TekStream Provides Extra Value to Splunk Managed Services Customers

By: Matthew Clemmons | Managing Director

 

Earlier this year, TekStream was named Splunk’s Partner of the Year for Professional Services in two areas: Americas and Global. In addition to receiving these prestigious awards, we also collaborated to produce this video highlighting the extra value we bring to our Splunk managed services clients.

Splunk is robust data storage and management platform, but many organizations lack the in-house expertise needed to maximize the value of their Splunk environment. When you partner with TekStream, we help you transform your data into powerful insights to drive exponential business growth.

As a Splunk Elite Managed Services Provider, TekStream has specialized knowledge and experience to ensure your environment is architected for full efficiency, so you never miss out on any of the benefits Splunk provides for your business.

Interested in learning how the Splunk/TekStream partnership can improve your operations? Contact us today!

 

Press Release: TekStream Makes INC. 5000 List for Seventh Consecutive Year

For the 7th Time, Atlanta-based Technology Company Named One of the Fastest-growing Private Companies in America 

Atlanta-based technology company, TekStream, is excited to announce that for the seventh time in a row, it has made the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. Only 3% of companies have made the list seven times. This prestigious recognition comes again ten years after Rob Jansen, Judd Robins, and Mark Gannon left major firms and pursued a dream of creating a strategic offering to provide enterprise technology software, services, solutions, and sourcing. Now, they’re a part of an elite group that, over the years, has included companies such as Microsoft, Timberland, Vizio, Intuit, Chobani, Oracle, and Zappos.com. 

“Being included in the Inc. 5000 for the seventh straight year is something we are truly proud of as less than 3% of the organizations ever making the list have made it seven times in the history of the Inc. 5000,” said Chief Executive Officer, Rob Jansen. “Continued adoption by our clients, especially with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, for cloud-based technologies, Security, and Big Data solutions to solve complex business problems has been truly remarkable. We are helping our clients take advantage of today’s most advanced recruiting and technology solutions to digitally transform their businesses and address the ever-changing market.” 

Not only have the companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but this year’s list also proved especially resilient and flexible given 2020’s unprecedented challenges. Among the 5,000, the average median three-year growth rate soared to 543 percent, and median revenue reached $11.1 million. Together, those companies added more than 610,000 jobs over the past three years. 

“This past year has introduced numerous operational challenges for everyone, and our customers are certainly no exception. The remote nature of the “new normal” for digital transformation support and collaboration has put all IT firms to the test. To make the INC. 5000 list again during this period validates our ability to adapt quickly to new processes, our resiliency to make our customers successful regardless of the barriers, but most importantly the unwavering resolve of our family culture to stick together and get the job done” said Executive Vice President, Judd Robins. 

To qualify for the award, companies had to be privately owned, established in the first quarter of 2015 or earlier, experienced a two-year growth in sales of more than 50 percent, and garnered revenue between $2 million and $300 million in 2020. 

“With the unprecedented challenges of 2020, we are honored to receive this accolade once again. It is evidence of our team’s dedication and the many client and candidate relationships we have built and service daily. We continue to adapt our RPO and Contingent Recruiting solutions to meet changing conditions and look forward to earning additional recognition in the future” said Executive Vice President of Talent Management and Recruiting Services, Mark Gannon. 

TekStream accelerates clients’ digital transformation by navigating complex technology environments with a combination of technical expertise and staffing solutions. We guide clients’ decisions, quickly implement the right technologies with the right people, and keep them running for sustainable growth. Our battle-tested processes and methodology help companies with legacy systems get to the cloud faster, so they can be agile, reduce costs, and improve operational efficiencies. And with 100s of deployments under our belt, we can guarantee on-time and on-budget project delivery. That’s why 97% of clients are repeat customers. For more information visit https://www.tekstream.com/ 

TekStream Wins Prestigious Splunk Partner of the Year 2021 Awards

By: Karl Cepull | Senior Director, Operational Intelligence

 

Splunk recently announced their partner awards for 2021, and TekStream took home not one, but two, significant Splunk partner awards:

  • 2021 Professional Services Partner of the Year – AMERICAS Region
  • 2021 Global Services Partner of the Year

These awards are given to recognize top partner excellence in post-sale and professional services implementations and commitment to technical excellence, certifications, and customer satisfaction. To be singled out for these awards, from among more than 2,000 Splunk partners worldwide, is an incredible achievement.

So, what does that mean?

It reflects TekStream’s commitment to do what is right for the customer. Period. We are hyper-focused on making customers happy, whether those are our own “direct” customers or those that we have the honor of helping on behalf of Splunk through our partnership.

Our commitment starts long before the project starts. Often, our sales team will engage with Splunk’s account team to do “co-selling.” This is where both teams engage cooperatively during the sales process to ensure the account fully understands our recommendations and the benefits of a Splunk/TekStream solution. Together we provide technical demos, answer questions, and craft the Statement of Work (SOW) for the project.

“I always enjoy having TekStream on my projects. I know I can trust their consultants to be professional and take great care of Splunk customers. I have had several TekStream consultants on very difficult projects. Each time they come out the other side with flying colors. Thank you TekStream and congratulations on 2021 Global Services Partner of the Year and 2021 AMER Professional Services Partner of the Year,” said Doug Searcy, Senior Professional Services Engagement Manager at Splunk.

We have built a reputation for being very “creative” in how we can structure deals – providing options to the customer that may not otherwise be available to them. Some of these options include flexibility on resource availability and timelines, access to non-Splunk resources (such as AWS engineers), and even financing options.

Of course, there’s the execution of the project itself. TekStream is able to assign a strong bench of resources, all of whom are Splunk Core Certified Consultants, which represents months of training and multiple other certifications. Additionally, all of our consultants spend time “manning the help desk” before they go out into the field. This gives them a unique opportunity to practice what they’ve learned in class. We call this “getting their street smarts to go along with their book smarts”. That way their first project isn’t the first time they’ve worked with Splunk or a customer; it could be their hundredth!

While on a Splunk project, our team members are never alone, even though they may be the only one on the project. Our Splunk consultants are highly collaborative and are constantly chatting with one another, asking questions and seeking and offering guidance, all to ensure that the solutions we provide are top-notch. We like to say that “when you hire one of us, you get all of us.”

All team members also have access to senior resources, whether that be in Splunk Enterprise, or any number of premium applications, such as Enterprise Security, IT Service Intelligence, Phantom, User Behavior Analytics, SIEM Replacements, CMMC, or Splunk Observability Suite.

Finally, TekStream stands behind our people and is committed to their success. If we discover that there may be a mismatch between the needs of a project and the skills of a consultant, we will quickly work to get them the assistance that they need, whether that is another resource providing free oversight, or swapping out the resource for a better fit. With TekStream, you are assured success in your Splunk projects.

“It’s a great accomplishment that not only highlights the commitment to delivery excellence but also TekStream’s investment into the Global PS practice which has translated in expanding to other PS programs such as ODS. Your team provides excellent leadership and support for our AMER PS practice while always demonstrating the willingness to lean in on our new product enablement and learning side by side with our top internal technical talent to provide positive customer experiences leading to adoption,” said Clint Locker, Director, Professional Services, South at Splunk.

We are honored and delighted to be recognized by Splunk with these two prestigious awards! We look forward to our continued mutual success in serving our clients.

Interested in working with an award-winning Splunk Partner? Contact us today!

 

TekStream Launches AWS Content Process Automation Solution

TekStream, an Atlanta-based digital transformation technology firm, is excited to announce the launch of their new Content Process Automation (CPA) Solution. This new CPA solution enables users to quickly process and manage critical business documents, images, forms, video files, and unstructured data from a wide variety of sources through the power of AWS Integrated Services.

TekStream’s CPA solution automatically investigates content to find key insights and associations that might not be easily discovered by the naked eye. Users and administrators establish business rules defining what information is important, how it will be managed, and the final destination of documents, images, forms, video files, and unstructured data to ensure critical business facts and figures are available for business operations. Each department within an organization can benefit from TekStream’s CPA solution, but it may be of most use to departments including:

– Legal
– Human Resources
– Information Technology
– Marketing
– Sales

“TekStream has always focused on understanding our clients’ needs and providing solutions that ensure their success in reaching and exceeding expectations. Our new Content Process Automation offering is based on years of helping customers gain better insights from their managed content. With the power of AWS Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, we were able to create a solution that makes obtaining operational success that much easier to reach. We also ensured that our design is future-proofed by allowing more AWS services to be incorporated based on client needs or as new and more powerful services are offered by AWS,” said Troy Allen, Vice President of Cloud Services at TekStream.

Content Process Automation is a platform to build upon, as your business needs grow, TekStream’s CPA capabilities will grow to meet your requirements. As Amazon continues its investment in machine learning and artificial intelligence, TekStream’s CPA solution will incorporate those services to provide more options to make document understanding easier and more efficient.

TekStream

TekStream accelerates clients’ digital transformation by navigating complex technology environments with a combination of technical expertise and staffing solutions. We guide clients’ decisions, quickly implement the right technologies with the right people, and keep them running for sustainable growth. Our battle-tested processes and methodology help companies with legacy systems get to the cloud faster, so they can be agile, reduce costs, and improve operational efficiencies. And with 100s of deployments under our belt, we can guarantee on-time and on-budget project delivery. That’s why 97% of clients are repeat customers. For more information visit https://www.tekstream.com/.

TekStream Promoted to Premier Tier in Splunk Partner+ Program

TekStream, an Atlanta-based digital transformation technology firm, announced it has once again achieved Premier Partner status in the Splunk Partner+ Program.

In order to achieve Premier Partner status, partners must achieve $2 million in sales over the past 12 months and staff accreditations commensurate with the tier. With its Premier status, TekStream’s Splunk customers benefit from an enhanced level of engagement, commitment, and support.

By including TekStream in its Premier Partner Tier, Splunk has recognized TekStream for its outstanding achievement and commitment to Splunk market development, strategic prioritization, and customer success.

“I’m proud of our team and the hard work they’ve put in to achieve this accomplishment.  It’s especially impressive considering the circumstances we’ve all endured this year.  I’m excited about the momentum this creates heading into 2021 for our team, our customers, and Splunk” said Matthew Clemmons, Managing Director of the Splunk practice at TekStream.

About TekStream
TekStream accelerates clients’ digital transformation by navigating complex technology environments with a combination of technical expertise and staffing solutions. We guide clients’ decisions, quickly implement the right technologies with the right people, and keep them running for sustainable growth. Our battle-tested processes and methodology help companies with legacy systems get to the cloud faster, so they can be agile, reduce costs, and improve operational efficiencies. And with 100s of deployments under our belt, we can guarantee on-time and on-budget project delivery. That’s why 97% of clients are repeat customers. For more information visit https://www.tekstream.com/

TekStream Helps to Support the Launch of Professional Services in AWS Marketplace

TekStream, a digital transformation company and Amazon Web Services (AWS) Advanced Consulting Partner, announced today that it is participating in the launch of Professional Services in AWS Marketplace. AWS customers can now find and purchase professional services from TekStream in AWS Marketplace, a curated digital catalog of software, data, and services that makes it easy to find, test, buy, and deploy software and data products that run on AWS. As a participant in the launch, TekStream is one of the first AWS Consulting Partners to quote and contract services in AWS Marketplace to help customers implement, support, and manage their software on AWS. Click here for more information.

As organizations migrate to the cloud, they want to use their preferred software solutions on AWS. AWS customers often rely on professional services from TekStream to implement, migrate, support, and manage their software in the cloud. Until now, AWS customers had to find and contract professional services outside of AWS Marketplace and could not identify software and associated services in a single procurement experience. With professional services from TekStream available in AWS Marketplace, customers have a simplified way to purchase and be billed for both software and related services in a centralized place. Customers can further streamline their purchase of software with standard contract terms to simplify and accelerate procurement cycles.

“TekStream views AWS Marketplace as a strategic channel for our services to be discovered and procured,” said Judd Robins, Executive Vice President. “Complete solutions generally have a technology and a human component to make them work successfully. AWS Marketplace has always been a great catalog of technical solutions. With the addition of Professional Services in AWS Marketplace, customers now have a broader range of options to get those solutions launched and managed.”

• Database Migration QuickStart – Jumpstart your Database migration to AWS with a 1-week process to analyze and assess Oracle, Microsoft, and open-source database migrations to AWS purpose-built database solutions.
• Splunk Cloud QuickStart – Get your Top 3 IT Operations and/or Security use cases implemented leveraging Splunk with 2 weeks of services, training, and 3 months of go-live support provided by TekStream.
• Splunk CMMC QuickStart – a practical, proven, and effective solution to get you compliant in under 30 days.
• Oracle License Optimization Plan – 1 week to analyze and assess your Oracle licenses and contracts to reduce costs – paving your way to Database Freedom on AWS.
• CloudEndure Cloud Migration QuickStart – 1 week to Migrate Development, QA, or Testing On-Premise Workload to AWS
• CloudEndure Cloud Disaster Recover QuickStart – 1 week to implement and test disaster recovery for up to 3 on-premise workloads to AWS

TekStream accelerates clients’ digital transformation by navigating complex technology environments with a combination of technical expertise and staffing solutions. We guide clients’ decisions, quickly implement the right technologies with the right people, and keep them running for sustainable growth. Our battle-tested processes and methodology help companies with legacy systems get to the cloud faster, so they can be agile, reduce costs, and improve operational efficiencies. And with 100s of deployments under our belt, we can guarantee on-time and on-budget project delivery. That’s why 97% of clients are repeat customers.

Press Release: TekStream Makes INC. 5000 List for Sixth Consecutive Year

For the 6th Time, Atlanta-based Technology Company Named One of the Fastest-growing Private Companies in America with Three-Year Sales Growth of 131%

Atlanta-based technology company, TekStream Solutions, is excited to announce that for the sixth time in a row, it has made the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. Only 2.15% of companies have made the list six times. This prestigious recognition comes again just nine years after Rob Jansen, Judd Robins, and Mark Gannon left major firms and pursued a dream of creating a strategic offering to provide enterprise technology software, services, solutions, and sourcing. Now, they’re a part of an elite group that, over the years, has included companies such as Microsoft, Timberland, Vizio, Intuit, Chobani, Oracle, and Zappos.com.

“Being included in the Inc. 5000 for the sixth straight year is something we are truly proud of as very few organizations in the history of the Inc. 5000 list since 2007 can sustain the consistent and profitable growth year over year needed to be included in this prestigious group of companies,” said Chief Executive Officer, Rob Jansen. “Continued adoption by our clients for cloud-based technologies, Security, and Big Data solutions to solve complex business problems has been truly exciting. We are helping our clients take advantage of today’s most advanced recruiting and technology solutions to digitally transform their businesses and address the ever-changing market.”

This year’s Inc. 5000 nomination comes after TekStream has seen a three-year growth of over 131%, and 2020 is already on pace to continue this exceptional growth rate even amidst the impact of COVID-19 and the global pandemic.

“The pandemic has moved the demand for digital transformation to cloud technologies from high priority to absolutely critical. Overnight customers have been forced to establish new channels of remote collaboration just to maintain normal business functions. Preserving revenue streams and managing high operational costs is more important than ever” said Judd Robins, Executive Vice President. “The economic pause has created a window for companies to take another look at legacy technology debt, evaluate more cost-effective cloud options, and retool their platforms ahead of the rebound. TekStream’s continued growth is being fueled by those efforts and we’re happy to take the lead position with our customers.”

To qualify for the award, companies had to be privately owned, established in the first quarter of 2015 or earlier, experienced a two-year growth in sales of more than 50 percent, and garnered revenue between $2 million and $300 million in 2019.

“The prestigious recognition in trying times speaks to our team’s commitment to adapt Recruiting, RPO and Technology solutions to our client needs and the many relationships we service on both the candidate and client-side of our business. As economic and conditions change, we look forward to the challenge of raising our level of service to meet expectations of our internal and consulting staff, as well as positively impacting client and candidate hiring experiences” said TekStream Executive Vice President of Talent Management and Recruiting Services, Mark Gannon.

TekStream accelerates clients’ digital transformation by navigating complex technology environments with a combination of technical expertise and staffing solutions. We guide clients’ decisions, quickly implement the right technologies with the right people, and keep them running for sustainable growth. Our battle-tested processes and methodology help companies with legacy systems get to the cloud faster, so they can be agile, reduce costs, and improve operational efficiencies. And with 100s of deployments under our belt, we can guarantee on-time and on-budget project delivery. That’s why 97% of clients are repeat customers. For more information visit https://www.tekstream.com/

TekStream Solutions Makes Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces 2020 List

TekStream has been named to Inc. magazine’s annual list of the Best Workplaces for 2020. Hitting newsstands May 12 in the May/June 2020 issue, and as part of a prominent Inc.com feature, the list is the result of a wide-ranging and comprehensive measurement of private American companies that have created exceptional workplaces through vibrant cultures, deep employee engagement, and stellar benefits.

This year there were more than 370,000 employee surveys distributed to over 2,500 companies for the 2020 Best Workplaces award. With 99% of our employees stating they were engaged in their work, we are unbelievably proud of the culture we’ve built here at TekStream.  Further, being one of four, medium-sized businesses in the State of Georgia to make the list, we are honored for this achievement given the immense talent and number of companies in Metro Atlanta and the surrounding areas,” said TekStream Chief Executive Officer, Rob Jansen.

Collecting data from more than 2,500 submissions, Inc. singled out 389 finalists for this year’s list. Each nominated company took part in an employee survey, conducted by Quantum Workplace, on topics including trust, management effectiveness, perks, and confidence in the future. Inc. gathered, analyzed, and audited the data. Then we ranked all the employers using a composite score of survey results. This year, 73.5 percent of surveyed employees were engaged by their work.

“We are always proud of any award received for TekStream’s accomplishments, but being recognized on the 2020 Inc. Best Workplaces list is especially noteworthy as it is reflective of the diverse team we have assembled and the positive experience they are having in executing Recruiting and Technology Deployment solutions. We look forward to continuing to build an environment and culture that is deserving of future recognition,” said TekStream Executive Vice President of Talent Management and Recruiting Services, Mark Gannon.

At Tekstream, our culture is built on the following values:

  • Simply put, we’re a family
    • We’re a team consisting of people who are passionate about understanding business needs and driving results. We’re innovators, executors, strategizers, builders, learners, and competitors.
  • We play to win
    • We emphasize working with a sense of urgency and value high performance. We work hard and play hard.
  • Teamwork makes the dream work
    • We seek to inspire, uplift, and ignite the fire within each employee. We value teamwork and recognition for going above and beyond. We empower employees to stretch and grow.
  • Excellence drives us forward
    • We are specialists in what we do and subsequently bring a level of expertise that is second-to-none in the industry.
  • Honestly, it’s the right way or not at all
    • We’re firmly grounded in fundamental, honest business ethics. We’re big believers in transparency; we tell it how it is.

“Impressive revenue growth is certainly important, but it’s a real honor to have the employees voice that Tekstream is one of the best places to work.  Whether we’re a 3 person company in 2011 or a 300 person company in 2021, it’s the core values and the employees that keep us heading in the right direction,” stated Executive Vice President of Sales, Judd Robins.

“TekStream is a great place to work. There are many opportunities provided from personal development to team bonding, to giving back to the community. I feel like I have a lot of flexibility in my job and that personal/family time is valued. I also feel like individual opinions and contributions are valued. Like any organization, we do have some challenges. However, the company does an excellent job at listening to concerns/challenges and working to come to solutions, which is imperative to a successful organization” said one employee surveyed.

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TekStream Solutions Attains AWS Well-Architected Framework Partner Status

TekStream joins elite group of less than 150 AWS partners worldwide certified to conduct Well-Architected Framework evaluations.

TekStream Solutions, an Atlanta-based digital transformation technology firm and Advanced Consulting Partner in the Amazon Web Services Partner Network (APN), is excited to announce that they are now a part of the AWS Well-Architected Framework.

The Well-Architected Framework was developed to help cloud architects build secure, high-performing, resilient, and efficient infrastructure for their applications. Based on five pillars — operational excellence, security, reliability, performance efficiency, and cost optimization — the Framework provides a consistent approach for AWS customers and partners to evaluate architectures and implement designs that will scale over time.

Fewer than 150 of all AWS consulting partners have achieved the Well-Architected Framework (WAF) Partner designation. To qualify for the WAF Partner Program, partners must have earned Advanced Tier status, have a specified number of AWS Certified Solutions Architects on staff, and have committed to completing a minimum number of Well-Architected Reviews per quarter.

” The AWS Well-Architected Framework is the best-practice template for consistent customer cloud success. Our commitment to delivering the highest standards for digital transformation made achieving this partner designation a priority and squarely aligns with our mission and the needs of our customers.” stated Judd Robins, Executive Vice President of Sales.  “We’re very excited that TekStream is now one of the leading AWS partners approved to deliver AWS Well-Architected Reviews.”

For more information about AWS’ Well Architected Framework, visit https://aws.amazon.com/architecture/well-architected/

About TekStream Solutions

TekStream accelerates clients’ digital transformation by navigating complex technology environments with a combination of technical expertise and staffing solutions. We guide clients’ decisions, quickly implement the right technologies with the right people, and keep them running for sustainable growth.  Our battle-tested processes and methodology help companies with legacy systems get to the cloud faster, so they can be agile, reduce costs, and improve operational efficiencies. And with 100s of deployments under our belt, we can guarantee on-time and on-budget project delivery.  That’s why 97% of clients are repeat customers. For more information visit https://www.tekstream.com/