Application Development

Product-Focused Agility in a FDA Regulated Environment

By |2018-03-01T08:42:56+00:00January 26, 2017|Categories: Digital Transformation, White Papers|Tags: , , , , , |

A Must to Stay Competitive in the Digital Space Technology has become increasingly important in the way we work and interact. As people rely on technology in their daily lives, they develop higher expectations for functionality, usability, and performance. The life sciences industry is no different—technology is at the heart of research and development, [...]

Health Apps – Opportunities for Life Sciences Companies

By |2016-12-06T15:47:50+00:00October 21, 2015|Categories: White Papers|Tags: , , |

There has been an explosion of “off the shelf” personal mobile health apps and devices in the last two years and the trend shows no sign of slowing down. The market for mobile health apps and connected devices is growing at a compound rate of 61%, and could reach $26B by 2017. Coupled with data [...]

I Have Seen the Future and It Is…JavaScript?

By |2016-12-06T15:47:54+00:00January 20, 2015|Categories: White Papers|Tags: , , , , |

Node.JS takes Javascript, normally used on the browser, and turns it into a powerful, server-side tool. Introduction With the exception of dot-coms and other startups, enterprise web application development has largely been dominated by 2 platforms -- Java or .NET. Sure, other platforms have slipped in here and there but nothing has achieved serious traction. [...]

Agile Development for Financial Services

By |2017-07-17T10:58:10+00:00October 21, 2014|Categories: Drive, Strategic Delivery Posts, Technology Solutions Posts, White Papers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

When the Going Gets Tough, the Smart Get Agile. In a series of blog posts, Maven Wave has detailed both our commitment to and success with Agile methodologies for software development and project management. In most cases, Agile delivers superior results to traditional, step-by-step, “waterfall” style development. The principles of the discipline naturally foster [...]

The Cold Hard Truth

By |2017-04-13T16:16:59+00:00October 16, 2014|Categories: Strategic Delivery Posts, White Papers|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

ALM tools can tell you the truth about your code - but what if you don’t like what you see? Gloria Steinem once said “the truth will set you free...but first it'll piss you off!” This reality frequently hits home with many organizations implementing Application Lifecycle Managment (ALM) tools. They find their velocity has [...]

Why Docker Matters

By |2016-12-07T15:41:39+00:00July 21, 2014|Categories: White Papers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Docker containers are more than the latest IT trend. When used properly they can revolutionize your software development process.  If you’ve been reading the trades over the past several weeks, you have probably seen some articles about a new tool called Docker. Wired magazine has called it the next big thing. ZDNet said with Docker, [...]

US Foods

By |2017-04-13T16:17:11+00:00June 23, 2014|Categories: Case Studies, Strategic Delivery Posts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Company Profile US Foods is the 2nd largest food distribution company with over 250,000 customers. It’s customer base consists of restaurants and institutional cafeterias ranging in size from fortune 500 corporations to small “mom and pop” restaurants. Key to developing this market-share is an advanced e-commerce platform that allows customers of all sizes to [...]

Chicago Cubs

By |2016-12-06T15:48:00+00:00June 4, 2014|Categories: Case Studies|Tags: , , , , , , |

Company Profile The Chicago Cubs are a professional baseball team located in Chicago, Illinois. They are part of the Central Division of Major League Baseball's National League.  Maven Wave's client is the Technology Group within the Cubs organization. Business Situation Cubs employees, former players, current players and their families may request tickets and/or parking for [...]

Milwaukee Electric Tool

By |2016-12-06T15:48:01+00:00June 3, 2014|Categories: Case Studies|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Company Profile Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp. is an industry-leading manufacturer and marketer of heavy-duty, portable electric power tools and accessories for professional users worldwide. Business Situation To stay competitive, it became clear to the Milwaukee Electric Tool executive team that the existing website needed significant upgrading. The team conducted a web assessment and hosting performance [...]

Townstone Financial

By |2016-12-06T15:48:01+00:00June 2, 2014|Categories: Case Studies|Tags: , , , , |

Company Profile Townstone Financial is a full service mortgage banker with an experienced staff offering expertise in every area of mortgage lending, from purchase to refinance to construction lending. Townstone has built a strong reputation as an outstanding mortgage banking firm serving the lending needs of real estate professionals, builders, and individual homebuyers throughout Illinois, [...]

Working Software over Comprehensive Documentation

By |2016-12-06T15:48:01+00:00May 15, 2014|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

"Working software is the measure of progress because there's no other way of capturing the subtleties of the requirements: Documents and diagrams are too abstract to let the user 'kick the tires,'" says Dave Thomas, coauthor of The Pragmatic Programmer (Addison-Wesley, 1999). In Agile, working software is the primary measure of progress, period. Seems simple [...]

The Missing Link: Artifact Repository for Development Teams

By |2017-04-13T16:18:49+00:00February 25, 2014|Categories: Fusion Blog, Strategic Delivery Posts|Tags: , , , , , , , |

An artifact repository can get all of your development teams working together, regardless of where they are located. Without an artifact repository in place, your organization may look like this: Without an Artifact Repository Does this look familiar? You work on one or more large enterprise application You have many groups of developers working [...]

Two Reasons to Consider Hybrid Mobile App Frameworks

By |2016-12-06T15:48:04+00:00October 14, 2013|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

Today, the only thing that’s predictable about mobility is its unpredictability. We cannot foresee what platforms, form factors and technology we will need to support in order to be competitive tomorrow. This presents a serious challenge when planning how your organization will cater to the mobile consumer. When building that next mobile-friendly web site or [...]

Making Informed Decisions about Mobiles Apps: Part Two

By |2016-12-06T15:48:05+00:00September 7, 2013|Categories: White Papers|Tags: , , , , , |

A Deeper Dive Into Hybrid Frameworks According to Gartner, by 2016 50% of mobile applications deployed will have been developed using a hybrid framework.  This article dives into some of the driving reasons for this shift and takes an in-depth look at the pros and cons of hybrid. It is painfully obvious to us all [...]

Bosch

By |2016-12-06T15:48:05+00:00June 2, 2013|Categories: Case Studies|Tags: , , , , , |

Company Profile Bosch USA is a regional branch of the Bosch Group, one of the world’s largest private industrial corporations. Bosch USA has annual sales of $6.8 billion and has 25,000 employees. Business Situation 7,000 SKUs are maintained in a legacy Product Information Management (PIM) system. The legacy PIM system contains several critical deficiencies that [...]

The Garvey Group

By |2016-12-06T15:48:05+00:00June 2, 2013|Categories: Case Studies|Tags: , , , , |

Company Profile The Garvey Group, located in Niles, Illinois and Sturtevant, WI, offers print production, inventory management, distribution, database, e-commerce fulfillment, and marketing facilities to move businesses forward. The firm specializes in large-format printing, commercial printing, and UV printing synthetics. Business Situation A leading global consumer package goods (CPG) company contacted Garvey for a complete [...]

Making Informed Decisions About Mobile Apps

By |2016-12-06T15:48:06+00:00January 16, 2013|Categories: White Papers|Tags: , , , , |

Deciding Between Native, Web-based or Hybrid Solutions The magnitude of growth mobile applications is beyond dispute: nearly three-quarters of organizations will deploy new line-of-business mobile apps in the next 12 months according to IDC. Zenprise estimates that over 183 billion mobile apps will be downloaded in 2015, up from a mere 10.7 billion in 2010, [...]

Maven Wave and Google Present at the 2012 CME Technology Conference

By |2016-12-06T15:48:06+00:00November 14, 2012|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

Web-Apps v. Native in Mobile App Development Maven Wave partnered with Google on November 5 to present information and insight on the state of mobile development as the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Group welcomed over 200 IT professionals to their 2012 Technology Conference. The presentation by Sumeet Singh and Carl Franklin from Maven Wave and [...]

PackagingPrice.com

By |2014-06-24T13:18:03+00:00June 2, 2012|Categories: Case Studies|Tags: , , , |

Company Profile Based in Barrington, Illinois, PackagingPrice.com is a web-based packaging materials supplier filling the void of online bulk purchasing of shipping and packaging-related materials. Business Situation PackagingPrice.com needed to take advantage of the web's characteristics and environment to simplify and enhance the shopping experience for the company’s customer base. The business-to-business application required advanced [...]

Bosch Diagnostics Vetronix

By |2016-12-06T15:48:19+00:00June 2, 2012|Categories: Case Studies|Tags: , , , , |

Company Profile Bosch Diagnostics is a collection of brands that include the Vetronix automotive aftermarket test equipment brand. Business Situation Vetronix was formerly an independent company and operated its own website and ERP system. When the company was integrated into the Bosch Diagnostics division, the Vetronix web catalog and commerce system needed to be integrated [...]

Mobile Money – 3 Reasons IT Leaders Are Gravitating To Mobile

By |2014-06-20T02:13:25+00:00February 22, 2012|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

In the February issue of CIO, Lauren Brousell (@brousell) summarized the results of their latest CIO Economic Impact Survey of 333 IT executives. There were several insightful statistics that surfaced as a result of this survey including: Overall Growth: 54% have plans to grow their budgets in 2011 (as a comparison, in May of 2009 that number was only [...]

Q&A with Maven Wave Partners on Acquisition of Triton-Tek

By |2016-12-06T15:48:19+00:00December 8, 2011|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

Maven Wave Partners recently acquired Triton-Tek, a long-time developer of internet, mobile, and collaborative solutions with headquarters in Chicago and development operations in India.  What follows is a Q&A regarding the acquisition, Maven Wave’s strategy, and why we think this deal is great for clients. How does the acquisition of Triton-Tek fit with Maven Wave’s [...]

Agile Project Tools Review

By |2016-12-06T15:48:19+00:00November 22, 2011|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , |

Originally posted by Mark Tattersall on the Triton-Tek blog.  Triton-Tek was acquired by Maven Wave Partners in 2011. Over the course of the last 2 years, I have tried out a number of Agile project management tools.  These tools are very important to us as we are often on distributed teams.  So although we follow [...]