Why UX Matters

2017-09-01T10:45:37-05:00October 31, 2016|Experience Design, Fusion Blog|

Peter Bartsch, UX Architect As the enterprise is digitally transforming, exceptional UX design is crucial to staying competitive. The essence of good UX is dependent on how the user interacts with the design—usability is vital. We dug deeper into the field of UX with Peter Bartsch, one of our UX Architects, who gave [...]

#AppleVsFBI: Privacy and Security in the Information Age

2017-09-01T10:51:22-05:00May 1, 2016|Data & Analytics, Fusion Blog|

In February 2016, the FBI obtained a court order compelling Apple to assist in the investigation of the December 2015 San Bernardino terrorist attacks by hacking Syed Rizwan Farook’s government issued iPhone 5c. Relying on a centuries old law which authorizes the United States federal courts to "issue all writs necessary or appropriate in aid [...]

How Android for Work Makes BYOD a Reality

2016-12-06T15:47:53-05:00March 24, 2015|Fusion Blog|

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

2016-12-06T15:47:53-05:00March 1, 2015|Fusion Blog|

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 [...]

Behind the Buzz on Fin Tech

2017-04-13T16:14:07-05:00January 20, 2015|Fusion Blog, Technology Solutions Posts|

As a culture, we place great value in the latest and greatest in products and industries. Now that the cloud is turning from trendy to hoary, the new hot topic is “Fin Tech”. But what is Fin Tech exactly and does it have the possibility to be as transformative as the cloud is proving to [...]

Guiding Technology Trends for 2015

2016-12-06T15:47:53-05:00January 20, 2015|Fusion Blog|

As we settle into 2015 with a fresh outlook and new goals, we have been following some key technology trends that are shaping the future of our client’s businesses, as well as our own. As the technology landscape continues to evolve rapidly, businesses must remain agile and willing to adapt. Changes in mobile, data security, [...]

I Have Seen the Future and It Is…JavaScript?

2016-12-06T15:47:54-05:00January 20, 2015|White Papers|

Node.JS takes Javascript, normally used on the browser, and turns it into a powerful, server-side tool. Introduction With the exception of dot-coms and other startups, enterprise web application development has largely been dominated by 2 platforms -- Java or .NET. Sure, other platforms have slipped in here and there but nothing has achieved serious traction. [...]

US Foods

2017-04-13T16:17:11-05:00June 23, 2014|Case Studies, Strategic Delivery Posts|

Company Profile US Foods is the 2nd largest food distribution company with over 250,000 customers. It’s customer base consists of restaurants and institutional cafeterias ranging in size from fortune 500 corporations to small “mom and pop” restaurants. Key to developing this market-share is an advanced e-commerce platform that allows customers of all sizes to [...]


2016-03-02T16:22:40-05:00June 3, 2014|Case Studies|

Company Profile Since inventing the high-speed rotary tool more than 75 years ago, Dremel has become the trusted name in high-speed rotary tool technology, providing creative solutions for hands-on professionals, homeowners, craftspeople and artists alike. Business Situation Dremel decided to enter the mobile marketing arena with the launch of a mobile optimized website and interactive [...]

Working Software over Comprehensive Documentation

2016-12-06T15:48:01-05:00May 15, 2014|Fusion Blog|

"Working software is the measure of progress because there's no other way of capturing the subtleties of the requirements: Documents and diagrams are too abstract to let the user 'kick the tires,'" says Dave Thomas, coauthor of The Pragmatic Programmer (Addison-Wesley, 1999). In Agile, working software is the primary measure of progress, period. Seems simple [...]

Two Reasons to Consider Hybrid Mobile App Frameworks

2016-12-06T15:48:04-05:00October 14, 2013|Fusion Blog|

Today, the only thing that’s predictable about mobility is its unpredictability. We cannot foresee what platforms, form factors and technology we will need to support in order to be competitive tomorrow. This presents a serious challenge when planning how your organization will cater to the mobile consumer. When building that next mobile-friendly web site or [...]

Making Informed Decisions about Mobiles Apps: Part Two

2016-12-06T15:48:05-05:00September 7, 2013|White Papers|

A Deeper Dive Into Hybrid Frameworks According to Gartner, by 2016 50% of mobile applications deployed will have been developed using a hybrid framework.  This article dives into some of the driving reasons for this shift and takes an in-depth look at the pros and cons of hybrid. It is painfully obvious to us all [...]

Forget “One Size Fits All”

2016-12-06T15:48:06-05:00May 5, 2013|White Papers|

The New Wave of Responsive Web Design Sansabelt trousers were invented in 1959 and, at the time, were touted as incredibly innovative as the waistband supposedly assured a good fit regardless of girth without a belt or suspenders.  Now, despite the current wave of 60s nostalgia, Sansabelt trousers are an object of derision.  Not even [...]

Making Informed Decisions About Mobile Apps

2016-12-06T15:48:06-05:00January 16, 2013|White Papers|

Deciding Between Native, Web-based or Hybrid Solutions The magnitude of growth mobile applications is beyond dispute: nearly three-quarters of organizations will deploy new line-of-business mobile apps in the next 12 months according to IDC. Zenprise estimates that over 183 billion mobile apps will be downloaded in 2015, up from a mere 10.7 billion in 2010, [...]

Maven Wave and Google Present at the 2012 CME Technology Conference

2016-12-06T15:48:06-05:00November 14, 2012|Fusion Blog|

Web-Apps v. Native in Mobile App Development Maven Wave partnered with Google on November 5 to present information and insight on the state of mobile development as the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Group welcomed over 200 IT professionals to their 2012 Technology Conference. The presentation by Sumeet Singh and Carl Franklin from Maven Wave and [...]

Riding The Third Wave of Mobility

2016-12-06T15:48:18-05:00July 12, 2012|Fusion Blog|

According to the Pew Research Center, more than two-thirds of smart phone users sleep with them next to their beds. Surprised?  We aren't. Before smart phones, computer scientists characterized computing as three historical waves. The first wave was built on the mainframe paradigm of host/remote: big central computers and dumb terminals connected by wire. The [...]

Mobile Money – 3 Reasons IT Leaders Are Gravitating To Mobile

2014-06-20T02:13:25-05:00February 22, 2012|Fusion Blog|

In the February issue of CIO, Lauren Brousell (@brousell) summarized the results of their latest CIO Economic Impact Survey of 333 IT executives. There were several insightful statistics that surfaced as a result of this survey including: Overall Growth: 54% have plans to grow their budgets in 2011 (as a comparison, in May of 2009 that number was only [...]

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

2016-12-06T15:48:19-05:00December 8, 2011|Fusion Blog|

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 [...]

Five Corporate Implications of Microsoft’s Acquisition of Skype

2016-12-06T15:48:20-05:00May 11, 2011|Fusion Blog|

Yesterday’s announcement of Microsoft’s $8.5 billion purchase of Skype, the largest acquisition in their 36-year history, is creating news stories in outlets ranging from Huffington Post to telecom trade media such as Light Reading. We’ve decided to come up with the 5 Corporate Implications of Microsoft’s Acquisition of Skype: Applications continue to absorb the network - No one buys [...]

Leading Diverse and Distributed Teams

2016-12-06T15:48:21-05:00January 17, 2011|Fusion Blog|

Multiple cultures. Multiple locations. Multiple priorities, personalities and processes. Managing teams scattered far and wide can be very challenging, particularly when those teams are multicultural, geographically distributed, and composed of individuals who work for multiple companies with competing priorities. Yet there are ways to overcome these challenges. Brian Bradley, Senior Principal at Maven Wave, was [...]