Innovation

Rethinking the Corporation: The Digital Innovation Lifecycle Part 4

2017-09-01T10:34:40+00:00August 14, 2017|Categories: Digital Transformation, Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , |

The point of this blog series has been to suggest that the traditional departmental corporate form (i.e. sales, marketing, finance, ops, IT, etc.) remains virtually unchanged since its origin at the dawn of the industrial age. Back then, innovation moved in multi-year cycles and infrastructure and depth were more determinant of success than speed [...]

5 Strengths of Winners in Digital

2018-08-24T07:28:45+00:00August 11, 2017|Categories: Digital Transformation, Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , |

There’s no question that the need for businesses to evolve for the digital age is here; it’s no longer something companies can put off.  Now, it’s just a question of how to get started. When looking at the competitive landscape, there are certain companies that always seem to just get it and manage [...]

Transparency: A Crucial Element to Creating an Engaged Workforce

2017-09-01T10:34:59+00:00August 10, 2017|Categories: Fusion Blog, Working at Maven Wave|Tags: , , , |

Business transparency is a key factor in developing a more engaged employee workforce. Transparency leads your employees to trust upper management - this sort of trust is only achievable by openly sharing information throughout the organization. Fostering a successful transparent environment keeps employees engaged, focused, and motivated. Transparency has become a very [...]

Rethinking the Corporation: The Digital Innovation Lifecycle Part 3

2018-08-27T09:22:03+00:00May 1, 2017|Categories: Digital Transformation, Fusion Blog, Innovation Posts|Tags: , , , |

Throughout this blog series, we’ve been suggesting that the traditional departmental corporate form (i.e. sales, marketing, finance, ops, IT, etc.), universally applied, and virtually unchanged for over two centuries, is killing innovation in leading corporations around the world. From the way companies develop strategy, serve customers, and attract employees, to the way they create [...]

Millennials Part 2: How to Adapt to a New Way to Work

2017-09-01T10:48:27+00:00July 25, 2016|Categories: Digital Transformation, Fusion Blog, Innovation Posts|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

As we discussed in our first blog post, Millennials are rapidly influencing the enterprise during this age of digital transformation. While Millennials are significant assets, companies must redefine their cultural structure to retain these individuals. Research shows that one of the biggest challenges chief executives are faced with is appealing to and retaining Millennials. [...]

Millennials: Reshaping Corporate Culture

2017-09-01T10:49:20+00:00July 6, 2016|Categories: Digital Transformation, Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Millennials are redefining the workplace standards with a contrasting outlook on technology and culture, resulting in a recent transformation in the enterprise. Upper management may sometimes pose the question, “why should we adopt to the Millennial culture?” Transitioning to a Millennial-friendly culture can be challenging, however it is a change that will lead to competitive [...]

CIO vs CEO: Finding Middle Ground

2017-09-01T10:49:57+00:00June 15, 2016|Categories: Digital Transformation, Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

IT holds a special place in the digital age bringing value to the enterprise through technology. As the world becomes increasingly digital, businesses are relying on IT to not only keep the current systems up and running, but to keep pace with digital technology advancements. While IT plays a vital role, the business demands can [...]

Shadow IT Part 3 – Making the Digital Transformation

2018-03-01T08:34:00+00:00May 1, 2016|Categories: Digital Transformation, Technology Solutions Posts, White Papers|Tags: , , , , , |

Recap of Parts 1 and 2 Our first post in this Shadow IT series pointed out that in today’s environment, as technology becomes more sophisticated, more analytical, and more social, the skills required for success are changing more dramatically than ever. We argued that the very nature of the work we do is changing. Creating [...]

Building a Digital Business for the Future

2017-09-01T10:51:45+00:00April 18, 2016|Categories: Digital Transformation, Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

Maven Wave recently participated in the 2016 AGENDA conference, hosted by IDG Enterprise in Amelia Island, FL. AGENDA is a business leadership conference focused on transforming the enterprise for the digital world. The conference is attended by digital leaders from all over the country who are leading transformation efforts in their organizations; C-level executives, VPs, [...]

Shadow IT Part 2: The Coming [Digital Productization] Wave

2017-09-01T10:53:49+00:00January 25, 2016|Categories: Digital Transformation, Technology Solutions Posts, White Papers|Tags: , , , , , , |

Recap of Shadow IT Part 1 Our first post on this topic pointed out that in today’s environment, as technology becomes more sophisticated, more analytical, and more social, the skills required for success are changing more dramatically than ever. We argued that the very nature of the work we do is changing; it’s less like [...]

Shadow IT: A Tide That Cannot (And Should Not) Be Turned

2017-04-13T16:14:16+00:00October 21, 2015|Categories: Fusion Blog, Technology Solutions Posts|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Since the introduction of computing into the business cycle, technology has driven changes in the way we work. In today’s environment, as technology becomes more sophisticated, more analytical, and more social, the skills required for success are changing more dramatically than ever. In financial markets, the trader that once slugged out a spread in the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

How Big Pharma Can Leverage Open-Innovation

2016-12-06T15:48:04+00:00September 19, 2013|Categories: White Papers|Tags: , , , , |

Say Goodbye to Hollywood Historically, Big Pharma, like Hollywood, has operated according to a "blockbuster" revenue model. One or two blockbusters enable the spend for the rest of the company while it is searching for the next blockbuster. The cycle continues on and on. Unfortunately, this model is largely unsustainable in the current economic environment [...]

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 Upside of Being in the Cloud

2016-12-06T15:48:06+00:00January 5, 2013|Categories: White Papers|Tags: , , , , |

The Bottom Line Impact The expression “head-in-the-cloud” implies that someone is scatterbrained or impractical.  That couldn’t be farther from the truth when discussing the advantages for enterprises of moving IT functions to the Cloud. There are plenty of pragmatic reasons for moving to the Cloud, ranging from increased collaboration,  unprecedented access to new tools to [...]

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 [...]