Bullseye! Arrow on target with Splunk award and ambitious plans for 2016 and beyond

BullseyeEarlier this year, Splunk had its Global Partner Summit in Las Vegas. We had hundreds of partners attend the three day event that was integrated with Splunk’s SKO. Arrow won the “Worldwide Distribution Partner of the Year” award and Arrow Sweden won the equivalent EMEA award.

 

The relationship with Arrow has gone from strength to strength and is a core part of Splunk’s business in EMEA. In our last EMEA partner spotlight we recently showcased the customer success that our partner Moviri have had in Italy and in this blog post we wanted to highlight the great work between Splunk and Arrow in EMEA.

 

Arrow work with a large number of technology providers and the relationship with Splunk …

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The Big Data Campaign Trail

Screen Shot 2016-08-26 at 4.48.59 PMToday Splunk announced the results of a Public Sector IT research project, The Big Data Campaign Trail – Every Data Point Matters for Better IT Operations.

Having been in IT Operations for a couple of decades now, I found the insights very interesting because I believe agencies and educational institutions are going through a fundamental digital transformation which is bringing them to a crossroads.   As an architect who works with our public sector customers’ daily I want to share my thoughts on the results over a series of three blogs.  This first one will highlight the major findings, while the following two will offer some insights based on my experiences that I hope you find helpful and actionable.

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Splunk at Cardinal Health: Business Innovation Behind the Healthcare Supply Chain

cardinal-health-large-logoThe healthcare supply chain consists of multiple independent agents that include hospitals, doctors and many other stakeholders. The continued shift from volume-based reimbursement to value-based care is bringing the importance on the supply chain to the forefront.

Backed by nearly 100 years of experience, Cardinal Health connects patients, providers, payers, pharmacists and manufacturers for integrated care coordination and better patient management. Cardinal Health is an essential link in the healthcare innovation supply chain, supporting partners with more than 37,000 employees in nearly 60 countries worldwide.

For more than three years, Cardinal Health has trusted Splunk Enterprise to help ensure operational performance across its mission-critical e-commerce platform that customers depend on for health service and product purchases.

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Splunk Named a Leader in Gartner SIEM Magic Quadrant for the Fourth Straight Year

Gartner has published the 2016 Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management and Splunk was named a leader for the fourth straight year.

In the report, Gartner placed Splunk in the Leaders quadrant and positioned Splunk furthest overall for completeness of vision.

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Our security portfolio, including Splunk® Enterprise and the Splunk Enterprise Security solves basic, advanced and emerging SIEM use cases to dramatically accelerate the detection, investigation of advanced threats and attacks and to rapidly respond and remediate them by providing security intelligence from all security relevant data that is collected across IT, the business, and the cloud.

A growing number of organizations are using Splunk Enterprise Security to augment, replace and go beyond their legacy SIEM deployments.…

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Introducing Splunk App for Akamai v1.1

I am excited to announce the availability of Splunk App for Akamai v1.1. The updated app and associated add-on are available on Splunkbase.com and delivers new features and functionality to collect and analyze events from the Akamai Cloud Monitor Service.

Akamai’s Cloud Monitor service is a real-time, push API service that delivers critical transaction data from Akamai’s Intelligent Platform to your big data, analytics, or monitoring environments. Cloud Monitor provides real-time insight into a wide range of data captured as global users interact with your web properties – including basic transaction details, network and client performance metrics, security alerts, network stats, location data, and cookie information.

To enable data collection you have to subscribe to the cloud monitor service provided …

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2016-17 SplunkTrust applications open now!

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The first year of the SplunkTrust is coming to a close, and it’s almost time to select members for the 2016-2017 year!  Applications will open this coming Friday, July 29th and close on Friday, August 19th.

What has the SplunkTrust been up to?

Over the past year, the 2015-16 SplunkTrust membership have shared their knowledge and enthusiasm with countless Splunk Community members around the world.  In addition to their presence on Splunk Answers and in our User Groups, check out the recordings of the monthly Virtual .conf session program the membership put together (by the time you read this, there will be at least one more). You can also find a number of excellent blog posts from the SplunkTrust membership here: http://blogs.splunk.com/author/splunktrust/

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Detecting and Responding to the Accidental Breach

Hello All,

Splunk recently commissioned analyst firm IDC to conduct research in EMEA into how capable organizations are at protecting and responding to hapless user activity. The research questioned 400 organizations across the region, producing some really valuable insights.

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At a time when security breaches are inevitable, one of the primary threat vectors is what IDC calls the hapless user. It isn’t a case of the user being stupid – it’s because attacks are getting far better at tricking users into unintentionally clicking on the wrong link or opening attachments which they shouldn’t.

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In the IDC report you can find out about the threats that companies are most worried about in EMEA, what security technologies they are using and what …

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Groupon Standardizes on Splunk Solutions

SM_Share_Twitter_Groupon_102Whether it’s a tempting all-inclusive vacation package or taking advantage of an amazing deal on dinner for two, Groupon’s exciting offers continue to push me to discover new things. The global online and mobile marketplace has been one of our valued customers here at Splunk for five years, and we like to think that during that time we’ve helped Groupon discover a few things as well.

Like many of our retail and e-commerce customers, Groupon relies on the Splunk platform to gain insight into massive amounts of machine data. Now, Groupon has agreed to a multi-year Enterprise Adoption Agreement (EAA) for Splunk Enterprise and Splunk Enterprise Security (ES) that will enable it to gain Operational Intelligence across multiple teams …

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2016 State of DevOps Report: Release 200x and Recover 24x Faster

D1339Sponsor_Graphics_600x300I am happy to announce that Splunk is a proud sponsor of  2016 State of DevOps 2016 Report authored by our technology partner Puppet and DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA). With more than 4,600 responses from IT professionals around the world, this report is one of the most comprehensive in the industry. It examines important trends in the DevOps community today. Key results include:

  • High-performing organizations deploy 200x more frequently than low performers, with 2,555x faster lead times and 24x faster recovery times
  • High performers spend 22% less time on unplanned work and rework, and 29% more time on new work than low performers
  • High performers spend 50% less time remediation security issues than low performers
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Splunk named to LinkedIn Top Attractors List

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At Splunk, we pride ourselves on our innovative, fun, and unique company culture. For nine consecutive years, the San Francisco Business Times has named Splunk one of the “Best Places to Work” in the Bay Area. I couldn’t be more excited to share the news that today, Splunk has been named to the Linkedin Top Attractors List as one of the top 40 companies in the U.S. at attracting and keeping top talent, according to LinkedIn data.

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Our HR organization holds the employees we represent and the company we serve in extremely high regard. Clearly, we think that we have a pretty good thing going over here. So when we share recognition alongside household name companies like Google and …

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