Tag Archive: Data management

18 May 2021 - GIM Suite – Technology by Darren Valin

Are you getting optimal value from your geological information?

How important is your geological data? It might sound like a rhetorical question, but it’s worth doing a quick analysis to determine whether you’re giving it the respect it deserves. The way you approach geoscientific information management (GIM) can make a difference between building foundational assets for your mine or exploration project or expending your... View Article

24 Nov 2020 - GIM Suite Learning, GIM Suite – Technology

Five ways to get more from your GIM software investment

If you use GIM Suite, you’ll know the benefits to keeping your geoscientific data organised in a single repository so your entire organisation is working from a single source of truth. Data validations and business rules help keep data clean, and automations make your workflows quicker and less labour-intensive. When GIM Suite connects with third-party... View Article

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

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

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 Feb 2020 - Industry News, Event News, GIM Suite – Technology

Make sure to visit us at PDAC 2020

The acQuire team is heading to Toronto! The annual trek to Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) annual international convention is one of the highlights on our calendar, even though our Perth crowd have to forgo sun and sand for snow and ice. (In all seriousness, we love it.) This year we’re particularly excited... View Article

21 Jan 2020 - Industry News, GIM Suite – Technology, Business Management by Alison Atkins

Managing risk with the help of geoscientific data

Every year EY makes an assessment of the risks facing the mining and metals industry. Paul Mitchell, EY Global Mining & Metals leader, details those risks and forecasts the Top 10 business risks and opportunities – 2020. There were a lot of industry fluctuations in 2019 highlighting the challenge miners face in managing ongoing disruption.... View Article

22 Jul 2019 - Industry News, Nova Network

New mining consultancies welcomed into acQuire’s global Nova Network

New mining consultancies welcomed into acQuire’s global Nova Network. acQuire is pleased to welcome two new businesses into its global Nova Network – eBooting and Stantec. The acQuire Nova Network is a collaboration between acQuire and mining industry consultants to provide geoscientific data management solutions, using acQuire products for the delivery of services. eBooting eBooting... View Article

03 Jul 2019 - GIM Suite – Technology

Healthy geoscience data critical piece of puzzle for copper miner

Tritton Resources Limited (Tritton) is a fully owned subsidiary to Aeris Resources Limited. Chris Raymond, Tritton’s Exploration Superintendent, is in charge of a small team working to ensure the long-term future for the company at their operation in central New South Wales. Using acQuire’s GIM Suite to its fullest potential is a critical piece of... View Article

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

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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