Data integration for information technology infrastructure in mining

Sean D Dessureault, Jim Porter, Michael Woodhall

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Abstract

Information and communication technology (ICT) is seen as a key source of future productivity improvements in mines. The information technology infrastructure (ITI) necessary to achieve these productivity improvements will come in the form of data integrated from multiple source systems throughout the mining value chain. Two pure approaches are available: supplier-controlled or operations-controlled data structures; each strategy has its own advantages and disadvantages. Case studies involving the South African mining industry are used to demonstrate the advantages of using hybrid-controlled data structures. Depending on the level of operational control, new skills are also necessary to be learnt by mining professionals including: information engineering; creating consistent and quality data; and process improvement techniques that use the integrated data for improving the operation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-56
Number of pages8
JournalCIM Bulletin
Volume97
Issue number1076
StatePublished - Jan 2004

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Keywords

  • Data integration
  • Information and communication technology (ICT)
  • Information technology infrastructure (ITI)
  • Mining value chain

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  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Metals and Alloys

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Data integration for information technology infrastructure in mining. / Dessureault, Sean D; Porter, Jim; Woodhall, Michael.

In: CIM Bulletin, Vol. 97, No. 1076, 01.2004, p. 49-56.

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Dessureault, SD, Porter, J & Woodhall, M 2004, 'Data integration for information technology infrastructure in mining', CIM Bulletin, vol. 97, no. 1076, pp. 49-56.
Dessureault, Sean D ; Porter, Jim ; Woodhall, Michael. / Data integration for information technology infrastructure in mining. In: CIM Bulletin. 2004 ; Vol. 97, No. 1076. pp. 49-56.
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