Google Enterprise

Google Doubles Down on the Enterprise with Google Cloud

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 [...]

Google’s Increased Investment in the Enterprise Cloud

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, [...]

Where Does Innovation Come From in the Enterprise?

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 [...]

Think Creatively and Innovate Boldly: Lessons from Atmosphere

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 [...]

Working with Maven Wave: Briggs & Stratton

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 [...]

Esna and Maven Wave Deliver Real-Time Communications

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

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

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.  

SP+

2016-12-06T15:47:55+00:00August 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

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+

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 [...]

Accelerating Value with Google Cloud Platform

2016-12-06T15:48:02+00:00April 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

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 Enterprise has named Maven Wave the 2013 North America Innovation Partner of the Year

2016-12-06T15:48:02+00:00March 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

2016-12-06T15:48:03+00:00February 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

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

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

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

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 [...]

Something a Little Different: Maven Wave and Google at the FIA Expo

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

Attendees of the Futures Industry Association (FIA) Expo in Chicago got a taste of something a little bit different as Maven Wave teamed up with Google to present a high-level vision of how the cloud can transform a business. Jason Lee presenting at the FIA Expo Led by Jason Lee, partner at Maven Wave, and [...]

New Navigation Bar for Enterprise Google Apps Users

2016-12-06T15:48:04+00:00October 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

2016-12-06T15:48:04+00:00September 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

2016-12-06T15:48:04+00:00September 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

2016-12-06T15:48:05+00:00July 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

2016-12-06T15:48:05+00:00June 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, [...]

Small “i” Innovation

2016-12-06T15:48:05+00:00May 27, 2013|Categories: White Papers|Tags: , , , , , , |

Thinking Small Can Reap Big Rewards In the early days of industrialization, successful businesses grew by following the adage, “necessity is the mother of invention”.  That worked reasonably well for nearly 100 years and, as a result, by the middle of the last century,   industries had been built upon breakthrough inventions that we now consider [...]

Building Business On Google Cloud Platform

2016-12-06T15:48:06+00:00January 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.

2016-12-06T15:48:18+00:00October 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

2016-12-06T15:48:18+00:00July 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, [...]

Global Logistics Company

2016-12-06T15:48:18+00:00June 3, 2012|Categories: Case Studies|Tags: , , , , , |

Business Situation A global logistics and distribution industry leader is on a mission: to deliver the best value to benefit customers and carriers through an ongoing commitment to innovation and sophistication of systems and an overall dedication to excellent customer service. The company chose to go Google because their previous messaging, collaboration and productivity suite [...]

Global Energy Firm

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

Business Situation The human resources department of a global energy firm needed to develop a new set of leadership competencies for which they needed to gain input from a broad audience of leaders in multiple locations. Getting feedback was critical to ensure that the new competencies would be validated and also adopted across the entire [...]

What Jerry McGuire Got Wrong

2015-08-07T21:06:39+00:00March 22, 2012|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Remember Tom Cruise repeatedly shouting “show me the money” in the movie Jerry McGuire?  It’s become a classic cinematic moment and a cultural catchphrase because, at the end of the day, it’s what really and ultimately matters most to businesses. Looking for “the money”, businesses often initially turn to the Google Enterprise platform searching for a [...]

Maven Wave Partners Now Google Apps Premier Enterprise Reseller

2016-12-06T15:48:19+00:00February 24, 2012|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Today, Maven Wave Partners announced that we have become a Premier Enterprise Reseller of the Google Apps™ suite of communication and collaboration tools.  This new designation from Google enables customers to more easily assess a reseller’s expertise advising on and deploying Google products.  Qualifying was based on our successes in helping customers deploy and use [...]

Three Google Enterprise Trends in 2012

2016-12-06T15:48:19+00:00January 23, 2012|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

As a Google Enterprise Partner, we routinely engage with large customers in connection with their messaging and collaboration strategy.  While the primary driver behind enterprise adoption of Google Apps has been the licensing of Gmail, recently we have seen several trends including a growing wave of interest in the collaboration aspects of Google Apps including chat, [...]

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

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 [...]

Unveiling CIO’s Concerns About the Cloud

2016-12-06T15:48:20+00:00September 29, 2011|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Today you can open most IT trade publications or online outlets and find specific sections about the shift in companies moving to “cloud computing”: CIO, Computerworld, TechTarget, etc. At Maven Wave, we track media topics within the IT industry and “cloud computing” tops the list followed by “CIO”, “Data Management” and “Business Intelligence.” With all of the “buzz,” what [...]