2016 Reflections and 2017 Resolutions: The Partner Perspective

Partner +The past year has been an exciting one for the Splunk partner ecosystem, and in 2017 we have even more in store. So, let’s get started with looking back at 2016.

Throughout the past year, we’ve focused on maturing our partner ecosystem by enhancing our Partner+ Program, which included launching our Technology Alliance Partner Program (TAP) and much more. Each component of our partner business – programs, operations, marketing and sales – is honing in on their offerings to benefit partners of all types. With a focus on our partners’ end-to-end experience coupled with innovative technology to enhance our program, our ecosystem will be unstoppable in 2017!

What have we done differently?

We’ve continued to prioritize our partners, by …

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Gaze into Splunk’s Crystal Ball for What’s to Come in 2017

social-splunk-2017predictionsLast year, a team of Splunkers came up with several predictions for what 2016 would bring in the fields of IT, security, and big data. This year we’ve done it again, looking into our crystal ball (or industry experience) to share our prophecies for 2017.

But first, let’s look back at some of the hits and misses of what we predicted for 2016.

Behavioral analysis will shift from an emphasis on user credentials to machine-to-machine credentials.

Haiyan Song, our SVP of security markets, predicted that “anomaly detection will become less about analyzing users or entities and more about leveraging machine learning and data science.” While there’s still a way to go, this has begun to come true: As

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Security Forecast for 2016

1215-f-predictions-cover_8805752016 is off to a cracking start with security news – tech announcements, nation state threats, new challenges and new opportunities. Lots of people have made predictions on what we can expect in the next 12 months?

haiyansong_892575Our Vice President of Security Markets, Haiyan Song, takes a different approach for these predictions in SC Magazine. She focuses on action, results, and preparedness. Haiyan notes that as we enter the new year, both government and industry will need to demonstrate how they learned from last year’s cyber mistakes. According to Haiyan, now is the time for the private and public sectors to reexamine cybersecurity strategy, invest in the right technology, bring focus back to people and put new ideas into action. Haiyan encourages the community to evolve our way out of 2015 – the year of the breach – and begin to pivot towards …

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