Innovation has become an almost overused buzzword but, of course, innovation is nothing new and there are many examples of highly innovative companies throughout history. However, the pace of change of technology has seen an increased focus on innovation across all industries in recent times. 

The current challenges in the resource sector mean that mining companies need to aggressively pursue opportunities to cut costs and improve productivity, and innovation is key to those efforts. Successful METS companies are highly innovative and are collaborating with miners to provide these solutions. 

It is great to see Telstra join in and focus on providing the tools to enable miners to embrace technology and use of data on mine sites.