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Mining Technology: Forming Long-Term, Strategic Partnerships Beats “Shiny Object Syndrome”

Rapidly advancing technology is one of the hallmarks or our current society and business environment. When used correctly, technology offers many benefits, making things better, safer, faster, more efficient, and easier to control in many industries.

Mining is a good example of this trend, with technology being used to drive massive process improvements, especially in areas like:

  • Safety management
  • Geotechnical, hydrological, and other types of monitoring
  • Productivity management and improvement
  • Communications
  • Monitoring and control of environmental factors like air quality, the presence of toxic or flammable gasses, etc.

Technological development in mining also changes and advances constantly, with new solutions and products being developed all the time. Newer niche technology companies especially are always finding new solutions to old problems, and ways to make newer practices and processes better.

Although this type of innovation is mostly a good thing, it does carry with it the risks of miners being sucked into “shiny object syndrome” (SOS) or buying solutions for problems they don’t really have, or do have but would be better solved with an alternate solution.

Navigating the landscape of technological solutions can be tricky, especially for miners whose focus is, as it should be, running a safe and efficient mine, rather than keeping up with all the latest and greatest developments and new technology products and solutions.

At Ramjack, we don’t just try to sell you a product and then walk away. Instead, we focus on long-term partnerships and helping our clients choose and implement the right solutions so they can solve real, high-priority problems and get the most bang for their technology investment buck.

We offer a range of services to help you, including:

  • Technology selection assistance
  • Technology road maps
  • Solution design and sales
  • Deployment services
  • Operational services
  • Technology support

Contact us now to find out more about how we can help you find your way through the complicated maze of available technology solutions available to miners.