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Google Doubles Down on the Enterprise with Google Cloud

By |2017-09-01T10:47:04+00:00October 3, 2016|Categories: Cloud & Machine Learning, Fusion Blog, Google Apps Posts|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Over the next five years, businesses of every kind will be transformed by smart data, analytics, machine learning, and digital communications. The competitive advantage of the future will be achieved with digital technology. The cloud partners that you choose will matter. It amounts to picking which technology curve to bet on, and it’s a long-term [...]

6 More G Suite Features You Need to Know

By |2017-09-01T10:47:37+00:00August 22, 2016|Categories: Enterprise Collaboration, Fusion Blog, Google Apps Posts|Tags: , , |

Hidden within the core G Suite tools—Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Slides, and Sheets—are tricks to improve your experience and streamline your work day. As we discussed in our first edition of 6 Little Known G Suite Features, Google is continuously evolving and it's essential to stay up to date on G Suite features that you can integrate within [...]

Maven Wave Expands Google Partnership to Include Google Maps for Work

By |2017-04-13T16:21:15+00:00July 25, 2016|Categories: Fusion Blog, Google Apps Posts|Tags: , , , , |

Maven Wave Partners announced today that the company is expanding our cloud solutions to include Google Maps for Work. Google provides customized and interactive mapping solutions for businesses leveraging their market-leading Google Maps services. Google Maps is helping businesses to transform their products, analytics, and user experiences by providing geo-infused information and experiences to [...]

Maven Wave Partners with Virtru for Google Apps Encryption

By |2018-02-26T09:09:59+00:00June 2, 2016|Categories: Enterprise Collaboration, Fusion Blog, Google Apps Posts|Tags: , , , , |

Data security remains the single biggest concern for enterprises considering a move to the cloud. Companies want the cost savings and collaboration afforded by platforms like Google for Work, but they often require more enhanced security and control than what the platform provides by default.That’s why Maven Wave is excited to introduce our newest partner, Virtru, [...]

Preserving the Human Connection with Video Communication

By |2017-09-01T10:51:15+00:00May 2, 2016|Categories: Cloud & Machine Learning, Fusion Blog, Google Apps Posts|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Business has become increasingly global and the boundaries of what constitutes a “workspace” has evolved to virtually anywhere, anytime. Driven by today’s globalization and decentralization of the workforce, video communication has become an essential component of work productivity. Video allows companies to reach many people quickly and cost effectively. There are endless use cases [...]

Disrupt or Be Disrupted: Collaboration as the Catalyst for Digital Transformation

By |2017-09-01T10:51:55+00:00April 5, 2016|Categories: Digital Transformation, Fusion Blog, Google Apps Posts|Tags: , , , , , |

In today’s digital world, the only thing that’s constant is change. This couldn’t be more true in today’s enterprise. There are new consumption models that have completely changed the way consumers purchase, new buyers in the enterprise that are influencing technology outside of IT, and new business models that are embracing digital engagement with [...]

Maven Wave Named Google’s Rising Star Partner of the Year

By |2017-09-01T10:52:07+00:00March 14, 2016|Categories: Cloud & Machine Learning, Fusion Blog, Working at Maven Wave|Tags: , , , |

The Maven Wave Google team attended Google for Work's annual global partner conference, TeamWork, in Las Vegas last week. The 3-day event included keynote speakers from Google's executive team, breakout sessions on enabling the digital transformation of work, and networking with like-minded Google partners. In addition to providing strategies for 2016, Google also awarded partners for [...]

Unified Communications for the Modern Workplace

By |2017-09-01T10:52:15+00:00March 2, 2016|Categories: Enterprise Collaboration, Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , |

Maven Wave recently co-hosted an event at the new Google office in Chicago, focused on the topic of unified communications; the integration of real-time, enterprise communication services. Along with Google for Work and Dialpad, we discussed how to create a truly unified communications experience to reduce IT costs and increase efficiency. Below you’ll find a high-level [...]

6 Little Known Google Apps Features That Will Make Your Life Easier

By |2017-09-01T10:52:37+00:00February 17, 2016|Categories: Enterprise Collaboration, Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Google Apps for Work is continuously evolving with new features and product updates. To make your work life a little bit easier, we’ll keep you up-to-date with recent enhancements and provide some fun tips and tricks. Check out our top 6 little known features that you need to know about Google Apps! Voice Recognition Typing Let [...]

Why Google Apps for Work is Winning the Enterprise Messaging and Collaboration Cloud Race

By |2017-09-01T10:53:41+00:00January 25, 2016|Categories: Cloud Posts, Enterprise Collaboration, White Papers|Tags: , , , , , , |

The battle is certainly on between Google and Microsoft for winning the hearts and minds of enterprise businesses looking to take their messaging and collaboration needs to the cloud. The Google Apps for Work suite has been the disruptive force in enterprise collaboration, shaking up what had become a very complacent Microsoft, since they became [...]

Club Champion

By |2017-09-01T10:56:09+00:00January 4, 2016|Categories: Case Studies, Enterprise Collaboration|Tags: , , |

Company Profile Club Champion is a custom club fitter and builder of premium golf clubs (Golf Digest Top 100 Club Fitter). Club Champion’s mission is to help people enjoy the game of golf by improving their equipment to fit their game. Club Champion makes the best golf clubs even better through a proven custom fitting [...]

15 Ways Google Enhanced Data Security in 2015

By |2017-09-01T10:56:18+00:00December 28, 2015|Categories: Data & Analytics, Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

Google worked hard in 2015 to ensure stronger, simpler security of your data in Google Apps. Because security has always been a top priority for Google, they're continuously working to stay ahead. Here are the 15 steps that Google took to enhance data security at work in 2015. Security keys make two-step verification easy and [...]

Maven Wave and Dialpad Partnership

By |2017-09-01T10:57:26+00:00December 3, 2015|Categories: Enterprise Collaboration, News/Events|Tags: , , , , |

Today we’re announcing a new partnership between Maven Wave and Dialpad, combining Maven Wave’s expertise and specialization across business cloud solutions with Dialpad's next generation mobile and cloud communications platform. Together, we offer an integrated unified communications solution that can stand alone in any existing business environment, including additional customization options for existing Google Apps [...]

Google’s Increased Investment in the Enterprise Cloud

By |2017-09-01T10:57:33+00:00November 23, 2015|Categories: Enterprise Collaboration, Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

Last week, Google made an important announcement regarding their increased investment in the future of the cloud computing business, and more specifically, their investment in the enterprise market. It was announced that former VMware founder, Diane Greene, will lead a new team that will combine all of Google’s cloud businesses. This includes Google for Work, [...]

Top 3 Takeaways from Atmosphere

By |2016-12-06T15:47:50+00:00October 26, 2015|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Last week, Google for Work hosted Atmosphere, which brought thousands of viewers together from all over the world to hear from forward-thinkers and innovators from Nest, Salesforce, Woolworths, WeWork, and more. We explored new ways to inspire employees, keep operating costs low, and move business forward. Maven Wave and Google hosted a viewing party here [...]

US-EU Safe Harbor Struck Down – What Does It Mean

By |2016-12-06T15:47:50+00:00October 20, 2015|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , |

Recently, Europe’s highest court struck down the US-EU Safe Harbor agreement, which allowed for the free flow of personal information between the EU and the US. This decision impacts US companies with operations in Europe, and who process personal data that is subject to European Data Protection laws. While not the only legal mechanism through [...]

Identifying Change Agents

By |2016-12-06T15:47:51+00:00September 8, 2015|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Leverage Your Company’s Most Valuable Asset: Your People As we discussed in last week’s blog, driving enterprise change is not easy. There are many reasons why change projects fail in large organizations. We provided some insight into Maven Wave’s approach to overcoming these challenges and implementing successful change management initiatives for our clients. This week [...]

How to Drive Successful Enterprise Change

By |2016-12-06T15:47:51+00:00August 28, 2015|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

Why Change Management Fails Change can be very difficult, especially for a large enterprise organization. Making a large-scale technology shift, like migrating to Google Apps for Work, can have a significant impact on a company’s culture, employee satisfaction, and productivity. In fact, studies on change management report that most change initiatives are unsuccessful—with reports of [...]

Where Does Innovation Come From in the Enterprise?

By |2016-12-06T15:47:51+00:00July 20, 2015|Categories: White Papers|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Innovation in the enterprise can be difficult to achieve. Many organizations have competing priorities, conflicting business goals, or teams operating in silos, all of which can constrain innovation. Technology has the ability to transform the way people work, and with the right tools and increased engagement, employees can share ideas, attend meetings remotely, and partner [...]

ALTSO Goes Google with Maven Wave

By |2016-12-06T15:47:52+00:00July 14, 2015|Categories: Case Studies, Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , |

A Leg To Stand On (ALTSO) is a New York-based charitable organization that offers children who have lost their limbs in traumatic accidents or suffer from congenital limb disabilities the physical capabilities to access opportunities and self-esteem earned through education, work, and mobility. Founded in 2002, ALTSO has provided orthopedic care - including prosthetic limbs, [...]

Think Creatively and Innovate Boldly: Lessons from Atmosphere

By |2016-12-06T15:47:52+00:00June 2, 2015|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Earlier this week, Google hosted their digital work event on innovation. The live stream event consisted of several interviews with industry leaders on how they are taking business innovation to new levels. The impressive lineup included Tim Brown from IDEO, Laszlo Bock from Google, and Jonathan Mildenhall from Airbnb.  We were inspired by the speakers and [...]

Register for Atmosphere 2015

By |2015-05-08T18:59:17+00:00May 8, 2015|Categories: News/Events|Tags: , , , , , |

Take the best seat in the house at Google for Work's largest digital event as we explore creative ways to innovate and work together. Hear from keynote speakers who’ve disrupted industries and inspired global change. Then, select one of our in-depth discussions on collaboration and business security.

Rockwell Collins

By |2017-01-11T14:39:53+00:00April 22, 2015|Categories: Case Studies|Tags: , , , , , , |

Rockwell Collins is a Fortune 500 company with employees located across the globe, who needed to leverage technology to collaborate better and to work more efficiently. Google Apps is moving Rockwell Collins into the next era of user-centric computing by allowing  employees to use technology at work the same way they do at home.

Building a Better Place to Work

By |2016-12-06T15:47:52+00:00April 20, 2015|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

Google Apps for Human Resources The way we work is constantly changing. Employees now expect to use the devices and applications that they use in their personal lives for work. They want access to their work information anywhere, anytime, and from any device. The challenge for HR is to create a culture that is flexible [...]

How Android for Work Makes BYOD a Reality

By |2016-12-06T15:47:53+00:00March 24, 2015|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Employees are increasingly using the devices, applications, and services that they rely on in their personal lives to get work done. In fact, 90% of enterprises say that the use of consumer services for work is pervasive today (services like Dropbox, Skype, LinkedIn, Google, etc). 41% of the time, these services are being used without [...]

Driving Collaboration: Maven Wave Google Customer Summit

By |2016-12-06T15:47:53+00:00January 20, 2015|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Every year, Maven Wave invites our enterprise Google customers to spend an afternoon with other senior leaders who have also “gone Google” at the Maven Wave office in Chicago. The goal of the day is to give our valued customers the opportunity to learn how others are leveraging Google within their business, discuss strategies for [...]

Working with Maven Wave: Briggs & Stratton

By |2017-07-17T10:58:03+00:00December 4, 2014|Categories: Drive, Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Maven Wave has a very innovative and collaborative relationship and partnership with Briggs & Stratton for the past 2 years. This video features Sarah Alt, IT Director at Briggs & Stratton, and her experience working with Maven Wave. Testimonial : Briggs and Stratton Learn more about Google for Work here or contact [...]

Moving to the Cloud: Lessons from Atmosphere Live

By |2016-12-06T15:47:55+00:00October 3, 2014|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Earlier this week was Google’s largest work event of the year, Atmosphere Live. We hope you had the chance to view the livestream, as there were several engaging keynote speakers, customer success stories, and valuable insights into how to improve the way you work. Maven Wave and Google hosted a viewing party at the Soho House [...]

Protect Your Domain from a Security Breach

By |2016-12-06T15:47:55+00:00September 11, 2014|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , |

Yesterday, Gmail was the target of a security breach that left 5 million Google customers exposed. The Gmail addresses and passwords were most likely compiled through phishing scams, use of weak passwords, and other common compromises, not as a result of a hacked Google server. Even if your email address is on the list, chances are the [...]

Esna and Maven Wave Deliver Real-Time Communications

By |2016-12-06T15:47:55+00:00September 8, 2014|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

Esna and Maven Wave Deliver Real-Time Communications Inside the Cloud Apps People Use Everyday We are excited to announce a partnership with Esna, a leading provider of embedded collaboration solutions, to help enterprises across North America integrate real-time communication and collaboration with Google for Work. With Esna’s innovative product suite, Maven Wave will be able to put robust [...]

Google Enterprise is now Google for Work

By |2016-12-06T15:47:55+00:00September 3, 2014|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Google never set out to create a traditional “enterprise” business - they wanted to create a new way of doing work. So the time has come for the name to catch up with this ambition. Yesterday Google introduced a new name for their enterprise business, "Google for Work". Google recognizes how different work is today from 10 [...]

Register for Google Atmosphere Live: 10/1

By |2014-09-02T20:26:09+00:00September 2, 2014|Categories: News/Events|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Google top experts and noted innovators will get to the heart of the matter at Atmosphere Live, an invitation-only, interactive live stream for business leaders. Discover how forward-thinking companies are helping employees get more done anywhere, redefine teamwork, and bring new ideas to life faster than ever before.  

5 Things You Need to Know About Google Drive for Work

By |2016-12-06T15:47:59+00:00August 27, 2014|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Google recently introduced Drive for Work - a new premium offering that includes unlimited cloud-based file and document storage and allows you to safely access your work from anywhere. Google Drive for Work combines the familiar storage, sync, and share experience of Google Drive with new admin controls, advanced file audit reporting, and eDiscovery services. [...]

Google Apps Success Story: SP+

By |2016-12-06T15:47:59+00:00August 11, 2014|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

To help serve their clients and customers better, Standard Parking and Central Parking merged to become SP+ in 2012 and became the largest parking management company in the country.  To be able to scale this large-scale operation, SP+ migrated to Google Apps for Business to improve communication and collaboration capabilities. Maven Wave helped SP+ make [...]

Briggs & Stratton

By |2017-04-13T15:36:54+00:00June 24, 2014|Categories: Case Studies, Management Consulting Posts|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Company Profile Briggs & Stratton Corporation, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. Its wholly owned subsidiaries include North America’s number one marketer of portable generators and pressure washers, and it is a leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of lawn and garden and turf care [...]

Journal Communications

By |2016-12-06T15:48:00+00:00June 5, 2014|Categories: Case Studies|Tags: , , , , , |

Company Profile Journal Communications is the operator of 33 radio stations, 13 television stations, and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Business Situation Speed is paramount in the news media industry. The first to file breaking news wins. To transform their business into one which enables rapid-fire communication and collaboration, Journal Communications engaged Maven Wave to help deploy Google’s [...]

Equity LifeStyle Properties

By |2014-07-16T01:48:34+00:00June 5, 2014|Categories: Case Studies|Tags: , , , , |

Company Profile Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. (ELS) is the leading operator of manufactured home communities, RV resorts, and campgrounds in North America. The company owns and operates the highest quality portfolio of resort communities in the United States with controlling interest in more than 370 communities and resorts in 32 states and British Columbia. Business [...]

Equity Residential

By |2014-07-16T01:48:35+00:00June 3, 2014|Categories: Case Studies|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Company Profile Equity Residential is an S&P 500 company with over 4,000 employees that owns, develops, and operates high-quality apartment properties in 16 states and the District of Columbia. Business Situation With a distributed base of employees across more than 400 locations, Equity Residential has the need for effective, multi-approach, real-time communication across a highly mobile [...]

Kane Asset Management

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

Company Profile Kane Asset Management (KAM) is a proprietary trading group founded in July 2010 and located in Chicago. Business Situation After opening for business, Kane Asset Management was faced with a happy, but serious dilemma: fast growth exposed a communication and application infrastructure that didn’t meet their needs and, in some cases, was inhibiting their [...]

Buildings Merchant Maintenance

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

Company Profile Merchants Building Maintenance offers a full complement of janitorial and window cleaning services. In addition, sister companies Merchants Metal and Stone Restoration, Merchants Engineering, Merchants Environmental and Merchants Landscaping Services provide clients the option of a multitude of services under one corporate banner. Business Situation With several companies under the Merchants Building Maintenance umbrella, our [...]

The Next Generation Intranet

By |2016-12-06T15:48:01+00:00May 7, 2014|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Traditionally, at the center of any social enterprise is the company intranet site or portal, which allows employees to communicate, collaborate, and access timely and important information, all in one place. While these intranets typically enjoy great success initially, they seem to result in disappointing outcomes. They often become little more than dormant repositories for [...]

Next Generation Intranet for the Social Enterprise

By |2016-12-06T15:48:01+00:00April 22, 2014|Categories: White Papers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The social enterprise represents a paradigm shift for most organizations that goes beyond implementing technology solutions. In the social enterprise, the organization changes the way they do business, how they communicate and collaborate, and makes a fundamental change in everyday business process. The Aberdeen Next-Generation Communications study of the communication practices of 126 organizations found [...]

The Maven Wave Experience: Going Google

By |2016-12-06T15:48:02+00:00April 2, 2014|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

At Maven Wave, we believe "Going Google" is an opportunity for a broader business transformation. We combine Google technology, experienced consultants and a wide range of capabilities that deliver extraordinary results. Maven Wave is the partner to help you get the most out of going Google. 

Google Talk for Windows to be Replaced with Hangouts Chat

By |2016-12-06T15:48:03+00:00January 15, 2014|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Google will be retiring the Windows client for Google Talk by the end of February. Users will start to see notifications within the application this month and the application will continue to operate for the remainder of January and February. By the end of February, users will be unable to connect to Google Talk to [...]

Bringing Personal Cloud Storage to the Enterprise

By |2016-12-12T09:15:24+00:00December 17, 2013|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

While personal mobile devices in the workplace tend to get much of the publicity and attention, the larger concern has recently become the prevalence of personal cloud storage accounts used to store confidential, corporate data. In fact, nearly 90% of people surveyed admit to having a personal cloud storage account and 70% used that account [...]

New App from CloudLock Increases Security for Google Apps

By |2016-12-06T15:48:03+00:00December 12, 2013|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Maven Wave has teamed up with CloudLock to provide our Google Apps customers with the leading information security suite for the Cloud. CloudLock is offering Maven Wave's customers the opportunity to install it’s free GeoFence Application. GeoFence gives administrators the ability to track where their users are accessing data from, what locations users are logging [...]

Collaboration and Innovation: Maven Wave Google Customer Summit

By |2016-12-06T15:48:04+00:00November 19, 2013|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Maven Wave hosted the first annual Google Customer Summit on November 13. We invited senior leaders who have "gone Google" to join us for the afternoon at the Maven Wave offices in Chicago. The goal of the day was for our clients to learn how others are leveraging Google within their business, network with Google-minded [...]