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Martin Kimber, Managing mine site data, Proceedings of the 2022 Resource Operators Conference, University of Wollongong - Mining Engineering, February 2022, University of Southern Queensland, 198-205.


In a world of Digital Data, companies fail in utilizing efficiencies when using multiple storage locations for various departmental data. Companies collect data in various ways, if this is presented within an easy-to-use system it becomes information, leading to knowledge. It needs to be stored in an easily accessible system, and one that requires minimal training, otherwise an employee will not buy into the use of the system.

Often, common data is of interest to different departments. For example, Human Resources (HR) need personnel information, also do the Safety and Training department, but the data is not linked. Many other examples of duplication exist within their corporate structure, which if this data was shared, productivity would increase.

What is needed is a system that integrates all the data captured whilst allowing any employee to retrieve it quickly. By doing so the number of employees required to process data can be reduced, allowing those people to be gainfully employed in other duties with their ‘spare time’. This becomes a productivity gain for the company.

Realising this was a problem, software was developed with the aim of making it as versatile as possible and of course, easy to use.

The solution discussed below addresses this problem by providing various departments the ability to share the same data file across all network devices including mobile devices. It thus allows all users to access current information meeting their requirements. Furthermore, should any user require either the capture or the dissemination of different data, the database can be easily modified to their requirements.