Categories for Business Management

02 Sep 2020 - GIM Suite – Technology, Business Management by Melissa Wareham

How to calculate the ROI of your geological data management software

Determining the ROI of geological data management software is no small task. Unlike with other corporate-grade enterprise software, there’s no widespread agreement in the mining industry about the best way to determine the value of geoscientific data. Data management software is still mostly viewed as an expense and not as an enterprise-wide tool for making... View Article

17 Aug 2020 - GIM Suite – Technology, Business Management by Alison Atkins

Mining in 2020: Resilience is key to success

I look forward to the Mine report from PwC every year. This year, more than ever, the health and wellbeing of our industry are front of mind as we address the many challenges presented by COVID-19. I’m encouraged by the findings which point to a resilient and resourceful industry. Mine 2020 marks PwC’s 17th annual... View Article

04 Aug 2020 - GIM Suite – Technology, Business Management by Warren Carvey

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

The ‘build or buy’ debate for mining software 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 of the size of the business or how long a mine site has been in operation. When it comes to geological data... View Article

03 Aug 2020 - GIM Suite – Technology, Business Management

How geoscience data can shape the future of mining

Better data, from more sources, and in a shorter time frame – it’s what we all want. But is it possible or is it even practical for the mining industry to expect it any time soon? We think so, but let’s face it, more data also means more data management problems. And yet, data collection... View Article

20 Jul 2020 - GIM Suite – Technology, Business Management

5 ways the right software delivers more from your geological data

If you’re feeling like the world is in upheaval, that’s because it is. A global pandemic and social unrest spilling across borders is throwing the mining industry more curve balls than a baseball game in extra innings. In the midst of this commotion, geology managers are reacting to ensure projects continue with as few interruptions... View Article

04 Jun 2020 - GIM Suite Learning, GIM Suite – Technology, Business Management

Master new technology features with acQuire’s GIM Suite Learning

acQuire recently released a raft of new features across web and mobile in the latest version of its geoscience data management software, GIM Suite 4.2. Geologists and samplers working in the field or in the pit can now take advantage of new mobile data capture capabilities contained in the acQuire Arena app, helping them collect... View Article

30 Apr 2020 - GIM Suite – Technology, Business Management

How a Kinross Gold collaboration delivered a new mobile data capture solution

Kinross Gold has been looking for a mobile solution for blasthole sampling they can trust. As a long-time GIM Suite user, they welcomed the opportunity to work with acQuire on the development of a new mobile data capture solution for the GIM Suite 4.2 release. It meant Kinross Gold could provide direct feedback on how... View Article

22 Apr 2020 - GIM Suite – Technology, Business Management

Why a mobile app beats a web app every time

Having a mobile app is nothing new. In fact, it’s become the norm for mining software companies to offer an app to enhance the user experience for their customers. Not all apps are created equal, though, and it’s useful to know the difference between a mobile app and a web app. Geologists, pit workers or... View Article

01 Apr 2020 - Event News, Business Management, Podcast

The GIM Channel: Data – How is it leading the change in people, process and technology across the mining industry?

Technological innovation is being driven by one of our most important underlying assets – data. We are seeing an explosion of data collection and use in the mining industry from a multitude of sources. But are we using it to the best of our ability? How is it helping increase productivity and minimise costs across... View Article

17 Mar 2020 - Industry News, Event News, Business Management

PDAC highlights rocky outlook for mineral exploration in 2020

PDAC highlights rocky outlook for mineral exploration in 2020 Attendance expectations were down in the days leading up to PDAC 2020, as world events started to have greater impact leading up to the convention. However, the first day was optimistically busy with a healthy crowd of attendees visiting the opening ceremonies, trade shows and investors... View Article

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