Chris J Powell

Krispy's Tech News of the Week – November 21, 2014

Back in the early days of my blogging I used to scour the web for ideas and things that inspired me.  The topics and ideas that are out there on the Interwebz are incredible and the time needed to actually dive into the concept of keeping up with Technology is, well challenging to say the least.  I was reading through my archived posts from the early days of when the Rants were Fresh and the Idea of Blogging every day was a tool for building connections with my clients as I sold IT Research and Advisory Services with the Info-Tech Research Group which is filled with some incredible people that really made an impact in the lives of IT Professionals around the world. Now, almost 4 years after my first post, I am bringing back the Krispifications that I used to publish from sources around the Information Highway and sharing what I have found to be the best of the week (3 or 4 quick bytes of information). Contributor by Google Google like no other company has benefited from the world … Read more

What is in a Brand?

Brands come and go, there is an ebb and flow to the consumer confidence and in the ability of a company or individual to influence and command…but what is it about a brand like Google, Apple, MacDonald’s or AT&T that has them command the top values in the world?  How can individuals or small businesses take the $158 Million Dollar Brand Value of Google and translate it to themselves? When I was in the heart of building my Personal Brand and focused on nothing but my career as a Sales Guy I did a lot of studying on what goes into building a Personal Brand and how to communicate value like the big guys (without a massive marketing budget or a team of professionals to support me). For every person, corporation or product…success did not come over night.  It did not come without hard work and an application of a strategy that took them from zero to hero…and very few brands have been able to maintain success for ever.  Probably one of the few companies that have continued on a … Read more

High Value Big Data

IBM has long been a purveyor of all things “cutting edge” and the world of Big Data is no different.  The concepts and services that they provide are among the best out there but at the same time, as a major supporter of the world of Open Source they also share their concepts and ideas freely.  In searching around the Interwebz today for a topic I stumbled across an interesting post made over at and was intrigued by their take on Big Data Use Cases! In the article there are 5 main quick win Use Cases that are sure to make an impact in any business regardless of size.  The only major difference between the smallest companies and the largest is Scale and Budget.  I am a huge proponent of the concept of knowing more enables and empowers so Big Data is something that I not only believe in, but I have jumped in with both feet. The article breaks out the 5 main Quick Wins as (with Krispifications): Big Data Exploration The exploration of all of the Data … Read more