Chris J Powell

Infographic of the Week – The World Needs Data Scientists

The world is filled with lots of Data.  Everything from your wants, desires and purchasing habits, to the co-relation of socioeconomic needs for the cities we live in…but there is a shortage of people who can look past the bits and bytes and see the Data for what it is…a gold mine of information.  What is even rarer, is the ability to turn that raw data into a usable and functional plan that can be used by businesses, governments and even consumers like you and I. This week’s Infographic is brought to you by Itellipaat, a company that provides Hadoop training.

Infographic of the Week – The Sheer Size of My Information Overload

I am on a quest to figure out what my life will become, what needs to be cut out and what I need to expand upon.  I realized that the Information Overload that I experience every single day is starting to get out of hand and one of the first things that I will have to do is focus on what is truly important to me and to my future and place focus on that…but I stumbled across a very interesting Infographic that lays out the world of Data Growth and for those that don’t know the difference between a Megabyte and a Petabyte…well here is a quick reference for you all! Brought to you by datascience@berkeley: Master of Information and Data Science Cheers, Krispy

Infographic of the Week – Social Media and Education

In the past I worked with and in a number of schools and higher education institutions and I must say, the one thing that is constant is that the social connections to technology always seem to be a view into the future of how the business world will be.  Social Media, from Facebook to Twitter and from YouTube to LinkedIn seems to not only be gaining a foot hold in the culture of students today, it will become an even more necessary tool in the future as those “kids” start to try to make it in the real world. When it comes to understanding the importance of the use of Social Media as both a communication medium and as a way of broadcasting messages…it is the youth of today that get it and us old farts (and I say this to anyone over the age of 40) needs to get a grip on the reality that is Social Media.  Business will be run socially, there is no doubt about that and shaping that future in a way that allows us … Read more

Infographic of the Week – Is Your Information Secure?

The world is not generally a safe place these days.  Sure here in our relatively peaceful corner of the big blue planet North Americans enjoy a modest level of security…but that goes right out the window when we place our personal data in the hands of strangers.  This week’s Infographic is a look back at the the 1st Quarter of 2014 and what stands out most glaringly is the 200 Million Records that were lost or stolen!  Brought to you by SafeNet the stats are quite scary 78% if all “reported” breaches coming from and/or affecting North America…it points a glaring finger at the world of the Interwebz is not exactly safe.  Add into the mix the security hole that XP Support Ending, the Heartbleed exploit and the growing gap between the tech we use and the tech we understand and looking at the SecureList IT Threat Evolution for Q1 2014 has me thinking that my new Network I am building…will need to have a bit more security than an encrypted password! by SafeNet. Explore more visuals like this one on … Read more

Infographic of the Week – The Lighter Side of IT History

I was definitely in need of a little cheering up this morning and when I came across an Infographic that looks back at some of the funny moments, statements and facts in the history of Information Technology…it definitely put a smile on my face.  Brought to us by ManageEngine, I couldn’t not remember back to my own history as both a Help Desk Specialist and as a consumer that has lived through 41 years of technology advancement and encroachment into my own life…mostly for the good but some…not so much.  Enjoy: Explore more visuals like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. Cheers, Krispy

Infographic of the Week – Happiness in the Workplace

I will be the first to admit that I have had a lot of jobs that did not leave me happy.  In fact the last decade of my work history has been this way.  Sure I made good money, enjoyed the work I did, even liked the companies and the products / services we provided but I was never really happy, or emotionally invested in the role that I played.  I wanted to be happy, I wanted to look forward to going into work each day…but in reality that wasn’t the case.  I went digging for some insights into how to be happy in the workplace and found this interesting Infographic from Socialcast by vmWare: Cheers, Krispy  

Infographic of the Week – 10 Jobs that Didn't Exist

As I find myself on the outside looking in at what my future will hold (despite the cathartic benefit of saying goodbye to the stress of Sales)…I wonder and think of my daughter who is preparing for her future.  New roles and jobs and careers are popping up all the time and when I came across this Infographic by I just couldn’t resist. by taniacreative. Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually.   Cheers, Krispy

Infographic of the Week – The Growth of Social

There is still some apprehension from business leaders who seem to hold onto the old style of doing business a little too closely.  The Growth of Social Networking/Marketing/Media is not something that can be ignored by anyone.  This week’s Infographic is from The Search Engine Journal and it is a great illustration to business professionals everywhere to really take a hard look at what your plan for Social in 2014 and beyond is going to be.  The Conversation is truly king…why not embrace that! Source: The Growth of Social Media v2.0 [INFOGRAPHIC] Cheers, Krispy

Infographic – Trusting the Tech Review

One thing that I have been tossing about for a while is building a section of Krispy’s Bytes that looks directly at the world of Software (and maybe a little bit of hardware) and doing more than just my weekly OS Sunday and Free App Friday reviews…and then I found this interesting Infographic…and while I am still considering it…I am not sure if I would fall under the Expert, or the Consumer side of the review.  I am torn…but stay tuned because Krispy’s Bytes will be expanding…I am just not sure into what. Find more great infographics on NerdGraph Infographics Cheers, Krispy