New App Looks to Improve Collaboration in the Mining Industry
2014 was not a great year for the mining industry. It suffered from record low commodity prices and endured global stagnation with hits to productivity and profitability. In general, it struggled to find its groove.
The industry is searching for answers. On the list of possible solutions is collaboration.
“By working together, universities and industries can advance mutual interests and serve their communities,” said Samuel Frimpong, Professor and Chair of the Department of Mining and Nuclear Engineering at the Missouri University of Science and Technology.
“These two organizations can work together through collaborative research opportunities where each entity provides talent and resources to solve problems for a desired cause.”
From partnerships with universities to interactions with rival companies, collaboration is expected to play a pivotal role in helping mining companies succeed in the future. In addition, it will also help to better serve employees.
The likes of Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn have all been essential for miners to stay connected. However, not everyone in the field of mining has time to switch through various networks to stay up-to-date with people and professionals that matter most.
Welcome to businessfriend, a simple and attractive app that allows users to easily execute all business and social affairs in one powerful, mobile-first platform.
“On any given day, the typical young professional can have as many as five platforms open to get them through their day,” said Glen White, Founder and CEO of businessfriend.
“We offer one complete forum that enables constant connectivity for optimal business communications. One mobile app, one desktop, any device – no more juggling apps.”
Key features include video chat, IM, and free VoIP calls, up to two gigabytes of free Cloud storage, Digidex™contact management system, document downloading and sharing, social feed, connectivity to colleagues and peers without sharing personal contact information, easy sign-up and much more.
The app made its official debut earlier this year launching at CES 2015 in Las Vegas. Watch the podcast here.
For the mining industry to improve in 2015, more collaboration and technology is imperative, and the term "Loose lips sinks ships" is no longer applicable.
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