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Removing the Barriers to Move to the Cloud

2018-08-27T09:29:10+00:00May 2, 2017|Categories: Cloud & Machine Learning, Innovation Posts, White Papers|Tags: , , |

How to Get Started with Google Cloud Platform Historically, some IT leaders have been skeptical about moving their workloads to the cloud. There have been different reasons for slow enterprise adoption of the cloud; it can feel like a very daunting task that has widespread effects on the entire organization. With the advancements in public [...]

4 Steps to Successful Change Management

2018-08-27T09:46:32+00:00January 18, 2017|Categories: Enterprise Collaboration, Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , |

Reasons Why Change Management Is Unsuccessful Large enterprise organizations commonly struggle with change. Large-scale technology shifts, such as moving a company over to G Suite, can lead to resistance from employees. A change like this can affect a company's culture, employee satisfaction, and productivity. Reports show that 75% (Forbes) of change management initiatives fail. Below [...]

RR Donnelley

2017-09-01T10:43:35+00:00January 12, 2017|Categories: Case Studies, Enterprise Collaboration|Tags: , , , , |

Company Profile RR Donnelley (RRD) is a leading global provider of integrated multichannel marketing and business communications solutions. With more than 52,000 customers and 42,000 employees across 28 countries, RRD offers a comprehensive portfolio of capabilities, experience, and scale that enables organizations around the world to effectively create, manage, deliver, and optimize their multi-channel [...]

Build Business Apps Fast: Introducing App Maker

2017-09-01T10:44:50+00:00November 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 [...]

Finding Your Organization’s Change Agents

2018-02-27T07:27:49+00:00November 14, 2016|Categories: Enterprise Collaboration, Fusion Blog|Tags: , , |

Your People Are Your Company's Most Valuable Asset Driving enterprise change is a challenge that oftentimes leads to an unsuccessful outcome, as we discussed in our previous blog. Within large organizations, change projects are ineffective for a variety of reasons. In this article, we dive into how Maven Wave combats the common challenges, along [...]

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 Maps Makes Finding a New Home Simple

2017-09-01T10:47:44+00:00August 4, 2016|Categories: Data & Analytics, Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Trulia leverages Google Maps to provide a simple and intuitive user experience for customer. Maven Wave recently announced that we are expanding our partnership with Google to include Google Maps for Work. We now offer solutions that leverage Google Maps APIs to create customized and interactive mapping solutions. This was a natural extension of our [...]

Maven Wave Expands Google Partnership to Include Google Maps for Work

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 [...]

Takeaways from Atmosphere Digital: Rethinking Security in the Cloud

2017-09-01T10:49:32+00:00June 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 [...]

Maven Wave Partners with Virtru for Google Apps Encryption

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 [...]

Top 3 Takeaways from Atmosphere

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 [...]

Identifying Change Agents

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

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?

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

2018-09-13T11:46:16+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 [...]

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 [...]

Rockwell Collins

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

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 [...]

Maven Wave Among Top 5 Google Service Partners at TeamWork 2015

2016-12-06T15:47:53+00:00March 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

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

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 [...]

Marketing Analytics in an Omni-Channel World

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

2016-12-06T15:48:01+00:00June 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

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 [...]