Meet Your Local IT Company
BAIC stands for Bay Area Internet Connection. The joke over the years was that it stood for “Boy Am I Confused“. It was a dream child of Wayne’s to start a web hosting company back in the 1990′s, and CJ to later join him and incorporate it with IT Consulting. Hence, BAIC and Digital Spork were born!
IT Consulting Since 1990
CJ started with Bank of America in the early 90′s as a corporate officer for their Retirement Products Division in Oakland CA. He was unique in that he had two positions – registered stock broker with BA investment services and the CBOE (both series 7 and series 65 licensed) and as the computer trainer for all new hires and temporary staffing in the division. And this was after he helped implement and test a 14-million-dollar call center for BA Investments/Retirement Products Service Center. His first PC was an IBM 8088xt
Wayne began computer programming in 7th grade. In college, his skills were noticed, and he was pushed toward UNIX by his instructors. He worked in Open Source, supporting and testing various *nix operating systems such as Linux and FreeBSD. This background led to a career in the Systems Administration field including Internet Service Providers and several years with ATT offering Enterprise Class managed services to high profile businesses, primarily in security. After moving back to Leflore county, he decided to offer his services to small and medium businesses in the area. He has experience with nearly every type of business from home-based ecommerce to nationwide banks.
Wayne and CJ met and worked together in the late 90′s for a local ISP called ValueNet in Walnut Creek, CA. It was at this mom and pop organization that the two learned how to succeed in an Information Technology Saturated market. Make service priority one!
The owners encouraged personalized service with everyone from sales to billing, to technical support and to the system administrators themselves. The company grew from a 3 person operation to a staff of over 20 with clients all over the state of California.
We follow that same tradition to this day. And it’s working!
When CJ came on board with BAIC in the late 90′s, they spread out to a small office, added DNS servers, and away they went.
As the company grew, CJ took on more of the web development projects, IT development and network security projects. Wayne has since moved into a more consulting position with the company.
Fast forward to today, CJ and his family have since moved to Maine, and is now operating the California-based company from the great north woods!
The web Hosting division is now called Digital Spork Hosting but remains owned and operated by BAIC.
Word has caught on in Maine about BAIC, and we now also service businesses on the East coast, as well as our clients in Europe, Australia, and parts of Asia.
Years Of Experience
Why choose us
We are a family owned and operated company since 1990. We get to know our clients in order to tailor a better experience for each one of them From Law Firms, to Veterinary Offices, to Oil Change places, to Florists, to Tattoo shops, we get to know our business owners and their needs so that we can better advise them on their infrastructure needs. We take budget into consideration. We understand small businesses and non-profits. We never up-sell. We help weigh the pro’s and the con’s of each situation so that our business owners can make informed decisions.