Industry research indicates profound IT-led change in the mining industry in the next 5-10 year. IT/OT was identified as one of the Top 3 productivity improvement measures being pursued by miners globally – 55% indicated a form of ‘intelligent mining’. Additionally, many companies, from the largest to smaller miners, see significant potential returns from mining execution systems that successfully tap real-time data flows – with adequate analytics and visualisation – to foster better decision making and continuous improvement.
Co-sponsored by ABB, Mining Journal’s The Future of Mining survey/study reached out to the top 200 mining companies globally and received 121 responses over a 3 month period. The full survey results will be released later this month in a series of webinars and reports.
Mining Journal | November 2015