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Dec 2015 - Business Strategy - Doc # US40734815

Business Strategy: Creating Control and Visibility and Reducing Variability — The Future of Digital Mining Operations

Author: Emilie Ditton Research Director, IDC Energy Insights

This IDC Energy Insights report provides an analysis of the way we see mining operations of the future developing. Mining companies have started on a journey toward creating holistic integrated digital, smart mining, and automation capabilities. Ultimately, these capabilities are about creating control and transparency and managing the mining operations as a system.

"Mining companies are at an intersection, and momentum has begun supporting a transformation of how technology can support operations in mining," says Emilie Ditton, head, Asia/Pacific Energy Insights. "Creating value is a question of bringing together individual capabilities into a fully integrated holistic digital mining environment and looking at organization, structure, metrics, collaboration, the digital strategy and vision and, crucially, the role and treatment of data. Ultimately, this is about utilizing this holistic environment to enable the management of the mine as a system to manage variability and uncertainty and maximize revenue."

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