This IDC MarketScape assesses the capabilities and strategies of technology vendors that work with their mining customers globally to optimize operational processes across extraction, mining, supply chain, and retail, by bringing together technology accelerators such as automation, data management and 3rd Platform technology (mobility, cloud, augmented reality, analytics, edge computing, robotics).
"Mining companies are facing the challenge of enabling agile operational environments delivering insight, control, and responsiveness. They are looking to their service providers to help consult about and implement high-impact, innovative approaches and solutions to digitally transform, create the required agility, enable adaptive operational processes, and improve production," according to Emilie Ditton, associate vice president, Worldwide Mining, IDC Energy Insights. "The challenge is selecting the right vendor for the right requirement by understanding the strengths and capabilities of each vendor. As the mining sector faces change and looks to technology to digitally transform, providers are continuing to invest and grow their knowledge and skills targeting the mining sector so that they can better support their customer and deliver transformative value."