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Kimberly Scolaro

Kimberly designs VoIP, voice and video communication solutions for organizations with offices both locally and internationally. With a background in education, Kimberly helps clients understand their existing communications, showing them how to boost productivity and save money. She specializes in on-premise and hosted phone systems and video solutions designed to fit her clients’ budgets. Kimberly enjoys hiking, gardening, and cheering-on her children in their sporting events. She is a graduate of Salisbury State University.
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Baltimore Construction Company Decides It's Time to Rethink IT

Case Study: The True Cost of Managing IT Yourself

The Company

This nationally recognized company has been in business for nearly 25 years, has 3 offices in different states, and 40 employees. The type of business they are in  requires powerful computers, AutoCAD plotters and large printers, plus a sizable investment in other office technologies. The company owner is semi-technical and...

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How to Choose the Best Office Phone System

A Guide to Reduce the Time, Expense and Confusion 

If your office phone looks something like this, it’s probably time to upgrade, but buying a new phone system can be daunting. Just type in “office phone systems”, “phone systems for small business”, or “the best office phone systems” in Google. You will find more than 400 million choices, enough to convince you that your outdated phone system...

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Office Relocation Guide: Moving Nonprofits & Associations

By Kimberly Scolaro| January 31, 2018 |

Tags: Office relocation

Avoid Stress. Plan Ahead with our Moving Guide and Downloadable Checklist!

At some point in the lifecycle of your association or nonprofit, it’s almost certain you will need to move. It’s a big decision with no end of considerations. For example:

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The 7 Gifts of Managed Service Providers

Now Your IT Staff Can Take the Holidays Off!

You're busy this time of year. Holiday orders are coming in fast, you're trying to coordinate your own family plans, and you're also planning for the year ahead! You have employees to manage and when things are going well, it becomes easy to neglect your day-to-day IT maintenance. But could that lead to a high-stress holiday catastrophe? This is a...

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5 Technology Practices Nonprofits Should Consider

Technology is constantly changing and every industry uses it in so many different ways. In the nonprofit sector, technology can now be used to leverage communications with members and increase engagement.  It can be used in many different ways; from the way supporters engage with nonprofits to the way nonprofit organizations fundraise, market, and manage information. In today’s day and age, we...

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The Holidays Arrive Early for Hackers

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…for hackers. From now through the end of the year, the number of phishing attacks and online scams soar. The tremendous growth in online shopping has resulted in a veritable cornucopia of phishing emails purportedly from retailers, delivery services, credit card companies, banks, and let’s not forget charities. Not all of them are legitimate. 

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Moving Offices into a New vs. Existing Building

By Kimberly Scolaro| September 18, 2017 |

Tags: Office relocation

14 Questions that should be Answered Before Every Office Relocation

So you’ve been tasked with the office move!? Exciting, right?

The employees are excited, the visibility to customers is improved, and even your commute is better. While choosing between paint swatches of “Pacific Rim Blue” and “Harbor Side Teal” is fun, have you come up with a strategy for how your IT services are going to be...

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Moving to a New Office? Don’t Tackle Internet Service Contracts Alone

By Kimberly Scolaro| September 11, 2017 |

Tags: Office relocation

If you have a cell phone, Internet, wireless, or cable service at home, you know the mind-numbing complexity of data plans, fees and service contracts. Multiply that several fold when it comes to moving your office's IT infrastructure.  

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Video Conferencing Etiquette

Mind Your Manners

You can tell a lot about a work environment by its videoconference etiquette. How often have you been subjected to people trying to unobtrusively text, or worse, not even try to pretend they’re doing it? Then, there’s the woman joining in from home whose dog wants to join the meeting! Or the guy who never changed out of his pajama bottoms that morning only to find he has to...
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Life Expectancy of a Business Phone System

By Kimberly Scolaro| February 23, 2017 |

Tags: VoIP, VoIP and Video Conferencing

How long should my business class phone system last before we need to replace it?  I find myself getting asked this question frequently. This is crucial in analyzing the actual Return on Investment (ROI) when a company is planning for the future. It is also important when issues start to arise…is this the beginning of the end?

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