Splunk Pledges $100 Million to Bring Technology Resources to the World
Splunk Commits to Philanthropic Program for Global Research,
Social Impact and Educational Initiatives
SAN FRANCISCO & ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
.conf2016 - Splunk
Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of the leading software platform for
real-time Operational Intelligence, today announced Splunk Pledge, a new
philanthropic program through its Splunk4Good
initiative. Splunk Pledge commits to donate a minimum of $100 million
over a 10-year period in software licenses, training, support, education
and volunteerism to nonprofit organizations and educational institutions
in order to support academic research and generate social impact.
"Splunk is deeply passionate in our belief that big data can bring
societal good. That is the driving force behind Splunk Pledge," said
Doug Merritt, President and CEO, Splunk. "At nonprofits, IT budgets
typically average one percent - making it challenging to fully leverage
technology to accomplish their mission. By committing to help nonprofits
and educational institutions with resources readily available, like free
licenses and support, free education, and volunteerism by our staff, we
can make a difference in the world."
"We are truly excited for the emerging opportunities to use data to
further the cause in the nonprofit world," said Scott Ceniza-Levine,
chief technology officer, Rockefeller Foundation. "We are pleased to
support Splunk Pledge, and proud to work with a company that is making
such a significant commitment to build the capacity of organizations in
the nonprofit, education and academic research communities."
Software, Training and Support for Nonprofits
Nonprofit organizations often rely on donations from commercial partners
to make their budgets go further and deliver on their core missions. By
providing free software, Splunk Pledge will enable these organizations
to reduce operating costs, improve their cybersecurity posture,
streamline IT operations, perform research, analyze diverse data sources
and gain visibility into their infrastructure. Splunk will also offer
complimentary training and support for organizations receiving
technology donations, ensuring each beneficiary can use the donation to
its full potential.
Educating the Workforce of Tomorrow
Splunk is also announcing the global expansion of its successful Splunk
Academic Program to train the workforce of tomorrow. The program
currently has a nationwide reach of 339 institutions and more than 5
million students through Splunk partner Internet2,
the nation's largest research and education network. With global
expansion, even more students around the world will have access to free
Splunk education and training, empowering them to cultivate skills for
jobs that are in high demand and receive exceptional pay benefits.
Splunk welcomes any educational organization around the world to join
the program and receive free education for their students. Go to the Splunk
website to submit an application.
"Facilitating the research and education objectives of our member
universities is Internet2's core mission, and we are pleased Splunk is
making resources and certification available to our community and its
global partners at no charge. University staff, faculty and students can
increase their professional development in utilizing the powerful
toolsets of Splunk software to achieve their teaching and research
missions," said Shel Waggener, senior vice president, Internet2. "We
look forward to working with Splunk to enhance and streamline access to
these valuable course offerings in the coming years."
Giving Back Through Volunteerism
In addition, Splunk employees receive paid time off to volunteer at the
nonprofit organization of their choice through Splunk Pledge.
Collectively, Splunk employees together will contribute up to 60,000
hours of paid volunteer time each year, providing support to the
organizations, causes and social issues they are passionate about.
Splunk is committed to making a positive impact for its stakeholders,
communities and the environment through initiatives such as Splunk4Good,
responsible corporate governance and climate awareness. Splunk believes
in the power of data for positive change.
Learn more about Splunk
Pledge on the Splunk website and how your favorite cause can make a
big difference with big data.
About Splunk Inc.
Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK) is the market leader in analyzing machine
data to deliver Operational Intelligence for security, IT and the
business. Splunk provides the enterprise machine data fabric that drives
digital transformation. More than 12,000 customers in over 110 countries
use Splunk in the cloud and on-premises. Join millions of passionate
users by trying Splunk for free: http://www.splunk.com/free-trials.
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