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.

Build vs. Buy: Your Guide to Software Decision-Making

2020-10-10T17:29:40-06:00By |

Cloud computing transformed the way businesses, and development companies address software solutions. The number of options that are available for companies to choose from today can be overwhelming when everything is “as-a-Service.” In an environment with so many options, you may ask yourself, “Why would I build a solution when I can buy easily?” There is a time and place for both choices but knowing what the right decision is can be difficult. That is why we created the Build vs. Buy Software Decision-Making Guide. First Things First… Think Think of the processes that run your business. You must pay [...]

5 Practical Technology Projects Your Business Can Actually Do In 2020

2020-03-07T21:35:11-07:00By |

I’ve read a lot of the tech trend articles in the last month attempting to predict the next big thing in 2020. I couldn't help but laugh at all the writers throwing out AI, deep learning, and automation, along with many other buzzwords. Unless your name is Musk or Bezos you probably are not building sentient robots this year. So for the rest of us, what practical technology project should we really be focusing in the next 12 months? I was struck by the number of articles that talked about 5G wireless technology. While there is a hot race [...]

Technology 101 for Small Business from an IT Professional

2020-09-02T06:14:50-06:00By |

This blog was written by Walter Silin, CEO of The Bauen Group, addressing questions frequently asked as an IT professional. Let us dive in. As a technology professional, I have been asked many times by friends, colleagues, and customers for software recommendations. Recently, I encountered a prospective client who, among other things, wanted to prepare his company’s technology for expansion to branch offices. The goal was to find software that would allow the company to open new offices quickly and easily. This challenge prompted me to think about what exactly I would do if I were opening an office [...]

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