Entries by Richard

Year-End Checklist: Licenses and Employee Permissions

It’s that time of year again! Make sure you’re not spending money on unnecessary licenses, and ensure that all of your employees only have access to data they need. A variety of new cloud products are available to fit your workforce better than ever before. Frontline and outside sales workers can collaborate with the rest […]

‘Tis The Season – Holiday Scams

During the shift to enable hybrid and work-from-home for many businesses, cybercriminals and scammers have tried to exploit every possible vulnerability they could find. Thanks to security features included with Windows 11, the window for many of their tactics is rapidly closing. Still, some old classics manage to find their way back to our hearts […]

Windows 10 End-of-Support: October 14th, 2025

Several months ago, Microsoft announced the planed end-of-support date for Windows 10. When Microsoft originally announced their plans to end support for Windows 7, most computers that supported Windows Vista and Windows 7 could also be upgraded to Windows 10. However, with Windows 11, Microsoft now has new hardware requirements that support Zero Trust networking […]

Security Improvements in Windows 11

Microsoft’s newest operating system only runs on new computers, typically those built on or after 2019. The core reason for this is simple: Windows 11 provides a full slate of new security features that protects your data and business from the rapidly escalating danger posed by cyberattacks. Traditionally, Windows has been a general purpose operating […]

Improved Accessibility in Windows 11

As technology platforms stabilize after decades of constant, compatibility-breaking evolution, one fortunate result is the development and adoption of new accessibility technologies. One prominent example has been Microsoft’s Xbox Adaptive Controller, configurable set of devices explicitly designed to expand and help meet the needs of gamers with mobility and disability issues. The Adaptive Controller has […]

Windows 11 Arrives October 5th

Over the next few weeks, RWA will provide a preview of new features, security improvements, and more in Microsoft’s latest upgrade to the Windows operating system. If you’re interested in Windows 11 and would like to know if your computers are ready to support it, please reach out and schedule a complimentary Network Assessment today. […]

Keeping Up With Supported Versions of Windows Desktop and Server

It has been just over one year since Windows 7 reached end-of-life status. For security reasons, use of these outdated computers – as well as servers still running Windows Server 2008 – is highly discouraged. Several high-profile cybersecurity incidents at the end of 2020 illustrated that these devices are not only vulnerable to attacks from the internet, but attacks from compromised devices and people inside your own networks as well.   […]

Video Conferencing – The Summer of Digital Transformation

For most of our customers, remote work has shifted from an option to a necessity over the past few months. We’ve seen millions of students and traditional workers take part in remote learning and conferencing for the first time. Here are some of the most notable developments and platforms that have emerged. RWA is your […]

Built To Serve: Through COVID-19 and Beyond

A message for our Current Customers Thank you for staying with RWA through these unprecedented times. Our technicians are looking forward to the day when we can perform regular site visits for all of our clients. Until then, know that we are taking every precaution to keep you and your staff safe, including the following […]

Time is running out

Save on your 2019 IT purchases with Section 179 tax deductions Increased limits and new tax rules may significantly offset the purchasing and leasing of business equipment for the year, but the equipment must be placed into service before December 31st. What Is this? The IRS states Section 179 of the Tax Cuts and Jobs […]