Research in Motion has introduced BlackBerry BES Express, featuring FREE software and Client Access Licenses (CALs) while delivering the core connectivity, security, and administration functions of BlackBerry BES Server including wireless sync and mobile availability of files and applications. But the cost savings don't end at free server software and Client Access Licenses (CALs). You also have the ability to choose the BlackBerry Internet Service wireless data plan rather than the BlackBerry Enterprise Server wireless data plan, which can save you $10-$20 a month for every one of your RIM BlackBerry users!
RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express can be deployed directly on a Microsoft Exchange or SBS server, recommended for up to 75 clients, or on a dedicated BESX server which can support as many as 2,000 users. RIM BlackBerry BES Server Express is a great alternative for smaller organizations who before now couldn't financially justify connecting their workers' BlackBerry smartphones to their corporate network.
The Express version of RIM BlackBerry BES Server does not offer high availability features, system monitoring, database mirroring, or desk phone/PBX support and reduces the supported policies from 450 to 35. Also, BIS data plan users will have to execute an initial direct-attached enterprise activation to connect to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. Subsequently they will enjoy the complete BlackBerry mobile messaging and organizer data experience including calendar, contacts, do lists, and notes. Users with the BES wireless data plan can still enterprise activate their devices wirelessly.
How Progent's BlackBerry Certified Experts Can Help You with Your Mobility Environment
Progent offers a range of IT services to assist you to deploy BESX and other BlackBerry technologies. Progent can assist you to fix synchronization issues, implement wireless administration services, configure desktop software, set up and test backup/restore procedures, integrate BlackBerry clients on Microsoft Exchange Server Active Directory, and implement Virtual Private Network security. For large-scale wireless integration jobs, Progent's BlackBerry specialists can team with Progent's Microsoft information technology consultants, Cisco certified CCIE network engineers, and GIAC and CISA-certified Security engineers. This broad selection of expertise, provided via Progent's proven online consulting, reduces IT service expenses and promotes rapid and effective solutions for small businesses who want to incorporate BlackBerry technology smoothly into their information network.
Progent's IT experts can also can assist you with Microsoft SQL integration and Exchange Server configuration to ensure that your and messaging infrastructure operate efficiently with BlackBerry BES Express. Progent can also assist your business to migrate from previous versions of RIM BlackBerry and Microsoft platforms, set up streamlined administration utilities so you can monitor and manage BlackBerry smartphones across your network, and create a sensible security strategy that includes BlackBerry clients. Progent's business continuity consultants can help you to design, implement, and validate business continuity processes to ensure that BlackBerry data records can be preserved and mobile functions can be rapidly restored in the event 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.
Call or Email Progent to Get Help from a BlackBerry-Certified Professional
In order to get in touch with Progent about professional support for BlackBerry wireless solutions, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.