07.29.2016Enterprise Tech

Enterprise Technology Spotlight: NFV, Predictive Analytics and Pokémon Go

By: Grainne Colgan

This week we have an array of stories to share with you, from the importance of network functions virtualization (NFV), to the rising trend of using predictive analytics to combat cybercrime. And because everyone seems to be talking about Pokémon Go we walk through the current security concerns about the game and the lessons that can be applied to the enterprise.

Read the full stories below:

Why network function virtualization matters

Network services delivery is rapidly changing due to the demands customers, devices and services have on the current network. It is shifting towards a virtualized model to enable businesses to create and offer new applications and services, and to deliver better performance, agility and flexibility. (Computer Weekly)

How predictive analytics discovers a data breach before it happens

Predictive analytics is finding its way into the cybersecurity space to help determine the probability of cyberattacks against organizations, and to set up defences before cybercriminals reach their perimeters. Does this mean the end of the traditional approach to fighting cybercrime? (Tech Crunch)

Get your security basics rights

Verizon’s Prashant Gupta discusses the security issues faced by consumers and enterprises around Pokémon Go.  Prashant emphasises that it isn’t just individuals but the enterprise that should be mindful of basic security. He advises organizations to review mobile device management (MDM) applications and “bring your own device” (BYOD) to work policies. (Business World India)