With the modern mine generating vast amounts of data from monitoring devices, the challenge for the industry is deriving actionable insights from it. However, data is often held in disparate systems leading to poor collaboration and worsening project productivity.
The flexible data storage capabilities of the cloud have eliminated overprovisions of IT infrastructure, and cloud data storage is sold on demand. This centralised and scalable system has alleviated the pressure put upon on-premise server centres as embedded sensors in mines and mining assets generate more data than ever before. Miners can have ubiquitous access to this data and use cloud software and services to generate productivity-boosting insights and refining safety management systems. This is making many companies switch to cloud computing for mining.
Leading miners using cloud computing for mining
The leading industry adopters of varying cloud technologies are Vale, Anglo American, AngloGold Ashanti, Teck Resources, Freeport, McMoRan, Newcrest, Rio Tinto, Komatsu, Barrick Gold, BHP, Resolute Mining, and Fortescue Metals.
Discover the leading cloud computing companies in mining
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Amongst the leading suppliers of cloud computing for mining include AVEVA, Bentley Systems, Constellation Software, Dassault Systemes, DataCloud, Emerson, Ericsson, Petra Data Science, Nokia and IFS.
Future of cloud computing in mining
GlobalData forecasts that the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of spending on cloud computing in the mining industry will be 9% between 2019 and 2024, with revenues expected to rise from $958m in 2019 to $1.bn by 2024.
Mining companies began tentatively adopting cloud computing over a decade ago, but in recent years the importance of the cloud in the industry has grown. More companies are adopting cloud-first strategies, indicating the long-term importance of cloud computing mining solutions in improving productivity. Adopting the cloud, and using it effectively with other technologies, will ensure a leading position for a company in the coming years. Many mining companies are switching to cloud computing as a greater number of providers offer powerful software and cutting edge technologies.