- A new report from Deloitte predicts six major analytics trends that will impact businesses in 2016, including cybersecurity, the talent gap and IoT.
- When it comes to cybersecurity, Deloitte said it uses more analytics and is becoming better funded among its customers.
- Deloitte also found organizations are increasingly using predictive approaches for threat intelligence and monitoring.
Organizations are no longer just reacting to security threats, according to John Lucker, principal, Deloitte Consulting.
"With cybersecurity and the analytics around it, it's very important to be more on the offense and not on the defense," said Lucker, in an interview with Network World. "It’s more about using analytics and cognitive computing and machine learning approaches to figure out ways to predict not only where companies are vulnerable, but also how different known vulnerabilities might morph into new vulnerabilities."
Cybersecurity is key in all the trends Deloitte identified for 2016, Lucker said. For example, organizations in the past may have overlooked that systems storing Big Data and IoT data weren't designed from the ground up with security in mind.
“But it becomes increasingly apparent as these initiatives move from test beds to production,” he said.
Another trend Deloitte identified pertains to retaining analytical talent. Lucker pointed to the 2015 MIT Sloan Management Review, which found that “40 percent of companies struggle with finding the talent they need.”