Nonprofit Uses Splunk Enterprise as ‘Operational Idea Factory’ to
Maximize Resources and Improve IT and Security
SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Splunk
(NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of the leading software platform for real-time
Operational Intelligence, today announced that Splunk4Good is helping
Discovery Museum of San Jose advance
its mission to inspire creativity, curiosity and lifelong learning.
Children’s Discovery Museum uses Splunk® Enterprise as its very own idea
factory to continuously find new ways to drive greater IT operations
efficiencies and improve security across its IT infrastructure. The
software is provided through Splunk4Good,
Splunk’s community and nonprofit support initiative. See how Splunk
helps Children’s Discovery Museum put a smile on kids’ faces in the Splunk
Children’s Discovery Museum video or read the Splunk
Children’s Discovery Museum case study.
Serving children, families and schools as a center for learning and
discovery, Children’s Discovery Museum is a nonprofit that has welcomed
more than eight million visitors and offers new exhibits yearly to
continuously respond to children’s diverse educational needs.
“Splunk’s technology is like an ‘operational idea factory’ that
continuously gives us new ideas about how to do more with less and to
identify and cut unnecessary costs,” said Gregg Daly, visiting principal
engineer, Children’s Discovery Museum. “We are a nonprofit organization
with a small but dedicated IT team. Splunk Enterprise is an intuitive
platform that enables our IT staff to work more effectively and overcome
resource constraints faced by many nonprofits.”
Children’s Discovery Museum uses Splunk Enterprise to get real-time
operational visibility and insights from the museum’s IT systems and
networks. In doing so, the museum has realized many benefits:
IT staff can visualize high-level IT and security improvements for
senior management and the board of directors.
The museum can reduce the risk of fraud and malicious IT security
threats and help safeguard the museum’s assets and information.
Staff productivity has been enhanced as the time to identify IT issues
has been reduced from hours to minutes.
The museum has eliminated underperforming applications, saving
thousands of dollars annually.
- Reduced spam by 98 percent.
“We are proud to help Children’s Discovery Museum focus on its core
mission of building and sharing exhibits for children’s learning,
discovery and exploration,” said Steve Sommer, chief marketing officer,
Splunk. “Data can be a powerful ally for nonprofits around the world –
helping them to do more social good and deliver programs with more
efficiency and effectiveness. Using Splunk solutions, nonprofits around
the world not only can improve IT operations and security, but also can
discover new ways to leverage machine data to benefit the communities
To learn more about Splunk4Good and how to apply for a nonprofit
license, visit the Splunk4Good
About Children’s Discovery Museum
With over 150 interactive exhibits and programs, Children’s Discovery
Museum of San Jose (CDM) is one of the largest museums of its kind in
the nation. Since opening its doors in 1990, CDM has welcomed over 8
million visitors and has offered new exhibits each year that respond to
children’s diverse educational needs. The striking 52,000 square foot
purple building was designed by Mexico City-based architect Ricardo
Legorreta and is a beacon of discovery. Encompassing the broad themes of
community, connections and creativity, hands-on exhibits invite
self-directed, open-ended explorations. For more information about the
Museum, visit www.cdm.org.
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