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Automation in Cybersecurity Key to Addressing Growing Risks

IT security teams are overextended and understaffed, and security risks are occurring more frequently than ever before. With our best experts stretching themselves on the analysis of low-tier security alerts, they’re unable to properly use their skills on bigger security issues. Automation is being used more in large Australian companies than ever before in order to help them optimise their day-to-day operations, working smarter and more efficiently as a result.

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No Fighting in the War Room: Two Steps to Reduce Mean Time to Resolution with Modern Monitoring

You’re at dinner with friends, messages start coming in, and your favorite football team is about to win their first game in a very long time. You jump on the mobile app to see the last five minutes live. Then you get that dreaded error message… “Service is unavailable, please try again” On the other end of the message, it’s also just as frustrating—the call to war has sounded and the generals start assembling. The team meets in the war room—be it physical or virtual—and the clock is ticking.

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BizOps Pros Waste 70% of Time on Basic Analytical Tasks — IDC Report Suggests a Better Way

Mattress marketers love to remind us how much time we spend in bed. It’s a simple value proposition; who wants to spend a third of their lives being uncomfortable? According to research by IDC, CFOs say that up to 70% of time spent with data is devoted to formatting and presenting it in a way that can support decision making. Why are companies okay with spending nearly three-quarters of their time doing busywork?

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Move Beyond Legacy IT: The Unwinnable IT Ops Arms Race

At the dawn of the 20th century in South America, regional powers Chile and Argentina enjoyed dominant naval positions, driven by the best and latest technology available. The remaining chief power on the continent found itself far outstripped in capabilities, and in 1905, newly emerging Brazil responded to this naval imbalance by ordering three new battleships from Britain. However, the appearance of the revolutionary new warship HMS Dreadnought in 1906 caused Brazil to quickly scrap these plans.

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Using Security Essentials 2.4: Analytics Advisor

In the latest release of Splunk Security Essentials (Version 2.4) (SSE), we added a new set of features centered on choosing the most relevant analytics called the Analytics Advisor. If you would like to learn more about what it does (and you most certainly do!), head over here to go into greater depth about Analytics Advisor. In this post, I will show how you would benefit from using this awesome new feature!

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Customers Declare Success with Splunk Business Flow

It’s finally here! On April 30th, Splunk announced the general availability of Splunk Business Flow, a process mining solution that empowers business operations teams to easily discover and explore business processes in order to improve them. The reaction from customers has been consistent: WTF! Everyone wants to know, What The Flow?

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5 Biggest Mistakes in IoT PoCs

Let me start by saying I love proof of concepts (PoCs), especially when Splunk is involved. PoCs allow me to validate the technical feasibility of our platform with customers and remove any doubts about implementing the technology. While a PoC is an effective way for businesses to evaluate new technologies, you may encounter pitfalls if you’re not well prepared. If you want to give your PoC the best chance of success, it’s important to understand these common mistakes and how to avoid them.

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Splunk Business Flow: Event Logs In, Process Improvement Insights Out

Hot on the heels of the launch of Splunk Business Flow (SBF), I wanted to share some insights into the benefits of deploying our new premium app which has been developed to help customers 'mine' their business processes. IT is deeply rooted in all modern processes, and wherever there are IT applications there is a “digital exhaust” of data for Splunk to plug into.

Embrace Data Chaos

The data explosion is here and the complexity can be overwhelming. But there’s opportunity in the chaos and we can help you make the most of it. With Splunk, you can start finding actionable insights in your raw data right away, without cleansing or structuring—even if that data is in motion. Instead of struggling with or trying to fight the chaos, embrace the chaos and put your data to work, with Splunk.