RIM BlackBerry recently introduced BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express (BESX), offering FREE server software and Client Access Licenses (CALs) while providing the core mobility, security, and manageability features of BlackBerry Enterprise Server including wireless sync and remote access to files and applications. But the cost savings don't stop at free server software and CALs. You now have the option to choose BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) rather than the Enterprise Server carrier plan, saving you $10-$20 a month for each of your BlackBerry users!
BESX can be installed directly on an Exchange or SBS server (recommended for up to 75 users) or on a dedicated server to support up to 2,000 users. It's ideal for small- and medium-sized businesses who until now could not financially justify connecting employees' BlackBerry smartphones to their corporate IT systems.
The Express version of BES does not provide high availability, monitoring, SQL database mirroring or desk phone/PBX integration and reduces the supported IT polices from 450 to 35. In addition, BIS BlackBerry Smartphone data plan users will be required to perform an initial wired enterprise activation to connect to the BES. However, after that they will enjoy the full wireless email and organizer data experience including calendar, contacts, tasks and notes. BlackBerry BES data plan users can still enterprise activate their devices wirelessly.
How Progent's BlackBerry Consultants Can Help You with BlackBerry Technology
Progent offers a variety of consulting services to help you integrate BESX and other BlackBerry technologies. Progent can help you resolve synchronization issues, implement over-the-air management services, configure server and desktop software, set up backup/restore processes, add or remove BlackBerry smartphones on Microsoft Exchange and Active Directory, and configure VPN connections. For comprehensive mobile integration projects, Progent's BlackBerry engineers can work with Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants, Cisco CCIE network engineers, and CISA and GIAC-certified security professionals. This broad range of expertise, delivered via Progent's efficient remote service delivery model, cuts support costs and offers fast and effective solutions for small businesses who want to incorporate BlackBerry technology seamlessly into their information network.
Progent's IT experts can also can help you with Microsoft SQL Server integration and Microsoft Exchange configuration to ensure that your database and messaging infrastructure operate efficiently with BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express. Progent can also help you migrate from previous versions of Blackberry and Microsoft software, set up easy-to-use administration tools so you can track and manage BlackBerry devices throughout your company, and develop a sound security strategy that includes BlackBerry users. Progent's disaster recovery consultants can help you define, implement, and test business continuity procedures to make sure that BlackBerry data records are recoverable and mobile operations are quickly restored in case of a catastrophic 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 Assistance from a BlackBerry-Certified Expert
To ask Progent about engineering support for BlackBerry wireless solutions, phone 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.