Research in Motion recently introduced BlackBerry BES Express, offering NO COST server software and CALs while providing the core connectivity, protection, and management functions of BlackBerry BES Server such as wireless synchronization and remote access to data and applications. But the cost cuts don't end at free software and CAL licenses. Customers also get the ability to choose the BlackBerry Internet Service data carrier plan instead of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server data carrier plan, saving your business $10-$20 per month for each of your RIM BlackBerry users!
RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express can be deployed on an Exchange or SBS server, recommended for up to 75 clients, or on a stand-alone BESX server to support as many as 2,000 users. BlackBerry BES Server Express is a great alternative for smaller businesses who until now could not afford integrating their workers' BlackBerry smartphones to the corporate IT system.
The Express version of BlackBerry BES does not provide high availability features, monitoring, SQL database mirroring, or desk phone/PBX integration and limits the number of supported policies from 450 to 35. Also, BIS BlackBerry smartphone data plan clients will have to execute the first wired enterprise activation to connect to the BES. Subsequently they will enjoy the complete BlackBerry wireless email and personal organizer data environment including scheduling, address books, do lists, and notes. Users with the BES data plan can continue to enterprise activate their BlackBerry smartphones wirelessly.
How Progent's BlackBerry Consultants Can Support Your Smartphone Solution
Progent offers a range of IT support services to help your company to deploy BESX and other BlackBerry platforms and utilities. Progent can assist your IT staff to resolve synchronization problems, set up over-the-air administration services, configure server and desktop tools, set up and test backup/restore processes, integrate BlackBerry smartphones on Exchange Server and Windows Active Directory, and configure VPN connections. For comprehensive wireless integration jobs, Progent's BlackBerry engineers can team with Progent's Microsoft IT experts, Cisco certified CCIE engineers, and CISSP-ISSIP and GIAC-certified Security engineers. This wide range of expertise, delivered through Progent's efficient remote service delivery model, cuts network service costs and offers fast and successful solutions for small businesses who want to integrate BlackBerry products seamlessly into their IT network.
Progent's technology consultants can also can help you with Microsoft SQL Server integration and Exchange configuration to make sure that your database and email infrastructure operate effectively with BESX. Progent can also assist your business to migrate from previous releases of Blackberry and Microsoft software, set up streamlined administration tools to monitor and control BlackBerry devices across your company, and develop a sensible security plan that includes BlackBerry clients. Progent's business continuity engineers can help you to design, implement, and validate business continuity processes to ensure that BlackBerry data records can be preserved and mobile networking functions can be quickly 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.
Call or Email Progent for Help from a BlackBerry-Qualified Specialist
To ask Progent about professional expertise for BlackBerry mobile wireless solutions, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.