Cloud Solutions Integrator Named Public Sector Professional Services Partner of the Year for Outstanding Performance

Indianapolis, IN – March 15, 2016 – Cloud solutions integrator Kinney Group today announced it has received the Public Sector Professional Services Partner of the Year for exceptional performance and commitment to Splunk’s Partner+ Program. The Public Sector Professional Services Partner of the Year award recognizes a Splunk® partner that demonstrates excellence in professional services implementations. Technical excellence, certifications, and customer satisfaction are also elements of the award.

[pullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”#5B8D94″ class=”” size=”17″]“We are honored to be named Splunk Public Sector Professional Services Partner of the Year,” said Kinney Group President and CEO Jim Kinney. “Kinney Group is committed to helping public sector agencies transition to the cloud in a transformational way that best serves their organizational needs and improves the lives of their stakeholders and clients. We believe the Splunk platform is a key enabler for success in cloud computing and look forward to continuing our partnership with Splunk.”[/pullquote]

Kinney Group ensures end-to-end success for Splunk professional services operations in Civilian, Intelligence, Department of Defense, and in other federal and SLED entities. A key differentiator: Kinney Group empowers customers to fully harness the power of their Splunk investment by taking a holistic, consultative approach to engagements.

In 2013, Kinney Group started working with Splunk. Early on, the company was inspired by the machine data platform and created a practice area dedicated to the art of IT operations analytics (ITOA). Fast-forward to 2016, this move has proven to be visionary because Splunk has evolved to be a leader in big data analytics across several use cases including security, systems operations, and business analytics. As organizations continue their march to the cloud, Kinney Group sees its Splunk practice as a key resource for leaders to ensure a successful transition by making their data accessible, usable, and valuable to everyone.

“Congratulations to Kinney Group for being named the Public Sector Professional Services Partner of the Year,” said Dave Schwartz, area vice president, global strategic alliances, Splunk. “The Partner+ Program promotes growth and allows our joint customers to achieve productivity, profitability, security and a competitive edge. The Global Partner Awards highlight outstanding partners like Kinney Group for their commitment to customer success and their close collaboration with Splunk.”

Splunk global partner awards reflect the top-performing partners globally within specific technology markets. All award recipients were selected by a group of Splunk executives and the global partner organization. See the full list of Splunk 2016 Partner+ Award Winners here.

About Kinney Group
Kinney Group is a cloud solutions integrator harnessing the power of IT in the cloud to improve lives. A trusted partner of federal agencies and Fortune 1000 companies, Kinney Group incorporates security, analytics, automation, and orchestration as part of a cloud transition strategy to help forward leaning organizations leverage the latest in cloud solutions, optimize internal resources, and achieve success more efficiently. The company is a HUBZone certified business based in Indianapolis, IN and can be found online at http://www.kinneygroup.com.

About Splunk Inc.
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For more information, please contact:
Aaron Abodeely
Kinney Group, Inc.
317-721-0545
aaron.abodeely@kinneygroup.com