Information technology in mining: An overview of the Mining IT User Group

Gold 2003
M.G. Lipsett, Syncrude Canada Ltd., Edmonton, Alberta
Abstract The Mining Information Technology User Group considers information to be a strategic enabler to improved business performance in mining. This ad hoc group has been meeting since 2000 to share knowledge and leverage their efforts in effectively using IT in mining. In this paper, core issues to mining IT are reviewed, along with initiatives to engage industry professionals and decision-makers in the potential for improved use of information in their operations.
Keywords: Information technology, Interoperability, Integration, Automation, Control.

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