RIM BlackBerry has released BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express (BESX), offering FREE software and CALs while providing the core connectivity, security, and management capabilities of RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server including over-the-air synchronization and mobile access to files and applications. But the price cuts don't end at free software and Client Access Licenses (CALs). You now have the ability to choose the BlackBerry Internet Service wireless data plan instead of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server data plan, saving you $10-$20 a month for each of your RIM BlackBerry clients!
RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express can be deployed on an Exchange or Small Business Server, which can handle as many as 75 users, or on a stand-alone BESX server which can support up to 2,000 users. RIM BlackBerry BES Server Express is a great alternative for smaller businesses who until now could not financially justify integrating their workers' BlackBerry devices to the corporate network.
The Express edition of BlackBerry Enterprise Server does not offer high availability, monitoring, database mirroring, or desktop phone integration and limits the supported policies from 450 to 35. In addition, BIS BlackBerry smartphone data plan users will have to execute an initial direct-attached enterprise activation to connect to the BES. Subsequently they will enjoy the full BlackBerry wireless email and personal organizer data environment which includes calendar, address books, do lists, and notes. Those using the BlackBerry Enterprise Server data carrier plan can still enterprise activate their devices wirelessly.
How Progent's BlackBerry Consultants Can Support Your Smartphone Solution
Progent provides a range of IT support services to help your company to deploy BlackBerry BES Express and other BlackBerry technologies. Progent can assist your IT staff to fix BlackBerry sync issues, set up wireless management services, configure desktop software, set up and validate backup/restore processes, add or remove BlackBerry clients on Microsoft Exchange Server Active Directory, and implement VPN security. For large-scale wireless integration jobs, Progent's BlackBerry engineers can team with Progent's Microsoft information technology consultants, Cisco CCIE network engineers, and CISSP-ISSIP and GIAC-certified Security engineers. This broad selection of expertise, delivered via Progent's proven online consulting, reduces IT support costs and promotes fast and successful solutions for businesses who want to integrate BlackBerry technology seamlessly into their information network.
Progent's technology consultants can also can assist you with SQL Server setup and Microsoft Exchange Server configuration to ensure that your database and email infrastructure operate effectively with BES Server Express. Progent can also help you to migrate from older releases of Blackberry and Microsoft platforms, install easy-to-use management utilities to monitor and manage BlackBerry devices across your network, and create a sound security strategy that includes BlackBerry clients. Progent's disaster recovery consultants can help your business to define, institute, and test workplace recovery processes to ensure that BlackBerry data records can be preserved and mobile operations can be quickly restored in case of a catastrophic datacenter failure.
Progent's BlackBerry Certifications
Progentís 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 for Support from a BlackBerry-Certified Professional
To ask Progent about engineering help for BlackBerry mobile wireless integration, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.