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Cisco, Snowden offer new mining 'template'

Costs, complexity, control and consolidation have all been important buzzwords connecting mining, computing and communications in the past 10-15 years. Cisco Systems’ Stuart Bell says ‘collaboration’ is the operative ‘c’ word right now.

Bell, who spent 10 years with Western Mining Corporation and a similar amount of time at SAP, says other ‘c’s’ haven’t necessarily diminished in importance.