RIM BlackBerry has introduced BlackBerry BES Express, featuring NO COST software and Client Access Licenses (CALs) while delivering the core connectivity, security, and administration capabilities of BlackBerry BES Server including wireless sync and mobile availability of files and programs. But the cost savings don't end at free server software and CALs. You also get the option to choose the BlackBerry Internet Service data plan rather than the BES data carrier plan, which can save you $10-$20 per month for each of your BlackBerry users!
BlackBerry BES Server Express can be deployed on a Microsoft Exchange or SBS server, recommended for as many as 75 clients, or on a stand-alone server to support up to 2,000 users. RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express is ideal for smaller organizations who before now couldn't financially justify connecting their workers' BlackBerry devices to their corporate IT system.
The Express version of BlackBerry BES does not offer high availability features, monitoring, database mirroring, or desk phone/PBX integration and limits the supported IT polices from 450 to 35. Also, BIS BlackBerry smartphone wireless data plan clients will be required to perform an initial wired enterprise activation to connect to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. Subsequently they will enjoy the full BlackBerry mobile messaging and personal organizer data experience including calendar, address books, tasks, and notes. Those using the BlackBerry Enterprise Server wireless data plan can still enterprise activate their BlackBerry smartphones wirelessly.
How Progent's BlackBerry Experts Can Support Your Smartphone Solution
Progent offers a range of IT support services to help you to integrate BlackBerry BES Express and other BlackBerry platforms and utilities. Progent can help your IT staff to resolve BlackBerry sync problems, set up wireless management services, install desktop tools, set up and test backup/restore processes, integrate BlackBerry clients on Microsoft Exchange Server Active Directory, and configure VPN connections. For large-scale mobile infrastructure projects, Progent's BlackBerry engineers can work with Progent's Microsoft certified IT experts, Cisco CCIE network engineers, and CISSP-ISSIP and GIAC-certified Security professionals. This wide range of expertise, delivered via Progent's efficient online service delivery model, reduces IT support costs and offers rapid and effective solutions for businesses who want to incorporate BlackBerry products smoothly into their IT system.
Progent's technology consultants can also can assist your business with SQL Server setup and Microsoft Exchange Server management to ensure that your database and messaging infrastructure operate efficiently with BES Server Express. Progent can also assist you to upgrade from previous releases of RIM BlackBerry and Microsoft software, install streamlined administration utilities to monitor and control BlackBerry devices across your company, and create a sound security strategy that includes BlackBerry clients. Progent's business continuity engineers can assist your business to design, implement, and validate business continuity processes to ensure that BlackBerry data records can be preserved and mobile operations can be rapidly resumed in the event of a catastrophic datacenter breakdown.
Progent's BlackBerry Certifications
Progent's BlackBerry-certified consultants are experts at helping small organizations plan, manage, and troubleshoot BlackBerry technology affordably and effectively, reducing the cost and hassle of maintaining a mobile workforce and promoting better business results. Progent's experts have earned all major BlackBerry certifications including BlackBerry Certified Support Specialist, BlackBerry Certified Server Support Specialist, BlackBerry Certified System Administrator, and BlackBerry Certified Solution Designer.
Contact Progent for Assistance from a BlackBerry-Qualified Consultant
If you wish to get in touch with Progent about engineering expertise for BlackBerry wireless integration, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.