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Abra Collabra is North San Diego County's only IT provider with full-time "Intel Certified Professionals" on staff
About Us


Abra Collabra was formed in 1997 to provide collaborative computing and communications solutions to small and medium-sized businesses.


Consisting of a team of highly skilled, responsive and resourceful people, Abra Collabra (defined as "Technology for Teamwork") prides itself on helping its clients discover and meet their computing and communications objectives.  Our consultative selling approach involves a balance of listening, research, team-building and responsive execution.  We focus on Customer Relationship Management, Integrated Telephony systems and the necessary equipment to support those applications.



Marty Addison

In 1981, Mr. Addison began an unusual educational program at CalPoly Pomona. While majoring in Marketing and Computer Information Systems Addison was personally mentored by two leading professors Dr. Donald Bell and Dr. Robert Stumpf who were leaders in the CIS program at CalPoly. While going to school full-time, Addison was employed full-time by Drs. Bell & Stumpf at a computer systems integration firm which they co-owned called Business Computer Systems, Inc. Marty quickly became the company's top-producing sales person and was placed in charge of Marketing as well. Between 1983 and 1995, Mr. Addison started, directed and sold Programmed For Success, Inc. which specialized in turnkey business hardware and software solutions for universities, school districts and municipal, county, state, federal government accounts. Since 1997 Addison has grown Abra Collabra to a leader in IT solutions for the healthcare industry. Clients include UC Davis, Novartis, CDC, NASA, USDA, NIST, Aperio Technologies, Pathogenesis and Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego.

CompTIA Network+ Certification: WAN, LAN, TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, NAT, POP3, VOIP

CIW Professional (Certified Internet Webmaster) Internetworking & Server Admin. Certification

Intel® Certified Network Integration Specialist

Design of LAN/WAN architecture including router, firewall, switch and NIC selection & installation.

Microsoft Certified Professtional

Configuration of servers, T1’s and user accounts for LAN, email and voice mail access (unified messaging).

Installation of CISCO switches routers, firewalls and a pioneer at extending gigabit technology to the desktop in the early 2000's

Installation of Intel 9000 series routers for Internet access.

Installation of  Symantec® and SONICWALL® firewall and router for shared, protected DSL & T1 Internet access.

Experienced with ARCServe, Backup Exec and Retrospect backup software used with tape auto-loader systems.

Certified integration specialist for PC-PBX/ACD phone systems: TeleVantage®, IBM® Computer Telephony & Netphone.


Scott Phillips

Between 1997 and 2002, Mr. Phillips directed MassHysteria, Inc. to one of the most high-profile iTV and content management technology companies in the United States. During this period, the company was recognized by Deloitte and Touche Fast 50 in Orange County/San Diego and Fast 500 nationally. MassHysteria, Inc. was the combined entity after Mr. Phillips led the acquisition of Echolink Interactive by Sycamore Studios, LLC. in 1999 and successfully raised capital to grow the business. 


MassHysteria developed marketing technology, publishing tools, content syndication and market expertise in all facets of online and iTV production. Clients included: America Online, AOLTV, Microsoft UltimateTV, Liberate, Digital Cities, Intel Choiceseat, The Knot, University Netcasting, AOL France, AOL Canada, AOL United Kingdom, Athlete Direct, and the World Wrestling Federation. Mr. Phillips specializes in the development of Abra Collabra’s business by immersing himself in their clients businesses to understand and help direct their technical needs.

Core Competencies

Abra Collabra is a member of the Intel Innovative Technology Provider program.   What makes an Abra Collabra so unique? We have full-time Intel Certified professionals on staff. When you deal with an Intel Certified professional, you're working with an individual that has achieved the highest level of proficiency in Intel products and related technologies. And we're not just talking about microprocessors. Intel Certification includes technology tracks such as servers, networking, and e-Business solutions, as well as PCs. The following is a list of our capabilities:

 Local Area Network design, installation, maintenance and troubleshooting
 Server and workstation design, installation, maintenance and troubleshooting
 PC-based telephone and ACD systems that integrate with ACT, Goldmine, Outlook, etc.
 Internet access, ecommerce and security/firewall
 Virtual private network design, installation, maintenance and troubleshooting
 Printers, scanners and forms automation systems
 Network and telephone cabling
 Needs assessment, consulting and software selection assistance

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