Entries by The Editor

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 For security reasons, use of these outdated computers – as well as servers still running Windows Server 2008 – is highly discouraged.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 […]

2 Months Left to use Windows 7

Windows 7 will reach end of life on January 14th, 2020. At that time, Microsoft will cease releasing security updates for most of their customers, and anyone that needs to meet security regulations for their business will need to upgrade to Windows 10. RWA technicians will be busy over the next few weeks and holiday […]

What does the UK, Windows 7, and the VW Beetle have in common?

A short list of everything going away or shutting down over the next few month: Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 7. The UK is leaving the EU. Volkswagen will stop producing the Beetle. MoviePass is failing. Every Disney, Star Wars, and Marvel movie on Netflix will go away. Old Towne Road rides into the sunset, hopefully. … And that’s just […]

Preparing for Windows 7 End of Life

Windows 7 is currently in an ‘extended support’ status that ends on January 14, 2020. After that date, only volume licensed customers will be able to purchase support from Microsoft – at escalating rates – for the next 3 years. For everyone else – home users and business users alike – you’ll need to upgrade […]