In this issue, we are closing 2015 with the yearly review and endeavored predictions of the near future; this time however, we will look at the energy sector in conjunction with data business and software solutions. The energy sector has been facing probably some of the most difficult times ever. Each industry within this sector is being impacted by completely different factors which, nonetheless has something in common: turbulence and high uncertainty. Fossil fuels have been dealing with the most complexity and controversy and have kept data vendors very busy. The power industry has been trying to find firm grounds with disruptive technologies (i.e. renewables) approaching maturity; this has been creating very attractive opportunities for data management and other software solution providers.