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Could your applications be limiting the best use of your expensive mining data?

[fa icon="calendar'] 03/01/18 08:30 / by Peter Nathan posted in Mining

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At the end of last year, we hosted two webinars for a select group of mining industry experts relating to the ubiquitous data management problems experienced by mines globally. The first webinar identified the typical problems experienced by Mineral Resource Management (MRM) departments relating to data quality and the management of data, the second proposed a solution to these problems.

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A year of support for Daisy Chain

[fa icon="calendar'] 21/12/17 15:26 / by Team360 posted in Datum360 Insider, Datum360 Community News

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In December 2016, the Datum360 team nominated Daisy Chain as our local chosen charity for 2017. The charity provides a haven for children and their families who are affected by autism. The charity is also close to our head office, they have an impressive site in Norton, Stockton on Tees, in the form of a 5.5-acre farm with a variety of activities and facilities for children with autism (along with their families and carers) to enjoy in a safe environment. 

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I have seen the CFIHOS RDL. The Journey from philosophy to reality ...

[fa icon="calendar'] 26/09/17 13:49 / by Lin Whitworth posted in CFIHOS (Capital Facilities Information Handover)

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Last week I spent two days in Amersfoort with 53 members of CFIHOS. The Capital Facilities Information Handover Specification project conference was an energetic and knowledgeable forum. The commitment to build a pragmatic Reference Data Library or Class Library to support handover was apparent. The event was held at ISVW.

ISVW is a school for philosophers, and although the school was a great venue, I could not help thinking that CFIHOS has largely passed the philosophical phase and the flavour of this meeting was implementation.

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Find out how digital technology can reduce risk and cost in our next webinar

[fa icon="calendar'] 07/09/17 11:00 / by Team360 posted in Our Webinars, SaaS News and Views

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Our next live webinar is about using digital technology to reduce risk and cost for operating assets. In 30 minutes, we will demonstrate how Datum360's methodology and technology can help you to understand the compliance and completeness of your Engineering Information and ultimately support better decision making for your assets. 
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Can GIGO be overcome - Managing mining data quality and the Management of Change

[fa icon="calendar'] 18/08/17 14:23 / by Peter Nathan posted in SaaS News and Views, Mining

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A line in the Dire Straits’ classic Telegraph Road goes something like “Then came the lawyers and then came the rules”. Is the sequence significant? Cause/effect? Do we need lawyers to manage the rules, or do we need rules to manage the lawyers? 

When personal computing began it took a while for the concept of a “database” to be developed, but as soon as it was, it was very closely followed by the concept of GIGO. The sequence (cause and effect) also being particularly significant. GIGO of course, refers to that particularly database centric phrase, Garbage In, Garbage Out. So, do we have garbage because we have databases, or do we simply have databases so that we can manage the garbage? The real question is: do we really have to have the garbage?

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We've got our running shoes on for Daisy Chain!

[fa icon="calendar'] 09/08/17 07:00 / by Team360 posted in Datum360 Insider

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Training is underway for four of the team at Datum360 who are taking part in running events in August and September for our 2017 chosen charity, Daisy Chain.

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