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New Device Announcements from Microsoft

Microsoft announced a number of new devices today, and here are some of the highlights… Lumia 950 on Windows Phone 10 Here at RWA, we’ve spent many years supporting and dealing with Blackberry in the Enterprise, and many of our staffers now see Windows Phone and Exchange as the best mobile secure messaging platform.  Microsoft went a step further with today’s event and produced a compelling Continuum demo on […]

Have you performed your Security Risk Analysis this year?

Businesses and organizations subject to HIPAA are required to undergo an annual review of their administrative, physical, and technical safeguards for Protected Health Information. An annual Security Risk Analysis uncovers potential weaknesses in security policies, processes, and systems. After your first comprehensive SRA, each subsequent SRA will only need to be reviewed and updated to […]

WiFi Sense

Among numerous new features, Windows 10 will bring a significant change to traditional WiFi connectivity. Rather than relying on publicly posted passwords, WiFi Sense connects you to a network of millions of Wireless Access Points distributed all over the world. This new feature is enabled by default during setup. Once WiFi Sense connects to your social […]

Microsoft Server 2003 End Of Life

What does end of support mean for you? After July 14, Microsoft will no longer issue security updates for any version of Windows Server 2003 . . . that is only one week away!!!  Once support ends, your organization will almost certainly fail to meet industry wide compliance standards. Regulations such as HIPAA, PCI, SOX […]

Windows 10 – The next generation

(Wait, what happened to Windows 9?!)     Recently Microsoft launched the Enterprise Technical Preview of Windows 10. This will be the direct successor to Windows 8, with an estimated formal release in late Q2 2015. Microsoft reportedly skipped the “Windows 9” name to underscore the new direction it is taking with its multi-platform OS […]

The Densest Digits

Higher Capacities And Lower Pricing – A Boon for Data Storage     With new tech, hard drive capacities are increasing and storage costs are lowering. Both Toshiba’s 5TB and HGST’s 6TB hard drives had a limited market release in February 2014. Since then more manufacturers introduced similar products leading to a welcomed downward shift […]

Tubular Totality

Underwater fibre optic cables currently carry approximately 99% of global telecommunications and data traffic. In addition to Internet services, many important things in our lives such as food, clothing, electronics, news, transportation, health care, banking and global commerce are directly or indirectly made possible by this technology. Continual advances in data compression and transmission techniques ensure […]