Mines using standardized information technology throughout mining life cycle (called as smart or intelligent mine) could help restore the reputation of the industry and align interests of investors, environmentalist and the communities in which mines operate. The application of information technology is happening at every phase of the mining value chain, from exploration and geological modeling to equipment, operations and maintenance, and logistics and transportation. Innovative hand held units allow field data to be captured and automatically down loaded when the unit is docked, eliminating human error during data transfer. The information has to be accurate and it has to be the right information; it needs to be easy to access and needs to be available fast. Examples are given wherein integrated environmental monitoring system has been applied or where drilling and blasting data can be used with predictors before blasting.