Research in Motion recently released BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express (BESX), featuring FREE server software and CALs while providing the core accessibility, protection, and administration functions of BlackBerry Enterprise Server including over-the-air synchronization and mobile access to data and applications. But the cost cuts don't stop at free server software and CALs. You also have the option to choose the BIS data carrier plan rather than the BlackBerry Enterprise Server wireless data carrier plan, saving you up to $20 per month for every one of your BlackBerry users!
RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express can be deployed directly on a Microsoft Exchange or SBS server, which can handle up to 75 users, or on a stand-alone server to support as many as 2,000 users. BlackBerry BES Server Express is a great alternative for smaller businesses who before now could not afford integrating employees' BlackBerry devices to the corporate IT system.
The Express version of BlackBerry BES Server does not provide high availability features, system monitoring, mirroring, or desk phone support and limits the supported policies from 450 to 35. Also, BIS BlackBerry smartphone data plan users will be required to perform the first wired enterprise activation to integrate with the BES. After that they will enjoy the complete BlackBerry mobile messaging and organizer data experience which includes scheduling, contacts, tasks, and notes. Those using the BlackBerry Enterprise Server data carrier plan can continue to enterprise activate their BlackBerry smartphones over the air.
How Progent's BlackBerry Consultants Can Support Your Mobility Environment
Progent offers a variety of consulting services to help you to deploy BlackBerry BES Express and other BlackBerry platforms and utilities. Progent can help your IT staff to resolve synchronization issues, implement over-the-air administration services, configure desktop tools, design and test archiving procedures, add or remove BlackBerry clients on Exchange Server and Active Directory, and implement Virtual Private Network connections. For comprehensive wireless integration jobs, Progent's BlackBerry engineers can team with Progent's Microsoft certified IT experts, Cisco CCIE infrastructure experts, and GIAC and CISA-certified Security professionals. This wide selection of expertise, provided through Progent's efficient online service delivery model, cuts IT service expenses and promotes fast and effective solutions for small businesses who want to incorporate BlackBerry products smoothly into their IT network.
Progent's technology consultants can also can assist your business with Microsoft SQL Server setup and Exchange Server management to make sure that your and email environment work effectively with BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express. Progent can in addition help you to upgrade from previous editions of RIM BlackBerry and Microsoft platforms, install easy-to-use management utilities so you can track and manage BlackBerry smartphones across your network, and develop a sound security plan that includes BlackBerry users. Progent's business continuity engineers can help your business to define, implement, and validate disaster recovery processes to make sure that BlackBerry data records can be recovered and mobile networking operations can be quickly restored in the event of a major datacenter breakdown.
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 for Help from a BlackBerry-Certified Professional
If you wish to get in touch with Progent about technical support for BlackBerry wireless solutions, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.