Tag Archive: Data management

23 May 2019 - Industry News, Event News, Business Management, Technology Partner by Alison Atkins

Digital transformation and the evolving mining tech ecosystem

When you’re immersed in a long-term project, it can be easy to forget how far you’ve come. That was driven home at the Digital Mine Conference held in Perth on 10-11 April 2019. It was an excellent opportunity to hear from the industry and Government about the current state of the digital mine, where we... View Article

07 Dec 2017 - GIM Suite – Technology, Business Management by Neil Quin

Coming out on top of the build vs. buy software debate

The ‘build or buy’ debate is nearly as old as technology itself. Most companies have a combination of in-house systems and commercial software, and this is true across industries regardless the size of the business or how long a business has been operating. Making the decision to build or buy can be tricky and the... View Article

08 Nov 2017 - Industry News, Event News

GIM masterminds discuss data challenges and opportunities at Calgary event

GIM masterminds came together at acQuire’s latest user event in Calgary on October 20, 2017 to discuss best-practice geoscientific data management in their companies. GIM Jam Masterminds are a place for GIM Suite users and administrators to meet and discuss how they use the software in their companies, provide feedback and learn about the latest... View Article

09 Oct 2017 - Industry News, Business Management, Podcast by Warren Carvey

Raising GIM Awareness: Geologists share best advice

Importance of data management practices Geoscientific data is a strategic asset to your company but only when it’s durable and easily accessible to everyone in your organisation. When the Geoscientific Information Management (GIM) discipline in an organisation is immature, your business does not get optimal value from your data. Certainly some people have experience dealing... View Article

28 Sep 2017 - Business Management, Nova Network by Stephen Alpers, BSc Geology

An early start in data management makes business sense

The case for getting an early start In one of our earlier newsroom posts, my colleague, Richard Rowe, discussed the fear of starting a data management project in mining. The reasons are many and all have merit. But delaying the start of a project can cost you time and money in the long run. Conversely,... View Article

15 Sep 2017 - Business Management, Podcast by Neil Quin

Calculating the ROI of your geological data technology

Getting approval for a technology expenditure often comes down to an issue of want and need. During boom times, no one is left wanting. During a downturn, it becomes harder to convince management to spend money. A recent guest on the GIM Channel podcast has a great formula for helping mining companies understand the value... View Article

01 Jun 2017 - Business Management by Richard Rowe

Why do we fear starting?

The resources industry, in particular, is known for lurching from boom to bust. This often leads to us exploring ways to capitalise on opportunities whilst reducing cost and risk, especially in the rough times. We have established one of the best ways to achieve both goals is through the introduction of technology. However, as good... View Article

04 May 2017 - Industry News, Business Management by Alison Atkins

Opinion: We are entering an optimistic, data driven phase

Leaving this year’s PDAC 2017 conference in Totonto left me feeling the industry is at the beginning of a new, positive phase. There seemed to be a new, cautious optimism amongst the attendees, fueled by forecasts of positive commodity price changes over the coming three years. SP Global forecasts only lead and iron ore will... View Article

14 Nov 2016 - Podcast by The acQuire Newsroom

The GIM Channel 01: The digital age of data in mining

Welcome to our first edition of acQuire’s new podcast – The GIM Channel. The GIM Channel will feature a series of 20 minute interviews and discussions from mining leaders, technologists and natural resource industry experts. Every two weeks we’ll deliver insights from guest speakers on people, process and technology for managing one of the natural... View Article

01 Jun 2016 - Business Management by Steve Mundell

How better data management gives better mining results

The promise of using data to help make business decisions spans every modern industry in the world. If you listen to the pundits, they’ll say you can expect greater insights to assist with fast, razor-sharp decisions. While this idea is incredibly seductive, the reality of managing that data, especially mining data, is difficult. There’s no... View Article

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