How technology is bringing benefits to gold mines

How technology is bringing benefits to gold mines

16 Oct 2022
Tech Insights
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Precious metal mining strengthened by the pandemic

When the state of the economy stands on uncertain ground, the value of precious metals within the market often soars. This time is no different, with gold at the forefront of many people’s minds – particularly thanks to the large number of listed and private small cap and exploration companies that attracted significant investment and media coverage during the pandemic. 

Big names like Calidus, De Grey, and Barton Gold are prime examples of gold miners and explorers thriving, with investors seeking out places to get solid returns on small cap shares. Despite this, in the face of mining booms and boarder closures, these organisations are experiencing challenges in attracting and retaining the right staff to maximise their teams’ productivity.

Technology used in mining to support the mental health of workers

In today’s world, high-speed, uninterrupted internet is a must, especially in remote locations like the outback. With the extreme weather conditions and significant isolation, connection to the outside world is critical. In particular, the mental health of mining workers is supported by their ability to keep in touch with their families and community, and this is enabled by an optimised network infrastructure that keeps data, devices and apps running smoothly. For this exact purpose, Cloud Connect specialises in the design and installation of secure, scalable, fit-for-purpose networks that simultaneously support business plans for growth.

Efficient operations with optimised mining networks and traffic prioritisation

High speed networks that support mining technology with useful tools like real-time collaboration, cloud storage, and compute for mine mapping have been shown to increase the productivity of day to day operations. They also allow access to remote monitoring and tracking for head office, as well as real-time CCTV and physical security. Plus, camp operators can benefit from a strong ROI with BYO streaming services, instead of shelling out for expensive paid TV commercial contracts.

There’s no need to worry about these streaming services impacting business processes either. Networks with effective traffic prioritisation can make different allocations for workers and business operations. This means that workers streaming and calling on the network won’t interfere with important business functions or productivity tools that are dependent on the internet. Plus, with managed IT services from Cloud Connect, even if an issue does arise, our experts can work to resolve it before it becomes a major issue and provide job sites with uninterrupted connections.

Tailored, top end network solutions that support local businesses

We’re proud of the work we’ve done in Western Australia to support small caps and Tier 2 and 3 miners with optimised networks that facilitate entertainment and communication services for their staff, equal to any of the top sites. Add in the operational benefits for production staff, and the seamless connections these specially designed networks provide, the return on investment is a no brainer.

Let’s talk

Our smart network designs will build a strong foundation for your technology infrastructure. Whatever processes and operations you need your network to support we can make it happen, and our experienced service team will manage it on your behalf so you and your team can focus on what you do best. Ready to get started? Reach out to Cloud Connect today and unlock your business potential.

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If you would like to learn more about how Cloud Connect can help your business please fill out the form and our friendly team will be in touch shortly, or give us a call today on (08) 9481 4988.

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