Three lessons for print from the restaurant industry

What to do when market pressure tries to lower your bottom line By Charles Groce, CEO of Pearl Street Consulting Republished from Graphic News magazine, January 2017 It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in, making money is first and foremost about doing...

Ransomware & You

A friendship made in hell, or why you need to take encryption seriously By Charles Groce, CEO of Pearl Street Consulting Republished from Graphic News magazine, October 2016 Imagine a scenario where you and your employees show up at the office one day and the doors...

Welcome to the Open Cloud

This is awesome, Open365 is essentially a self-hosted version of LibreOffice, the MS Office Suite open source clone, SeaFile, an open source file exchange and management solution. It’s like an open source version of Google Docs with Google Drive integration....

Why your website is like your suit

And why you shouldn’t let your IT design your website By Charles Groce, CEO of Pearl Street Consulting Republished from Graphic News magazine, August 2016 You’ve probably done this before.  You decide to scope out a new potential vendor’s website...

On the rise of mobile and the fall of flip books

By Charles Groce, CEO of Pearl Street Consulting Republished from Graphic News magazine, July 2016 You may not have noticed, but March 2014 was a turning point in the history of content consumption and distribution. This was month in which mobile usage overtook...

Happy Birthday Pearl Street

By Charles Groce, CEO, Pearl Street Consulting Today, Pearl Street marks one year as an independent and healthy technology initiative.  Although I started Pearl Street in July 2014, it wasn’t until July 1, 2015 that it became the primary focus of my professional...

Collabora Online 1.0 is out!

Okay, so here is a project I’ve been watching closely.  Collabora Online is like an open source, self-hosted Google Docs.  And they’ve just released their first production version. Although the lay person might wonder why someone would need to have their...