About Walter Silin

As an entrepreneur and technologist, I am always looking for ways to apply technology to common business problems. I actively seek out solutions that result in increased efficiency or real monetary savings.

Applying Technology to Food Safety

2018-08-31T19:14:54+00:00

The safety of our food has been big in the news in recent years.  High profile incidents have several damaged the reputations of several national brands.  While some of these have been traced back to food sourcing, many of the recent headline making food safety issues could be traced back to poor temperature management. Every restaurant is required to monitor temperatures in refrigeration units and maintain records of those readings throughout business hours.  The problem is that food service is a fast-paced, time-sensitive business and the temperature logging is a manual process.  Manually checking and [...]

Applying Technology to Food Safety 2018-08-31T19:14:54+00:00

Technology Essentials for Small Business from an IT Professional

2017-03-02T15:19:35+00:00

  As a technology professional I’ve been asked many times by friends, colleagues, and customers for software product recommendations.  I recently came across a prospective client who among other things wanted to prepare his business’s technology for expansion to branch offices.  The goal was to align the software to allow the company to start up new offices quickly and easily.  That prompted me to think about what exactly would I do differently in setting up an office today if I were starting from scratch.  Clearly that answer is going to vary somewhat depending upon your business and the number of employees [...]

Technology Essentials for Small Business from an IT Professional 2017-03-02T15:19:35+00:00

How to Map Your Sharepoint Online Library Like a Network Drive

2017-01-20T17:12:54+00:00

  The easiest way to work with Sharepoint files is through your OneDrive for Business app.  It allows you to sync your folders and use them even when you aren’t connected to the internet.  But there are also many situations where this doesn’t work.  These may include space limitations on your laptop or tablet, or in cases when the library exceeds the OneDrive sync limitations.  In these cases, you can map your Sharepoint folders just like any other shared folder on a network. Here the steps needed to map the folder and then set the credentials so that you don’t have [...]

How to Map Your Sharepoint Online Library Like a Network Drive 2017-01-20T17:12:54+00:00