Top 20 Metals & Mining Technology Solution Companies - 2015
When we think about Metals and Mining Industry, the first few things that we visualize in our mind are large trucks, big mines, heavy machinery combined with boilers, furnaces, and men in heavy protective gears. In contrast to this, the imagery of IT industry seems very sophisticated - AC rooms, well-dressed, employees sitting in front of shiny screens, and working. The relationship of IT and Mining industry is not made in heaven for sure. There are companies dedicatedly working to bring these two opposites into a strong bonding that is mutually beneficial and long lasting. The advancement in the IT industry, particularly in the area of Cloud, Wireless technology, Internet of Things and low power devices has enabled IT industry to provide services and products to Mining industry. These are aimed at optimizing productivity, minimizing the damage of assets, creating a safer work environment, and reducing and mitigating risks.
These technological solution providers have enabled the Mining companies to remain viable by furnishing products such as ERP focused on workforce management which overcomes the challenges faced by Mining companies in terms of training and managing an effective work force. But these solutions are not limited to front office management. For an effective mining sequence, it is important to have an action plan before drilling holes or excavating rocks. The software vendors have designed software to design, analyze, load and time underground long hole blasts.
In our selection, we looked at vendor’s capability to provide the technology solutions to Mining Industry, keeping a strong focus on how they address their customer’s occupational health, safety and environmental concerns. A distinguished panel of CEOs, CIOs, CMOs, VCs, analysts, and the CIO Review editorial board has selected top players from over three hundred companies.
We present to you CIOReview’s Most Promising Metals and Mining Technology Solutions Providers.