SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of the Data-to-Everything Platform, today announced that the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is using Splunk Cloud (™) to help safely administer and track the results of more than 100,000 COVID-19 tests from students and faculty every week, as well as support contact tracing to help contain the spread of COVID-19 across its campus. “Throughout our ongoing in-person semester and return to campus, we’ve seen a tremendous need for data to help us get vital information about COVID-19 testing to people quickly,” said Joe Barnes, CISO, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. We have also continued to use Splunk to drive insights about our students, staff, faculty and researchers, so we can help students have an optimal on-campus experience, while also giving researchers and faculty the tools they need.” The university has also built the Safer Illinois App, the official COVID-19 app for the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Additional capabilities of the app include building access privilege, exposure notification and the option to connect with healthcare professionals. “Higher education institutions around the world are responsible for maintaining the health and safety of individuals on campus throughout the COVID-19 pandemic - a massive task that requires data-driven insights,” said John Sabino, senior vice president and Chief Customer Officer, Splunk.
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