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Employee Spotlight: Eli Ruvalcaba

2018-08-24T09:00:20+00:00October 25, 2017|Categories: Fusion Blog, Working at Maven Wave|Tags: , , |

Eli Ruvalcaba - Google Deployment Lead Eli Ruvalcaba serves as the Google Deployment Lead at Maven Wave. Prior to Maven Wave, Ruvalcaba worked in the consulting practice at Slalom. Ruvalcaba attended Purdue University and St.Xavier, studying multiple disciplines before landing on Management Information Systems (MIS). One of his hobbies is DIY home [...]

Recap of Google Cloud Next ‘17

2018-08-27T09:22:32+00:00March 14, 2017|Categories: Cloud & Machine Learning, Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

Maven Wave had the privilege of attending and sponsoring Google Cloud Next ‘17 in San Francisco, CA last week. It was a jam-packed week of exciting announcements from Google, meeting new people, and expanding our expertise of Google Cloud. There were over 100 exciting announcements made and more learnings than could possibly be covered [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Dillon Transport

2017-09-01T10:46:15+00:00October 25, 2016|Categories: Case Studies, Data & Analytics|Tags: , , |

Company Profile Dillon Transport has been a leader in the temperature sensitive transportation industry since 1980, with a fleet of over 600 Peterbilt trucks and over 850 trailers located out of multiple terminals. Dillon focuses on providing tanker delivery solutions, making them one of the most experienced, dedicated, and efficient carriers in the industry. [...]

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 [...]

6 More G Suite Features You Need to Know

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Maven Wave and Dialpad Partnership

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

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

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

How Android for Work Makes BYOD a Reality

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Protect Your Domain from a Security Breach

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

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.  

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 [...]

Why Docker Matters

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]