One of the most significant business challenges faced by mining companies today is connectivity.
That’s certainly the view held by David Heppenstall, chief information technology officer and head of global infrastructure at one of the world’s largest mining firms - Anglo American.
Explains David: “We work in the remotest corners of the globe, like 3,500 metres up in the Chilean Andes or hard to reach parts of Africa. It means we face connectivity challenges seldom found in other industries.”
A few years ago, as part of its worldwide IT strategy, Anglo American struck a global managed services deal with BT. At the heart of the contract was the creation of a single BT IP Connect global infrastructure.