Research in Motion recently released BlackBerry BES Express, offering FREE software and Client Access Licenses (CALs) while delivering the basic connectivity, protection, and management capabilities of BlackBerry Enterprise Server including wireless sync and mobile availability of data and programs. And the cost savings don't end at free server software and Client Access Licenses (CALs). You also get the option to choose the BIS wireless data plan rather than the BES data plan, saving your business up to $20 per month for every one of your RIM BlackBerry users!
BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express can be installed on an Exchange or Small Business Server, which can handle up to 75 users, or on a stand-alone BESX server which can support as many as 2,000 clients. BlackBerry BES Server Express is a great alternative for smaller organizations who until now could not afford connecting their workers' BlackBerry devices to their corporate IT system.
The Express version of BlackBerry Enterprise Server does not provide high availability features, system monitoring, mirroring, or desktop phone/PBX integration and reduces the number of available policies from 450 to 35. Also, BIS BlackBerry smartphone wireless data plan users will be required to perform the first wired enterprise activation to connect to the BES. Subsequently they will have the complete BlackBerry wireless messaging and personal organizer data experience including scheduling, contacts, tasks, and notes. Those using the BES wireless data plan can still enterprise activate their devices wirelessly.
How Progent's BlackBerry Certified Consultants Can Support Your Mobility Solution
Progent offers a range of IT support services to assist you to deploy BlackBerry BES Express and other BlackBerry platforms and utilities. Progent can help your IT staff to resolve BlackBerry sync problems, set up wireless administration capability, install server and desktop tools, design and validate archiving procedures, integrate BlackBerry clients on Exchange Server and Windows Active Directory, and configure Virtual Private Network connections. For large-scale mobile infrastructure projects, Progent's BlackBerry specialists can work with Progent's Microsoft information technology experts, Cisco certified CCIE network engineers, and CISSP-ISSIP and GIAC-certified Security engineers. This broad selection of expertise, provided via Progent's efficient remote service delivery model, cuts network service costs and offers rapid and successful solutions for small businesses who want to integrate BlackBerry products seamlessly into their IT system.
Progent's technology consultants can also can assist you with Microsoft SQL setup and Microsoft Exchange Server management to ensure that your database and email environment work effectively with BES Server Express. Progent can in addition help your business to upgrade from older releases of RIM BlackBerry and Microsoft platforms, set up streamlined administration utilities to monitor and control BlackBerry smartphones throughout your company, and develop a sound security strategy that accommodates BlackBerry clients. Progent's disaster recovery specialists can assist you to design, institute, and test workplace recovery procedures to ensure that BlackBerry data can be preserved and mobile networking operations can be rapidly resumed in the event 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 RIM BlackBerry-Certified Professional
In order to ask Progent about consulting assistance for BlackBerry mobile wireless technology, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.