White paper: Mining companies: Use disruptive technology to change the rules in uncertain times
Mining is a relatively straightforward business model, driven by cyclical patterns of commodity demand and availability. It may seem difficult for an executive team of mining operation to truly control their destiny. Disruptive technologies, however, are now offering new tools to these executive teams that enable them to change the rules of the game in their favour.
Headline-grabbing technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR) and the Internet of things (IOT) have a role to play. So does powerful new real-time operational intelligence (OI) software. But, without integrating these into an enterprise-wide software landscape, incorporating enterprise resource planning (ERP) and enterprise asset management (EAM) processes, these transformational technologies will be silos unto themselves and be unable to truly enable the type of disruptive change that constitutes a competitive advantage.
We are entering a new era not only in terms of how technology can change the way business is done, but in the demands the operating environment will place on mining organisations.