilities Telling Us?

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Commodity trading markets are nuanced and complex, and trading organizations need to be able to interpret all available information.  This includes industry news and market...

Strategy & Transformation

Transparency: The One Buzzword That Will Never Go Out of Style

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Like many during the COVID-19 shutdown, I found time on the weekends to finally get things done around the house.  For me, this meant unpacking the moving boxes that filled the...

Strategy & Transformation

From College to the Workforce: Tips on Transitioning

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Starting your first full-time job after college can be an exciting and stressful part of life. The changes in schedule, responsibility, and financial freedom are very sudden...

Strategy & Transformation

Navigating the COVID-19 Antibody Test: Houston, We Have a Problem

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After much internal debate, I decided to get the COVID-19 Antibody test in Houston.  This was in the early days of May.  I am an HR manager for Veritas Total Solutions. We have...