4 Ways Predictive Analysis help CIOs to identify trends and perform...
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4 Ways Predictive Analysis help CIOs to identify trends and perform accordingly

By Enterprise Networking Mag | Friday, September 06, 2019

Predictive analytics helps enterprises in innumerable ways and  transforms the enterprise networking space.

FREMONT, CA: Networks are at the center of today's world. Knowing how the network is performing is critical not just for the technical teams but also for the operation of the business itself. The future is filled with all types of advancement in network and technological area. Day by day, the data collected in the cloud is enhancing, making the enterprises difficult to maintain the data from different sources as the network world is growing. As a result, enterprises opting for prediction analysis help in monitoring the network issues and take standard steps. It helps them get rid of the issues that are affecting the enterprise network. It is not possible to accurately forecast tomorrow's winning lottery number, but it is possible to anticipate various types of damages faced by the network and pull it straight out from the infancy stage itself. Network Analytics, in brief, involves the analysis of network data and statistics to identify trends and patterns. Once the issues are identified, the operators can take the next step and act on it. Organizations already understand the vital importance of network monitoring and have begun to apply cutting-edge tools, which are designed to do more than simply show how a network is improving.

Let's have a look at some of the advantages of predictive analytics.

1. Fraud detection under control

Fraud detection and prevention solutions will be in high demand. Fraud prevention is about connecting the data points to know and discover the potential fraudulent behavior before it starts to kick in. This all starts by finding the interactions between products, locations, and devices and later mapping these data points to certain users, customers, employees, or concerned authorities. This approach, in turn, connects vast quantities of knowledge with all people who have interacted with that knowledge. There are different types of detection method for different varieties of threat types. Each threat is different and needs to be challenged for fraud detection. Unhappy employees, hackers, and criminal elements are continually using advanced techniques. As a result, fraud detection techniques used in predictive analytics need to excel in its work by creating connections from raw data, later, discovering which interaction conveys potential fraudulent behavior. As cybersecurity becomes a growing concern, high potential and high-performance behavioral analytics observe all actions on a network in real-time to spot abnormalities that indicate fraud.

2. Reduction of Risk factor

As the organizations, all around the globe look upon reducing risks, which is associated based on the workforce, predictive analysis acts on it and proves to be a solution for enterprises' all-time favorite problem. One of the few reasons why predictive analytics is gaining enterprises' interest is because of its quick ability to scan through thousands of data sets and information. It is also due to its ability to identify and detect vulnerabilities. Predictive analytics in risk-reducing management help the enterprises in minimizing risks that damage brand value or will later result in further loss of companies' assets. When companies face an issue, managers often rely on the root cause of the problems.  But with the help of predictive analytics, authorities will be informed about the history and reason on how the issue happened. It can also assist by suggesting preventive measures to IT managers so that similar issues can be avoided in the future. Predictive Analytics will, in turn, enhance the growth of the enterprises. 

3. Optimized Marketing Campaigns

Predictive analytics helps businesses grab a better plan, develop, strategize, and implement more advanced and innovative marketing campaigns. The more the enterprises know about the trend in technology and network, the more successful the targeting of customers and messaging becomes. By integrating predictive analytics in enterprises, risks can be highly reduced because the decisions will be made based on the data, and not merely unproven predictions that rely on instincts and few educated guesses. Many enterprises use this technique to enhance their growth without having an impact on business profits. Predictive analytics are highly used by the organizations to determine customer responses or purchases, and also promotes cross-sell opportunities. The model helps the enterprises and their business attract, retain, and boost the growth of their most profitable customers. 

4. Upgraded Operations

Organizations, sometimes, have a huge amount of high-risk data from databases, websites, blogs, and social media channels. By leveraging risk analytics, firms are in a greater position to quantify, measure, and predict risk. Banks and other organizations lead the predictive analytics space by a new way to exploit transactional and behavioral customer data. By using the data, banks are able to increase accuracy, reach, and can also predict their risk models. Many other companies use these predictive models to forecast inventory and manage resources. An airline utilizes analytics to predict and decide on ticket prices. Hotels can predict the number of guests per night, maximize occupancy, and increase the hotel revenue. Predictive analytics helps organizations to function more efficiently.

When efficiently deployed, predictive analytics offer deep insights to an array of common and unique network issues, helping the operators handle everything from the policy settings and network control to security. To check the security issues, predictive analytics uses anomaly detection algorithms, find out the suspicious activities, and identify possible data breaches. Predictive analytics help organizations by comparing trends to infrastructure capabilities and alert thresholds. Having large volumes of high-quality data, the predictive analytics tool is able to have a broader perspective on the network leveraging machine learning to predict events and plan for the changes.

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