Do not invest in any mining technology until you read this!
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Posted December 18, 2020 by Benjamin Kissi

Do not invest in any mining technology until you read this!

“Modern technology has become a total phenomenon for civilization, the defining force of a new social order in which an efficiency is no longer an option but a necessity imposed on all human activity.” Jacques Ellul

Information Technology is used as a strategic tool for companies to enhance their competitive advantages at a time when uncertainty is increasing [1]. The use of information technology has become more imperative due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Businesses need to adopt various technological strategies to operate, mitigate the spread, and stay profitable. Safety is one of the most important values in the mining industry and mining companies should strive to make their work environment and processes safe in this period of COVID-19.

Up until now, mining companies mostly invested in technologies that are directly focused on

  1. Pit operations such as fleet management systems
  2. Planning software
  3. Equipment collision systems
  4. Mineral exploration systems etc.

There seems to be little attention given to daily activities that go on within and among its employees. Some of these activities include

  • Sharing of hardcopy payslips,
  • Leave requests letters,
  • Meals management
  • Vehicle daily checklist,
  • Field equipment worksheet etc

Most of these activities are considered auxiliary to the mining operations. With the threat of COVID-19, these so-called auxiliary activities could be a major spread of COVID-19 among the employees of mining companies. Hence the urgent need to rethink smarter ways to automate most of these operations for efficiency and safety of employees.

Paperless Office


Most manual administrative processes in mining companies can be streamlined and made safe through the use of a paperless system. A paperless system will enable easy distribution of documents and information through digital channels. Field equipment worksheets can easily be filled through mobile devices and synchronized with the paperless system, payslips can be shared with employees via text. A paperless system also helps in easily storing, managing, and retrieving information.

Reducing the use of paper in your business processes can help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in your workplace and promote the safety of your employees, since [2]. Minex360 has been helping mining companies to eliminate paperwork and manual processes.

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Mining support services

mining services Many firms and mining companies outsource functions or operations that are not part of their core competencies. Mining companies that outsource support services to mining support partners can focus on their core competence which is mining. Outsourcing over the years has proven to be beneficial, hence mining companies need to develop an outsourcing culture [3].

One of the leading names in the mining industry you can trust with outsourcing your technical support services to; is Minex 360 Services. They have years of experience in the mining industry, business practices, and expertise in delivering complex outsourcing projects to some of the top mining companies in West Africa. Hence, they deliver excellent service due to their immense knowledge in the mining industry.

Minex 360 provides the following mining support services:

  • 24/7 onsite technical support for mining tech.
  • Fatigue management & monitoring
  • Collision avoidance system/support
  • Fleet management system/support
  • Fleet management optimization & training services
  • IT infrastructure setup and audit
  • Wireless network design, deployment, and support
  • Cybersecurity implementation

If you would like to know more about Minex 360 support services, you can contact us here:

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If you are a mining company looking to invest in new mining systems or you have an existing system that is not delivering the expected results, we can partner with you to ensure you get the best value out of your investments. As your mining tech partner, we will help you get the best system and also eliminate paperwork from your operations. Companies that use Minex have recorded significant gains such as zero onsite accidents and 99.99% system availability and usage.

Another area in which Minex 360 Services excel is the ability to meet all your IT infrastructure needs. For services such as cybersecurity, infrastructure setup, cloud server migration, and IT infrastructure audit, Minex 360 provides top-notch solutions that deliver real value.