BlackBerry BES Server Express IntegrationResearch in Motion has introduced BlackBerry BES Express, featuring FREE server software and Client Access Licenses (CALs) while delivering the core accessibility, security, and administration functions of RIM BlackBerry BES Server such as wireless synchronization and remote availability of data and applications. But the cost savings don't stop at free server software and CAL licenses. Customers now have the option to choose the BIS data plan rather than the BlackBerry Enterprise Server wireless data plan, saving your business $10-$20 per month for each of your RIM BlackBerry clients!

RIM BlackBerry BES Server Express can be deployed directly on an Exchange or Small Business Server, recommended for up to 75 users, or on a dedicated BESX server which can support up to 2,000 clients. BlackBerry BES Server Express is ideal for smaller organizations who until now couldn't afford integrating employees' BlackBerry smartphones to the corporate network.

The Express edition of RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server does not offer high availability features, system monitoring, database mirroring, or desktop phone/PBX support and reduces the number of supported IT polices from 450 to 35. In addition, BIS BlackBerry smartphone wireless data plan clients will have to execute the first direct-attached enterprise activation to connect to the BES. Subsequently they will have the complete BlackBerry mobile email and organizer data environment including scheduling, contacts, tasks, and notes. Those using the BlackBerry Enterprise Server wireless data carrier plan can continue to enterprise activate their BlackBerry smartphones wirelessly.

How Progent's BlackBerry Consultants Can Help You with Your Mobility Solution
Progent provides a range of consulting support services to assist you to deploy BlackBerry BES Express and other BlackBerry platforms and utilities. Progent can assist you to fix BlackBerry sync issues, set up wireless administration capability, install desktop software, set up and test archiving procedures, add or remove BlackBerry smartphones on Exchange Server and Windows Active Directory, and implement VPN security. For large-scale mobile infrastructure jobs, Progent's BlackBerry engineers can work with Progent's Microsoft information technology experts, Cisco certified CCIE infrastructure experts, and CISM and GIAC-certified Security professionals. This wide range of IT skills, provided through Progent's efficient remote consulting, cuts network support expenses and offers fast and successful solutions for businesses who want to incorporate BlackBerry products smoothly into their IT network.

Progent's technology experts can also can help you with SQL integration and Exchange configuration to make sure that your back-end database and email environment work effectively with BESX. Progent can in addition help you to migrate from previous releases of Blackberry and Microsoft software, set up streamlined management tools to help you track and manage BlackBerry devices across your company, and develop a sound security strategy that includes BlackBerry users. Progent's disaster recovery engineers can assist you to define, institute, and test disaster recovery processes to make sure that BlackBerry data can be preserved and mobile functions can be quickly restored in case of a major datacenter breakdown.

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 Specialist
To ask Progent about professional assistance for BlackBerry mobile wireless integration, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.