Identifying and pinpointing potential network failures and performance issues has long been a matter of educated guesswork, but an emerging generation of predictive analytics tools promises to bring greater accuracy to network reliably forecasts, allowing staff to address and remedy specific issues even before they can even begin affecting network operations.

Predictive analytics is a game-changer, giving CIOs the ability to literally look into the future. “There is a growing need for networks to adapt to dynamic application demands as well as address dynamically to special events, seasonality and so on,” says Diomedes Kastanis, head of technology and innovation for Ericsson. “Although we have a lot of automation systems and rules to manage and operate networks, it still it not enough to cope with the intense changing environment and proactively adapt to changing demands.”

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Predictive analytics: Your key to preventing network failures