Software vendor Splunk is working with Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) to bring Splunk software into the students' curriculum.
Splunk's software collects and indexes machine data, such as server logs, so they can be analysed for troubleshooting and usage trends. The collected data can be used to improve organisations' products and services.
According to Godfrey Sullivan, Splunk's chairman and CEO, more than 300 universities, colleges and institutes of higher learning are currently using Splunk software to garner critical insights through real-time searching, troubleshooting, monitoring and analysis of their machine data.
"Today's educational institutions must deliver rich research portfolios, effective educational experiences, and transparency of information for accountability and compliance, all under increasingly difficult budgetary circumstances. NYP clearly understands that the organisations and IT professionals of tomorrow can benefit from what big machine data can tell them," Sullivan concluded.
"Our desire to incorporate operational insights and security intelligence into our curriculum made Splunk a natural fit," said Lai Poh Hing, director, School of Information Technology at Nanyang Polytechnic.
"Students need to understand the power of deriving insights from machine-generated data across the IT infrastructure and enterprise systems that run the business, and be able to see and solve operational and security-related challenges proactively."
Beginning in April 2012, students at the School of Information Technology in courses such as Specialist Diploma in IT Security, Diploma in Information Security and Diploma in Information Technology will have hands-on training with Splunk software in relevant course modules.
More than 150 students at NYP are expected to be trained annually using Splunk software. The collaboration will also prepare students for high-value jobs, and facilitate industry attachments for students at local and international Splunk offices.
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