Research in Motion recently released BlackBerry BES Express, featuring NO COST software and CAL licenses while delivering the core connectivity, protection, and administration functions of RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server including over-the-air synchronization and mobile availability of files and applications. And the price cuts don't stop at free software and Client Access Licenses (CALs). Customers also have the option to select the BlackBerry Internet Service wireless data carrier plan instead of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server wireless data plan, which can save your business $10-$20 a month for each of your RIM BlackBerry users!
BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express can be installed on an Exchange or SBS server, recommended for as many as 75 users, or on a dedicated server to support as many as 2,000 clients. BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express is a great alternative for small- and medium-sized organizations who until now could not afford integrating their workers' BlackBerry smartphones to their corporate IT system.
The Express version of RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server does not provide high availability, monitoring, mirroring, or desktop phone support and reduces the supported policies from 450 to 35. Also, BIS data plan users will be required to perform an initial direct-attached enterprise activation to integrate with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. After that they will enjoy the full BlackBerry mobile email and organizer data experience which includes scheduling, contacts, do lists, and notes. Users with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server wireless data plan can still enterprise activate their BlackBerry smartphones over the air.
How Progent's BlackBerry Certified Experts Can Support Your Mobility Environment
Progent provides a range of IT support services to assist you to integrate BlackBerry BES Express and other BlackBerry technologies. Progent can help your IT staff to fix BlackBerry sync issues, implement over-the-air management services, configure desktop tools, design and test backup/restore processes, integrate BlackBerry clients on Microsoft Exchange Server and Active Directory, and implement VPN security. For comprehensive mobile infrastructure projects, Progent's BlackBerry engineers can work with Progent's Microsoft IT consultants, Cisco CCIE engineers, and GIAC and CISA-certified Security professionals. This broad range of expertise, provided through Progent's proven remote service delivery model, reduces IT service expenses and offers rapid and successful solutions for businesses who want to integrate BlackBerry products smoothly into their IT system.
Progent's technology consultants can also can assist your business with SQL Server setup and Exchange management to ensure that your database and messaging infrastructure operate effectively with BlackBerry BES Express. Progent can also help your business to migrate from previous editions of Blackberry and Microsoft platforms, install streamlined administration tools so you can monitor and control BlackBerry smartphones throughout your company, and create a sound security strategy that includes BlackBerry users. Progent's disaster recovery engineers can help your business to design, implement, and validate business continuity processes to make sure that BlackBerry data can be preserved and mobile operations can be quickly restored in case of a catastrophic 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.
Contact Progent to Get Assistance from a RIM BlackBerry-Qualified Expert
In order to get in touch with Progent about technical assistance for BlackBerry wireless solutions, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.