Australian IT consulting and services provider Ajilon, in partnership with Microsoft, has developed a business analytics platform to help Australian mining firm Roy Hill harness business analytics to optimise their existing business processes and analyse new initiatives, to both increase productivity and reduce costs across its operations.
The BI platform, built on Microsoft Azure, provides a secure, scalable and cost-effective solution that will enable Roy Hill to combine data from many sources including supply chain information, operations data and mobile data from the field data. Data scientists and engineers at Roy Hill will be able to process, augment and visualise data in order to discover valuable, real-time business insights.
“We are very proud of what we have delivered for the client,” said Peter Hawkins, director of solutions and industry, Ajilon. “As with any leading edge solution it was not all easy but due to the collaborative nature of the partnership, we have been able to deliver a fantastic outcome and a first in Australia,” he added.
The platform uses Internet of Things (IoT) technology to stream near real-time sensor data from mobile assets to accelerate the analysis process. Its ability to process vast amounts of data enables data scientists and engineers to use self-serve visualisation tools, develop predictive algorithms and combine information from disparate sources to deliver real value to their business operations.
“The Azure-based business analytics platform has proven capable of processing vast amounts of data [big data], streaming analytics [IoT], as well as visual analytics, data science and model management, all from a single technology stack,” said Jeremy Dennis, national analytics lead, Ajilon.