Friday, 15 November 2019
OSIsoft Report: Shaping the Use of Technology in Mining
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OSIsoft Report: Shaping the Use of Technology in Mining

A special report by Mining Magazine on behalf of OSIsoft.

How leading companies leverage AI for opportunities in productivity, safety and compliance.

Nobody today should understate the active and influential part information technology plays in the mining sector, nor the potential of new waves of technology. Of these, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is perhaps the most business-changing technology we see today but there are others too. Cloud computing platforms are changing the way we deploy, access, query and consume information, while many enterprises have embarked on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and digital transformation projects that will reshape fundamentally the ways they operate. 

To take a snapshot of the state of the mining sector’s use of IT today, OSIsoft commissioned Aspermont Media and Mining Magazine to survey companies and analyze their responses to a poll on how they are using and viewing technology today.

We surveyed a total of 115 respondents across metal and non-metal mining sectors, together with those involved in mineral processing. Almost one third (32%) of our base came from companies with at least 5,000 employees, and over 50% were from organizations with more than 1,000 staff. Nearly 45% were in C‑level roles, providing us with a very strong executive sample. Respondents came from all over the world: Europe, Asia, the Americas, Australasia, the Middle East and Africa. 

Our questions probed areas such as their usage and perceptions of key technology areas; what they hope these tools will achieve for them; how advanced they felt; the challenges they observed; and their recognition and perception of technology vendors. Our survey sample pointed to a business sector with reasonable levels of recognition of the importance of new technologies and what they wanted to do with the new capabilities.

Find out the results in this report

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