TECH BUYER Oct 2021 - IDC FutureScape - Doc # US47065021

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Mining 2022 Predictions

By:

Benjamin Kirkwood,
Christopher Holmes
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Leif Eriksen
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Natalia Vega
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Mark Walker
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Table of Contents

IDC FutureScape Figure

Figure: IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Mining 2022 Top 10 Predictions

Executive Summary

IDC FutureScape Predictions

Summary of External Drivers

Predictions: Impact on Technology Buyers

Prediction 1: Accelerated as a Result of the Pandemic, by 2022, 75% of the Top 100 Miners Will Operate Remote and Autonomous Drill Rigs Throughout Their Operations, Improving Equipment Efficiencies

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Prediction 2: By 2022, 5% of global Mining Operations Will Be Early Adopters of 5G to Utilise Reliable, Low-Latent Connectivity-Reliant Technologies, Improving Safety, Sustainability, and Operational Performances

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Prediction 3: By 2023, 80% of Mining Organisations Will Use Sustainability KPIs as Part of Their Primary Operational Control Parameters to Help Achieve Their Organisational Environment, Social, and Governance Targets

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Prediction 4: By 2023, 25% of the Top 100 Mining Organisations Will Utilise Augmented Reality to Perform Operational Maintenance, Reducing On-Site Labour Requirements by 20%

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Prediction 5: OT-Specific Security Departments Will Be Created by 4 of the Top 5 Mining Organisations by 2023 as Organisations Struggle with Secure IoT Implementations

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Prediction 6: Enabling Improved Sustainability and Operational Tracking, by 2024, 10% of Metals Produced Will Use Blockchain to Track and Monitor the Commodities' Value Chain from Origin to Final Product

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Prediction 7: By 2024, 50% of the Top Mining Organisations Will Utilise Cloud-Based Operational Planning and Simulation Tools, Providing Decision Support, Greater Analytics, and Improved Optimisation Capabilities

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Prediction 8: By 2025, 80% of Organisations Will Utilise an Equipment-As-A-Service Model in Partnership with Major Vendors to Provide Support for Critical Operational Equipment and Systems

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Prediction 9: By 2025, the Top 5 mining Organisations Will Deploy Cloud-Based Platforms to Deliver Insights Across Their Value Chain, Supporting Self-Service For Workers and a Single Source Of Truth

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Prediction 10: By 2026, as the Cost of Deploying Satellites Drops Rapidly, One Mining Organisation Will Have Its Own Satellites in Orbit to Support Its Digital Mining Transformation

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Advice for Technology Buyers

External Drivers: Detail

Cybersecurity and Risk — The Threat Environment Just Keeps Scaling

Embracing Digital First — New Strategies for Complexity and Ubiquity

The Velocity of Connectedness — The Future Is Data in Motion

Intelligence on Demand — Navigating the Torrent of Data

Digital Ecosystem — Thriving in a Multiplatform World

Globalization 2.0 — Shifting Strategies for Materials, Machines, and Workers

Environmental and Social Responsibility — A New Stakeholder-Driven Imperative

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