South Africa Mining Sector ICT Spending Report 2015-2019

May 14, 2015, 15:39 ET from Research and Markets

DUBLIN, May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

Dublin - Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "ICT Spend in South Africa: Mining Sector" report to their offering.

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This research service provides an analysis of ICT spend by the mining sector in South Africa. The objective of the study is to contextualize ICT investment within the sector across 8 categories: cellular connectivity, cloud services, data centres, fixed and non-cellular connectivity, IT hardware, managed services, systems integration, and sector-specific technologies.

The analysis includes an overview of the mining sector, drivers and restraints, and technology trends driving investment in ICT, highlighting both the current and future spend from 2015 to 2019. The base year for analysis is 2014.

Similar to the global industry, the South African mining sector has experienced a significant decrease in profitability over the past years.

Technology and innovation are crucial to producing sustainable mining operations. Integrated mining options and new technology developments are needed to manage costs, ensure production optimisation, and drive overall efficiency within the industry.

The main risks identified by mining companies in South Africa in 2014 were labour relations, sustainable business plans or budgets, volatility of metal prices and exchange rates, infrastructure access and capacity, and the regulatory, political, and legal environment.

Data centre refers to the provision of offsite data centre facilities that consist of ICT infrastructure components such as racks, servers, and power and network connections, for example, network access server, firewall, authentication-authorisation-accounting server, colocation services, managed services, router, hub, concentrator, backup batteries, backup generators, and air conditioners.

Key Topics Covered:

1. ICT Spend in South Africa: Mining Sector

2. Research Overview

3. Market Definitions

4. Overview of the Mining Sector

5. ICT in the Mining Sector

6. ICT Spend in the Mining Sector

7. Drivers and Restraints

8. The Last Word

9. Appendix

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