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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.

We Should Talk About the “Act Your Wage” Trend

We Should Talk About the “Act Your Wage” Trend

Numerous workplace trends have emerged in the past few years, many of which employers are not fond of. “Quiet quitting” is an example of such a trend, where workers will do the bare minimum—nothing more—to retain their employment. More recently, the trend has been to “act your wage.”

Let’s look at what this means and how to handle it if you ever encounter it in your business.

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Keys to Improving Operational Efficiency

Keys to Improving Operational Efficiency

For the modern business, keeping processes efficient is a key contributor to maintaining productivity. By doing your best to eliminate inefficiencies small businesses can remain competitive and profitable. One effective strategy is to streamline processes through automation.

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AI Can Dramatically Improve Your Business Operations

AI Can Dramatically Improve Your Business Operations

AI has infiltrated the zeitgeist in a way that few technologies have. It’s rare to hear about anyone who has no opinion on how it should or should not be used. Businesses, however, can take full advantage of the situation and capitalize on the use of AI in operations and products. Today, we want to explore the opportunity businesses have to use AI to add value to their offerings.

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Here are Five Ways Faster Internet Helps Your Business

Here are Five Ways Faster Internet Helps Your Business

Internet speeds have been increasing over the past few years as more people do more online. This enhancement in speed brings several benefits to businesses of all types. Let’s look at five benefits businesses can take advantage of with higher Internet speeds. 

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How You Can Benefit from Business Analytics

How You Can Benefit from Business Analytics

For modern businesses, data is king. It's the driving force behind decision-making, strategic planning, and competitive advantage. Enter business analytics.

This powerful tool transforms raw data into meaningful insights, but how can you use small business analytics for yourself?

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Technology Can Help Promote Improved Worker Wellness

Technology Can Help Promote Improved Worker Wellness

Being a part of the workforce today comes with its share of challenges. Various stressors, both related to work and outside of it, can significantly affect an employee's performance. Therefore, it's crucial for companies to prioritize their team's well-being, and one effective approach is by embracing and promoting the use of technology to make workers’ tasks easier to manage.

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5 Technologies for Any Business That Will Improve Operations

5 Technologies for Any Business That Will Improve Operations

You’ll go through various high and low points when you're running your business. That’s just part of the game; the unpredictability comes with running a business. You might lose confidence in your operations and wonder if you’re making the right calls—particularly with business technology. Thankfully, there are ways you can use technology that take a lot of the guesswork out of what the future holds for your business.

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The Challenges of a 4-Day Workweek

The Challenges of a 4-Day Workweek

There are many ways to increase your team's productivity, but one of the less obvious ones is to consider an alternative work week. Specifically, the idea in question is the four-day workweek, which advocates argue could potentially increase productivity by virtue of working less.

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Five Controversial Technologies You Need to Be Careful With

Five Controversial Technologies You Need to Be Careful With

With many compliance and regulation laws existing in today’s business world, it’s no small wonder that ethical dilemmas surrounding business technology are more common than you might expect. Let’s go over five of the more controversial uses of technology so you can avoid facing them during the course of your operations.

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4 Ways to Get More Productivity Out of Your Smartphone

4 Ways to Get More Productivity Out of Your Smartphone

Smartphones are incredible productivity tools that anyone can take advantage of for personal computing or business purposes. Thanks to the large amount of mobile applications available, there are countless ways that people can reimagine various aspects of their lives for the better. To help you out, we’ve put together four of our favorite smartphone tips that you might find useful.

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Google and Microsoft Both Offer Work Profiles for Businesses

Google and Microsoft Both Offer Work Profiles for Businesses

Microsoft and Google offer work profile systems that can help you keep your personal life and professional life on the same mobile device, albeit separate. These are often found with enterprise settings that allow for greater security and control over how employees use their devices for work duties. Let’s look at how the work profiles function for Microsoft and Google.

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A Digital Detox Might Be Just What You Need

A Digital Detox Might Be Just What You Need

You and your employees are likely exhausted from dealing with technology day in and day out. Even if it is what allows businesses to flourish, you still might want some time away from it from time to time. When it feels like too much, know that a digital detox can be a valid way of temporarily moving away from technology—even in the workplace.

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Docking Your Laptop Can Make it Feel More Like a Desktop

Docking Your Laptop Can Make it Feel More Like a Desktop

Do you prefer to get your work done on a desktop? If so, you’re not alone; laptops are great for mobility, but they do have certain limitations placed on them that you might find difficult to work with. Thankfully, you can make most modern laptops work and feel like a desktop with a couple of modifications and components.

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Your Business Can (and Should) Use Technology to Streamline Operations

Your Business Can (and Should) Use Technology to Streamline Operations

Your business should always strive to prevent interruptions and issues related to operations. With the right technology and appropriate management of it, you will find that you experience far fewer of them. Let’s examine some strategies you can use that will help you build better processes and how technology can aid in this.

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What is Downtime Costing You?

What is Downtime Costing You?

Business owners try to avoid downtime like the plague, but it’s often a challenge to do so. The impact of downtime can be devastating for even the most stable business, and this is even more so the case when you bring profits and bottom lines into view. We’ll take a look at how you can calculate the cost of a downtime event.

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Unnecessary Meetings are a More Serious Problem Than You’d Think

Unnecessary Meetings are a More Serious Problem Than You’d Think

Anyone who has spent a considerable amount of time in a professional occupation knows that meetings come with the territory. After all, running a business requires a lot of coordination, communication, and teamwork, and meetings are opportunities for employees to gather and discuss important business-related ideas. However, the amount of time wasted and misused on unnecessary meetings is a topic of concern.

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Your Productivity is Tied to How Happy Your Team Is

Your Productivity is Tied to How Happy Your Team Is

The best thing you can do for your employees is provide a good work experience, but what do we mean when we say this? In essence, you spend a lot of time trying to find the best fit for your organization, so you want to invest a solid amount of effort into making sure they stick around. This goes beyond compensation; you should consider the following for your business’ work experience.

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Tip of the Week: Mellow Out When Things Aren’t Going Your Way

Tip of the Week: Mellow Out When Things Aren’t Going Your Way

There is a lot made of the importance of productivity when it comes to running a business. Of course, without a consistent output, revenue growth is impossible. As a result, many workers expect the same kind of effort that they give. When they don’t see that effort, tensions can get high and they can get stressed out pretty easily. Today, we will go through a couple of tips that will help you maintain composure when your job delivers more stress than you’d like. 

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Tip of the Week: Five Simple Steps Towards a More Productive Business

Tip of the Week: Five Simple Steps Towards a More Productive Business

If asked, most business owners would likely rank “improving productivity” as one of their overall business goals—and for obvious reasons. Often less obvious, however, is how to go about accomplishing this particular goal. Here, we’ve put together five different but equally effective ways to do so.

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Solving Your Business Problems Isn’t Always Simple

Solving Your Business Problems Isn’t Always Simple

Remote work doesn’t come without its fair share of issues, but with a little creativity and ingenuity, you can help your remote employees overcome them. Let’s examine structured problem solving, a particularly helpful approach to issue resolution that can help your team be more productive throughout the workday.

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