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Fuse Networks has been serving the Tukwila area since 2009, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Tip of the Week: Learn How and Why to Use Zipped Files

Tip of the Week: Learn How and Why to Use Zipped Files

Sometimes, you might see a folder on your desktop that has a zipper on the icon. These are ZIP files, useful for certain purposes. Today, we want to show you how to effectively use a ZIP file for its intended purpose.

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Use These 5 Password Best Practices to Protect Yourself Online

Use These 5 Password Best Practices to Protect Yourself Online

Passwords have long been a cornerstone of online account security, paired with usernames to form the basis of most login systems. Consequently, they are prime targets for hackers seeking to steal credentials and gain unauthorized access to accounts or networks. The inherent weaknesses of poor passwords have become more apparent in recent years, however. This has prompted the growing adoption of additional security measures available to users.

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If You Want to Insure Your Business, You’re Going to Need MFA

If You Want to Insure Your Business, You’re Going to Need MFA

Certain businesses have taken a much closer interest in cybersecurity… those businesses being business insurance providers. Many will now only provide coverage if your business maintains certain cybersecurity standards. One key tool they want to see is multi-factor authentication, or MFA.

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Do What You Need to Do to Make Phishing a Non-Issue

Do What You Need to Do to Make Phishing a Non-Issue

If you are a consistent reader of this blog, it will not surprise you that we think of phishing as one of the most significant threats that impact businesses today, regardless of their size or industry. Understanding this threat and implementing effective prevention measures is vital for safeguarding your organization. Let's go into how you can minimize the impact of phishing schemes and protect your business.

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Inventory Management: the Key to Effective Business Logistics

Inventory Management: the Key to Effective Business Logistics

Regarding business logistics, inventory management is a significant contributing factor you cannot avoid. It keeps your operations running well, regardless of what type of business you run. Your company will always need its inventory, and managing it effectively and efficiently can save on costs, improve service levels, and promote overall business success.

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Use These Security Tips the Next Time You Travel for Work

Use These Security Tips the Next Time You Travel for Work

Travel has become a common occurrence for many employees and business professionals. Yet despite the travel, their responsibilities do not get put on halt. Whether it’s for a conference, a professional development workshop, or visiting a potential client or vendor, chances are you’ll bring technology with you. It’s up to you to ensure that it is kept safe from today’s rampant cyberthreats.

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How to Have a Productive Conversation with Your IT Team

How to Have a Productive Conversation with Your IT Team

How often do you struggle to talk about potential issues your business faces when you reach out to IT for help? Conversing with technicians can be especially challenging when you don’t necessarily understand the problem yourself, either. Thankfully, we have some tips to help you lead more productive conversations with your IT staff or managed service provider.

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Bloatware is Annoying: What You Can Do About It

Bloatware is Annoying: What You Can Do About It

Most computers these days will come with their fair share of bloatware, i.e. unwanted software that comes preinstalled on the operating system by the developers. While the developers do tend to get paid for including bloatware with their operating systems, there is often no need for it, leading users to question why it’s there and what to do about it.

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How to Approach Network Security Like a Pro

How to Approach Network Security Like a Pro

Network security is an incredibly nuanced topic with a lot of specifics that must be addressed. Still, today, we want to give you some actionable items that you can use to take an active role in improving network security for your business. Let’s dig into some of the essential dos and don’ts of network security for small businesses.

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How to Implement a New Year’s Resolution for Your Business

How to Implement a New Year’s Resolution for Your Business

We’d like to extend a very Happy New Year to all of our followers! The new year is a perfect time to make resolutions, particularly for your business. Let’s look at some common areas where a resolution might prove to be an effective motivator for change within your business, as well as how you can commit to it long-term.

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How to Avoid Amazon Scammers

How to Avoid Amazon Scammers

Scams using online retail giant Amazon have become more frequent around the holidays as online purchases tick up. Most of these scams come in the way of impersonation scams. With the holidays upon us, we thought we’d go through what kind of Amazon scams you should look for and how to avoid being a victim.

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Tip of the Week: Managing All Aspects of Your Phone Can Keep Battery Life from Being a Problem

Tip of the Week: Managing All Aspects of Your Phone Can Keep Battery Life from Being a Problem

We've all experienced the frustration of a drained smartphone battery, and if not, you've likely become accustomed to constantly carrying a charger. But what exactly leads to the rapid depletion of a smartphone's battery?

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Nine Actions to Help Build an Effective Business

Nine Actions to Help Build an Effective Business

Organizing your business for better efficiency is crucial for maximizing productivity, reducing costs, and achieving your goals. Here are some best practices to help you organize your business effectively.

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What Can Cause a Cyberattack in the First Place?

What Can Cause a Cyberattack in the First Place?

Cyberattacks are nothing to take lightly. Every year, they cause millions of dollars of damage to unprepared and unprotected businesses, which leads to many of these businesses’ failure. Let’s talk about what ultimately causes cyberattacks, so you know the kinds of situations and behaviors to keep an eye out for.

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The Most Common and Frustrating Errors to Make with Your Technology

The Most Common and Frustrating Errors to Make with Your Technology

With the right technology at your side, you can ensure that your operations, productivity, and customer satisfaction are maximized. However, even with all these benefits, small businesses make mistakes, particularly in regard to the implementation process. How can your business overcome the hurdles that stem from improper technology implementation strategies? Let’s take a closer look.

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Take Data Breach Seriously Before It’s Too Late

Take Data Breach Seriously Before It’s Too Late

Whenever you see a data breach in the news, it’s never a good thing. Their impact ranges from minor to severe, and depending on the size and scope of the breach, it could even be bad enough to break a business. Let’s go over how you can keep your business from suffering from data leaks.

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So, Your Network was Breached… What Do You Do Next?

So, Your Network was Breached… What Do You Do Next?

Businesses currently face an unprecedented level of threat from data breaches, with more means of undermining their security out there than ever before. Making the situation worse, all it takes is one to bring significant impacts to your business, from financial and reputational loss, not to mention all the potential legal issues that come into play. Let’s review what you need to do should you ever be on the receiving end of a breach.

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Tip of the Week: Understanding Your Smartphone Battery’s Lifespan

Tip of the Week: Understanding Your Smartphone Battery’s Lifespan

When your smartphone battery dies, you’re left feeling inconvenienced and, likely, pretty annoyed. Unless you’re carrying your charger on you at all times, you’ll need to find a solution to your battery charge issues. The solution, like with many other technological issues, is to be proactive and take action to keep your battery from dying in the first place. That’s what we’re here to discuss today.

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Centralized Data Storage is the Better Option. What’s Your Excuse?

Centralized Data Storage is the Better Option. What’s Your Excuse?

Are you sure that your business can control all of its data? Are you absolutely certain that it can be accessed when needed? Can you guarantee that it’s as secure as humanly possible, wherever it happens to be? You should be able to answer these questions with an unequivocal and resounding “yes,” yet central data management is far from a simple task.

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Be Proactive with Your Technology to Prevent Problems Altogether

Be Proactive with Your Technology to Prevent Problems Altogether

If your business could go about its daily tasks without having to worry about technology, you would find yourself suddenly much more productive and efficient. Think of all the time and money you could save by not reacting to technology problems. With the right tools and approaches, your company can make great strides toward a more proactive technology management model.

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