Three key words are shaping the future of the mining industry: cloud, connectivity and convergence. The integration of these ‘three Cs’ not only improves productivity, but also helps other strategic elements, such as sustainability and security. The development of new wireless connectivity technologies with a higher bandwidth allows for the carrying of data and applications to the cloud, providing access to real-time information through mobile devices, an important improvement in processes. Miguel Tapia, Industry Principal for Mills and Mining at SAP, says companies already leverage significant technological support, but there are still instrumental processes lacking interoperability. “At SAP, we
offer innovative solutions for the mining sector allowing the integration of management processes, including mobility tools,” he said.
Source: El Mercurio (Chile) – 29/10/2013