Research in Motion recently released BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express (BESX), offering NO COST server software and Client Access Licenses (CALs) while providing the core accessibility, security, and management capabilities of RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server such as over-the-air synchronization and remote availability of files and applications. But the cost cuts don't end at free software and CALs. You also get the ability to select the BlackBerry Internet Service data plan instead of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server data carrier plan, which can save you up to $20 a month for each of your RIM BlackBerry clients!
RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express can be deployed on a Microsoft Exchange or SBS server, recommended for as many as 75 users, or on a dedicated BESX server which can support up to 2,000 users. BlackBerry BES Server Express is ideal for small- and medium-sized businesses who until now could not afford connecting employees' BlackBerry devices to their corporate IT system.
The Express version of RIM BlackBerry BES does not provide high availability features, system monitoring, SQL database mirroring, or desktop phone integration and reduces the available IT polices from 450 to 35. In addition, BIS data plan users will have to perform the first direct-attached enterprise activation to connect to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. Subsequently they will have the complete BlackBerry wireless messaging and organizer data environment which includes calendar, address books, do lists, and notes. Those using the BlackBerry Enterprise Server wireless data carrier plan can still enterprise activate their devices wirelessly.
How Progent's BlackBerry Experts Can Help You with Your Smartphone Environment
Progent offers a range of consulting support services to assist your company to deploy BlackBerry BES Express and other BlackBerry technologies. Progent can help your IT staff to resolve synchronization problems, implement wireless administration capability, install desktop software, design and validate archiving procedures, integrate BlackBerry smartphones on Exchange Server and Active Directory, and configure Virtual Private Network security. For large-scale mobile infrastructure jobs, Progent's BlackBerry engineers can team with Progent's Microsoft certified information technology consultants, Cisco CCIE network engineers, and CISM and GIAC-certified Security engineers. This wide selection of IT skills, provided via Progent's efficient remote consulting, reduces network support expenses and promotes rapid and effective solutions for businesses who want to incorporate BlackBerry products smoothly into their IT network.
Progent's technology consultants can also can assist your business with SQL Server setup and Exchange Server configuration to make sure that your back-end database and messaging environment work effectively with BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express. Progent can in addition help your business to migrate from older releases of Blackberry and Microsoft software, set up easy-to-use administration tools so you can track and control BlackBerry devices across your company, and create a sensible security plan that includes BlackBerry users. Progent's disaster recovery specialists can help your business to define, institute, and test disaster recovery procedures to make sure that BlackBerry data records can be preserved and mobile networking operations can be quickly restored in the event of a major 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-Qualified Consultant
To get in touch with Progent about technical assistance for BlackBerry wireless integration, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.