INFLUENCE OF IT ON PRODUCTIVITY IN MINING INDUSTRY (CASE STUDY: RIO TINTO)
Global economic uncertainty has led to a decline in mining commodity prices recently. This condition has prompted mining companies to take strong steps to improve their productivity. The role of Information Technology has been studied for many years as one of the important factors for improving productivity and business performance. The purpose of this paper is to study how IT capabilities as innovation drivers in improving organizational efficiency and productivity in the mining industry. Emerging technologies have the potential to open-up a new way to manage and direct mining operations more efficiently to increase productivity, reduce costs and maximize profit.
Information Technology, Productivity, Innovation, Business Performance.