Matthew Oostveen, former IDC Director of Research forecasted the mines of the future to be “the seamless interconnection of a web of input and output sensors. The workforce will utilise simulated and augmented reality technology in a wearable format like we currently see within virtual reality company, Oculus Rift.”
“Mining companies need to ready themselves for the changes this technology will bring. Identifying the right strategy, equipment and time to implement will be critical for Australian operators. For this reason Resolute Equipment does extensive research into new technologies adopting those that are tried and true – that is, highly modern but supremely reliable equipment” says Shane Haley, General Manger of Resolute Equipment.
Like most industries facing digital disruption, looking for efficiency gains, cultivating innovative strategies and risking investment are all business as usual. With over half of the fortune 500 companies being either merged, acquired or replaced in the last decade by digitally savvy tech start-ups, no-one can ignore the changing business landscape.
Source: Mining Global | Robert Spence