Research in Motion recently introduced BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express (BESX), featuring FREE software and Client Access Licenses (CALs) while providing the core connectivity, protection, and management capabilities of BlackBerry Enterprise Server such as wireless synchronization and mobile access to data and applications. But the price savings don't stop at free software and CAL licenses. You now get the ability to select the BlackBerry Internet Service wireless data carrier plan instead of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server wireless data carrier plan, which can save you $10-$20 per month for each of your BlackBerry clients!
RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express can be installed directly on a Microsoft Exchange or Small Business Server, recommended for as many as 75 users, or on a dedicated BESX server to support up to 2,000 clients. RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express is a great alternative for smaller organizations who before now couldn't afford connecting employees' BlackBerry smartphones to the corporate network.
The Express edition of BlackBerry Enterprise Server does not offer high availability, system monitoring, SQL database mirroring, or desktop phone/PBX support and limits the number of available IT polices from 450 to 35. Also, BIS BlackBerry smartphone wireless data plan clients will be required to perform the first direct-attached enterprise activation to integrate with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. Subsequently they will enjoy the complete BlackBerry mobile messaging and organizer data experience including scheduling, address books, do lists, and notes. Those using the BlackBerry Enterprise Server data plan can still enterprise activate their BlackBerry smartphones wirelessly.
How Progent's BlackBerry Experts Can Support Your Smartphone Solution
Progent offers a range of IT services to assist your company to deploy BESX and other BlackBerry technologies. Progent can help you to resolve synchronization issues, set up wireless administration services, configure server and desktop tools, set up and test backup/restore processes, add or remove BlackBerry smartphones on Exchange Server and Windows Active Directory, and configure Virtual Private Network connections. For large-scale mobile infrastructure jobs, Progent's BlackBerry specialists can team with Progent's Microsoft certified information technology consultants, Cisco CCIE infrastructure experts, and CISM and GIAC-certified Security professionals. This wide selection of IT skills, delivered via Progent's efficient remote consulting, cuts network support costs and promotes rapid and effective solutions for small businesses who need to incorporate BlackBerry products seamlessly into their IT network.
Progent's IT consultants can also can help you with Microsoft SQL integration and Microsoft Exchange configuration to make sure that your database and email infrastructure operate effectively with BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express. Progent can in addition assist you to migrate from older editions of Blackberry and Microsoft software, set up easy-to-use administration utilities to track and manage BlackBerry devices across your company, and develop a sound security strategy that includes BlackBerry clients. Progent's business continuity specialists can help your business to define, implement, and test disaster recovery procedures to make sure that BlackBerry data records can be preserved and mobile functions can be rapidly resumed in case of a major datacenter failure.
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.
Contact Progent to Get Support from a BlackBerry-Qualified Professional
To get in touch with Progent about professional support for BlackBerry wireless solutions, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.