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Build Business Apps Fast: Introducing App Maker

By | 2017-09-01T10:44:50+00:00 November 21, 2016|Categories: Cloud & Machine Learning, Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

2016 has been an exciting year for Google Cloud. Since Diane Greene joined Google in November 2015, she has focused on elevating Google’s cloud offering for the enterprise. The most recent example of Google’s enterprise focus is App Maker; a low-code application development platform that that lets you quickly build and deploy a variety [...]

Google Doubles Down on the Enterprise with Google Cloud

By | 2017-09-01T10:47:04+00:00 October 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 [...]

Takeaways from Atmosphere Digital: Rethinking Security in the Cloud

By | 2017-09-01T10:49:32+00:00 June 29, 2016|Categories: Cloud & Machine Learning, Cloud Posts, Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Google hosted a live digital event this week focused on rethinking security in the cloud. More and more companies are realizing the cost savings and productivity benefits of being in the cloud, but there continues to be some hesitation centered around safety and security of data. At Atmosphere, Google security experts and customers discussed how [...]

Top 3 Takeaways from Atmosphere

By | 2016-12-06T15:47:50+00:00 October 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 [...]

Identifying Change Agents

By | 2016-12-06T15:47:51+00:00 September 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+00:00 August 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+00:00 July 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+00:00 July 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+00:00 June 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 [...]

Rockwell Collins

By | 2017-01-11T14:39:53+00:00 April 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+00:00 April 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 [...]

Maven Wave Among Top 5 Google Service Partners at TeamWork 2015

By | 2016-12-06T15:47:53+00:00 March 1, 2015|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

The Maven Wave Google team had the opportunity to spend last week in sunny San Diego at TeamWork 2015. The event included three days of thought leadership, networking, knowledge sharing, and a fun evening on Coronado beach! Google also shared their vision for 2015 and beyond, which is shaped by the real-time input of their [...]

Driving Collaboration: Maven Wave Google Customer Summit

By | 2016-12-06T15:47:53+00:00 January 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+00:00 December 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 [...]

Marketing Analytics in an Omni-Channel World

By | 2016-12-06T15:47:55+00:00 October 16, 2014|Categories: White Papers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

There is more customer data available than ever before and it’s growing at a rate of 40% per year. Companies that capitalize on this data explosion to better understand the consumer decision journey will have a significant competitive advantage. These advanced insights can be used to improve customer engagement, build loyalty, and increase return on [...]

Moving to the Cloud: Lessons from Atmosphere Live

By | 2016-12-06T15:47:55+00:00 October 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 [...]

Esna and Maven Wave Deliver Real-Time Communications

By | 2016-12-06T15:47:55+00:00 September 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+00:00 September 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+00:00 September 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.  

SP+

By | 2016-12-06T15:47:55+00:00 August 27, 2014|Categories: Case Studies|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 [...]

5 Things You Need to Know About Google Drive for Work

By | 2016-12-06T15:47:59+00:00 August 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+00:00 August 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+00:00 June 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 [...]

Equity Residential

By | 2014-07-16T01:48:35+00:00 June 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+00:00 June 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+00:00 June 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 [...]

Maven Wave Named #2 on the Crain’s Fast Fifty List

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

We are excited to announce that we are #2 on the Crain's Fast Fifty list of the fastest growing companies in Chicago! The Fast 50 businesses are ranked by five-year revenue growth. Maven Wave has grown 8,089% since 2008, helping us land a top spot on the list. Targeting sectors that are undergoing major changes, such [...]

The Next Generation Intranet

By | 2016-12-06T15:48:01+00:00 May 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+00:00 April 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 [...]

Accelerating Value with Google Cloud Platform

By | 2016-12-06T15:48:02+00:00 April 3, 2014|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Over the next couple of months, Maven Wave will be participating in several Google Executive Cloud Summit events in cities in Canada and the US.  This week we are in Toronto and Montreal, discussing the many opportunities for businesses with the Google Cloud Platform. During our portion of the presentation, Maven Wave is focusing on [...]

The Maven Wave Experience: Going Google

By | 2016-12-06T15:48:02+00:00 April 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 Enterprise has named Maven Wave the 2013 North America Innovation Partner of the Year

By | 2016-12-06T15:48:02+00:00 March 19, 2014|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

We are excited to announce that Google Enterprise has named us the 2013 North America Innovation Partner of the Year! The award was presented at the Google Enterprise Global Partner Summit in San Francisco in early March. The award emphasizes Maven Wave’s proven track record of increasing product adoption for customers on Google Apps and [...]

Big Data + Google = (Fast) Business Value

By | 2016-12-06T15:48:03+00:00 February 11, 2014|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

“Big data” has become one of the most popular buzzwords in tech over the last few years. It has generally been used to describe massive data sets that are too large and complex to analyze using traditional data tools. In the age of connected devices, cloud storage and social media, the volume of data being [...]

Google Talk for Windows to be Replaced with Hangouts Chat

By | 2016-12-06T15:48:03+00:00 January 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+00:00 December 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+00:00 December 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+00:00 November 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 [...]

New Navigation Bar for Enterprise Google Apps Users

By | 2016-12-06T15:48:04+00:00 October 24, 2013|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

Google Apps for Business users will notice a change in the look of their Apps account in the upcoming days. Google has launched a new version of the black navigation bar that users normally see across the top of their browser. This new navigation allows users to access all their Google Apps from the new [...]

Google BigQuery has a Big Week

By | 2016-12-06T15:48:04+00:00 September 26, 2013|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Last week was a big week for the Big Data analytics tool, Google BigQuery. On Tuesday, September 17, Google and Maven Wave hosted an event titled “The Internet of Things” at the Google office in Chicago, focusing on the opportunities cloud computing and Big Data create for the manufacturing industry. Then, on Wednesday, September 18, [...]

Take One: Enterprise Video Communication Made Easy

By | 2016-12-06T15:48:04+00:00 September 11, 2013|Categories: White Papers|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Introducing the Maven Wave Video Platform Today, the global nature of business demands an easy way for companies to communicate a variety of content to their employees. Employees already see the value in video communication and many are already using it, with or without the proper infrastructure. Video communication allows companies to reach many people [...]

Introducing the Maven Wave Video Platform

By | 2016-12-06T15:48:05+00:00 July 16, 2013|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Today’s global nature of business requires an easy way for companies to communicate a variety of content to their employees. Employees already see the value in video communication and many are already using it, with or without the proper infrastructure. Video communication allows companies to reach many people quickly and cost effectively. There are endless [...]

TalentRISE

By | 2016-12-06T15:48:05+00:00 June 3, 2013|Categories: Case Studies|Tags: , , , , , |

Company Profile TalentRISE is a talent management and recruitment consulting firm based in Chicago. Business Situation TalentRISE was faced with dual challenges of coordinating communications needs of a virtual workforce and outreach to job seekers to fill positions at client locations. Since the world of recruiting has undergone a social media revolution, this latter challenge, [...]

Building Business On Google Cloud Platform

By | 2016-12-06T15:48:06+00:00 January 8, 2013|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Google and Maven Wave Partners are hosting several events around the country where you can learn about the benefits that Google can bring to your organization. By attending, you can find out how the Cloud Platform lets you efficiently and cost-effectively build applications and websites, and store and analyze data on Google's infrastructure. A team [...]

The Common Thread? Collaboration.

By | 2016-12-06T15:48:18+00:00 October 9, 2012|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

Creating a Competitive Edge for Our Clients col·lab·o·ra·tion /kəˌlabəˈrāSHən/,  Noun: The action of working with someone to produce or create something. For the past couple of years, working with the Google toolkit and most recently as a full-fledged Google Premier Partner, we’ve had the satisfaction of working on more than a dozen very diverse assignments [...]

Maven Wave Joins Google Cloud Platform Partnership

By | 2016-12-06T15:48:18+00:00 July 31, 2012|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

We’re very excited to announce that Maven Wave has joined the Google Cloud Platform Partner Program as a Services Partner.  Clients will benefit even further from our unique approach, led by seasoned consultants who are experts in custom cloud platform development and the business transformation it requires. As Jason Lee, Partner at Maven Wave, remarked in making the announcement, [...]