Research in Motion has introduced BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express (BESX), offering FREE server software and CALs while providing the basic connectivity, security, and administration functions of RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server such as wireless sync and mobile access to data and programs. And the cost savings don't end at free server software and CALs. You also get the ability to choose the BIS data plan instead of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server wireless data plan, which can save you $10-$20 a month for every one of your BlackBerry clients!
RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express can be installed directly on an Exchange or Small Business Server, which can handle up to 75 clients, or on a stand-alone BESX server which can support as many as 2,000 clients. BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express is ideal for smaller businesses who before now could not financially justify integrating their workers' BlackBerry smartphones to the corporate IT system.
The Express edition of RIM BlackBerry BES does not provide high availability features, monitoring, mirroring, or desktop phone/PBX integration and limits the number of supported policies from 450 to 35. Also, BIS wireless data plan users will be required to execute an initial wired enterprise activation to connect to the BES. After that they will have the full BlackBerry mobile email and organizer data experience which includes scheduling, contacts, tasks, and notes. Users with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server wireless data plan can still enterprise activate their BlackBerry smartphones over the air.
How Progent's BlackBerry Certified Experts Can Support Your Mobility Solution
Progent offers a variety of IT services to assist your company to deploy BlackBerry BES Express and other BlackBerry technologies. Progent can assist your IT staff to resolve BlackBerry sync issues, implement over-the-air management services, install desktop tools, design and validate backup/restore processes, integrate BlackBerry clients on Exchange Server and Windows Active Directory, and configure VPN security. For large-scale mobile infrastructure jobs, Progent's BlackBerry engineers can team with Progent's Microsoft IT experts, Cisco certified CCIE infrastructure experts, and CISM and GIAC-certified Security professionals. This broad range of expertise, provided via Progent's efficient online consulting, reduces network service expenses and promotes fast and effective solutions for businesses who want to integrate BlackBerry technology smoothly into their IT system.
Progent's IT consultants can also can assist you with Microsoft SQL integration and Exchange management to ensure that your back-end database and email environment operate efficiently with BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express. Progent can also assist you to upgrade from older editions of RIM BlackBerry and Microsoft platforms, set up streamlined administration utilities so you can monitor and manage BlackBerry devices throughout your company, and develop a sensible security plan that includes BlackBerry clients. Progent's disaster recovery engineers can help you to design, implement, and validate business continuity procedures to make sure that BlackBerry data can be recovered and mobile functions can be rapidly restored in the event 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.
Contact Progent for Support from a BlackBerry-Qualified Consultant
If you wish to contact Progent about consulting support for BlackBerry wireless integration, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.