RIM BlackBerry recently introduced BlackBerry BES Express, featuring FREE server software and CALs while delivering the basic connectivity, protection, and management capabilities of BlackBerry Enterprise Server including over-the-air synchronization and remote availability of data and programs. And the price cuts don't stop at free software and CAL licenses. You now have the option to select the BIS wireless data plan instead of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server data carrier plan, which can save your business up to $20 a month for each of your BlackBerry users!
RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express can be installed directly on a Microsoft Exchange or SBS server, which can handle up to 75 clients, or on a stand-alone BESX server to support as many as 2,000 users. BlackBerry BES Server Express is a great alternative for smaller organizations who before now could not financially justify integrating their workers' BlackBerry devices to their corporate IT system.
The Express edition of RIM BlackBerry BES Server does not offer high availability, system monitoring, database mirroring, or desktop phone/PBX support and limits the supported policies from 450 to 35. Also, BIS BlackBerry smartphone wireless data plan clients will be required to perform the first direct-attached enterprise activation to connect to the BES. Subsequently they will enjoy the full BlackBerry wireless email and personal organizer data environment which includes calendar, address books, do lists, and notes. Users with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server wireless data plan can still enterprise activate their BlackBerry smartphones wirelessly.
How Progent's BlackBerry Experts Can Support Your Mobility Environment
Progent offers a range of consulting services to assist you to deploy BlackBerry BES Express and other BlackBerry platforms and utilities. Progent can help you to resolve BlackBerry sync problems, set up over-the-air administration services, install desktop tools, design and test archiving processes, add or remove BlackBerry clients on Exchange Server and Windows Active Directory, and configure Virtual Private Network security. For comprehensive mobile integration projects, Progent's BlackBerry specialists can work with Progent's Microsoft certified IT experts, Cisco CCIE network engineers, and CISSP-ISSIP and GIAC-certified Security professionals. This wide range of IT skills, delivered through Progent's efficient online consulting, cuts network support expenses and offers fast and successful solutions for businesses who want to incorporate BlackBerry products smoothly into their IT system.
Progent's IT experts can also can help you with Microsoft SQL Server integration and Exchange Server configuration to make sure that your and messaging infrastructure work efficiently with BlackBerry BES Express. Progent can in addition help your business to migrate from previous versions of Blackberry and Microsoft platforms, set up easy-to-use management utilities to help you track and manage BlackBerry devices across your network, and develop a sensible security strategy that includes BlackBerry clients. Progent's business continuity specialists can assist your business to define, implement, and validate disaster recovery procedures to ensure that BlackBerry data records can be recovered and mobile operations can be quickly resumed in case of a catastrophic datacenter breakdown.
Progent's BlackBerry Certifications
Progentís 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 RIM BlackBerry-Certified Consultant
In order to contact Progent about engineering help for BlackBerry wireless solutions, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.