RIM BlackBerry recently introduced BlackBerry BES Express, offering FREE software and Client Access Licenses (CALs) while delivering the basic connectivity, security, and administration functions of RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server such as over-the-air sync and remote access to files and programs. And the cost cuts don't end at free server software and CAL licenses. Customers now get the ability to select the BIS data carrier plan rather than the BES wireless data carrier plan, which can save your business $10-$20 per month for each of your RIM BlackBerry clients!
RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express can be deployed on a Microsoft Exchange or Small Business Server, which can handle up to 75 users, or on a dedicated BESX server which can support up to 2,000 users. BlackBerry BES Server Express is a great alternative for smaller businesses who until now could not financially justify integrating employees' BlackBerry devices to the corporate IT system.
The Express version of RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server does not offer high availability, system monitoring, database mirroring, or desk phone integration and limits the available policies from 450 to 35. In addition, BIS BlackBerry smartphone wireless data plan clients will be required to perform the first wired enterprise activation to integrate with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. Subsequently they will have the complete BlackBerry mobile email and personal organizer data experience which includes scheduling, contacts, tasks, and notes. Users with the BES wireless data plan can continue to enterprise activate their BlackBerry smartphones wirelessly.
How Progent's BlackBerry Consultants Can Help You with Your Smartphone Solution
Progent provides a range of consulting services to help your company to deploy BESX and other BlackBerry technologies. Progent can help you to fix BlackBerry sync issues, set up over-the-air administration services, install server and desktop tools, set up and test backup/restore procedures, add or remove BlackBerry clients on Exchange Server and Windows Active Directory, and configure VPN connections. For large-scale mobile infrastructure projects, Progent's BlackBerry engineers can work with Progent's Microsoft IT consultants, Cisco CCIE network engineers, and CISSP-ISSIP and GIAC-certified Security professionals. This wide range of expertise, provided via Progent's efficient remote 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 network.
Progent's technology experts can also can help you with Microsoft SQL Server integration and Microsoft Exchange Server management to make sure that your back-end database and email infrastructure operate efficiently with BESX. Progent can also help you to migrate from older versions of RIM BlackBerry and Microsoft platforms, set up easy-to-use administration tools so you can track and control BlackBerry devices throughout your network, and create a sound security strategy that includes BlackBerry users. Progent's business continuity engineers can help your business to define, institute, and test disaster recovery procedures to ensure that BlackBerry data records can be preserved and mobile functions can be quickly resumed in case of a major 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.
Call or Email Progent to Get Assistance from a BlackBerry-Qualified Specialist
If you wish to ask Progent about consulting expertise for BlackBerry wireless integration, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.