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Building Resiliency for Mining: Technology Priorities for Recovery

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Building Resiliency for Mining: Technology Priorities for Recovery
Published: June 24, 2020 Content info: 17 Pages
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This IDC Perspective provides baseline guidance for resilience building within an organisation's digital transformation (DX) road map, including a selection of use cases that are essential for the current pandemic-stricken world. It also includes breaking the plan into time horizons to ensure that they are manageable and achievable."Being a cyclical industry, the mining sector regularly sees downturns that cast doubt over multiple operations. Although this can be somewhat predictable, events such as the global financial crisis (GFC) and now the COVID-19 pandemic can cause global chaos and upend the industry without warning. Imbuing an organisation's DX road map with resilience will help the company weather any crisis that it may find itself in," says Ben Kirkwood, senior research manager, IDC Worldwide Mining Insights.

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Product Code: AP46398720

Executive Snapshot

Situation Overview

  • Building Operational Resiliency: What Are the Technology Focus Areas Required to Flatten the Curve?
  • Taking a Road Map-Based Approach to Survive the Curve
  • Short Term: Stabilising the Business and Business Continuity
    • Supporting Workers' Health
    • Shifting to Home-Based Working at Scale and Dealing with Reduced Productivity
    • Business Continuity and the Requirement to Reconfigure Operations
      • Government-Mandated Shutdowns and Border Closures
      • Reconfiguring Operations - Minimal Support Operation/Care and Maintenance
      • Short-Term Technology Priorities
  • Midterm: Preparing for the Downturn
    • Automation
    • Operational Visibility
    • Asset and Maintenance
    • Medium-Term Technology Priorities
  • Long Term: Preparing for Recovery
    • Building on the Short- and Medium-Term Technology Investment Made
      • Control Centre and Automation Investments
      • IoT, Cloud, and Edge Investments
    • Focus Use Cases to Build Resilient Operations

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