RIM BlackBerry has introduced BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express (BESX), offering FREE server software and CALs while delivering the basic accessibility, security, and management capabilities of BlackBerry BES Server including wireless sync and remote access to files and programs. But the cost savings don't end at free software and CAL licenses. Customers now get the ability to choose the BlackBerry Internet Service data plan instead of the BES data plan, saving you $10-$20 a month for each of your RIM BlackBerry clients!
RIM BlackBerry BES Server Express can be deployed on a Microsoft Exchange or SBS server, recommended for as many as 75 users, or on a stand-alone server which can support as many as 2,000 users. BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express is ideal for smaller businesses who before now could not financially justify connecting employees' BlackBerry devices to their corporate network.
The Express version of BlackBerry Enterprise Server does not offer high availability, monitoring, SQL database mirroring, or desk phone support and limits the number of available policies from 450 to 35. Also, BIS BlackBerry smartphone data plan clients will have to execute an initial wired enterprise activation to connect to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. Subsequently they will enjoy the complete BlackBerry wireless email and personal organizer data experience including calendar, contacts, tasks, and notes. Those using the BlackBerry Enterprise Server wireless data plan can still enterprise activate their devices over the air.
How Progent's BlackBerry Consultants Can Support Your Smartphone Environment
Progent offers a variety of consulting services to assist your company to integrate BESX and other BlackBerry platforms and utilities. Progent can assist you to resolve BlackBerry sync issues, set up wireless administration capability, configure desktop tools, set up and test archiving processes, integrate BlackBerry smartphones on Exchange Server and Active Directory, and configure VPN connections. For comprehensive mobile infrastructure jobs, Progent's BlackBerry engineers can work with Progent's Microsoft information technology experts, Cisco certified CCIE network engineers, and GIAC and CISA-certified Security engineers. This broad range of expertise, provided through Progent's efficient online consulting, cuts network support costs and offers rapid and effective solutions for businesses who want to incorporate BlackBerry technology seamlessly into their IT system.
Progent's technology consultants can also can help you with Microsoft SQL Server setup and Microsoft Exchange management to ensure that your database and messaging infrastructure work efficiently with BlackBerry BES Express. Progent can also assist your business to upgrade from previous editions of Blackberry and Microsoft platforms, install streamlined management tools so you can monitor and manage BlackBerry devices across your network, and develop a sound security plan that accommodates BlackBerry clients. Progent's disaster recovery engineers can assist your business to define, institute, and validate business continuity processes to ensure that BlackBerry data records can be recovered and mobile networking functions can be rapidly resumed in the event of a catastrophic datacenter failure.
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.
Call or Email Progent to Get Assistance from a BlackBerry-Certified Professional
To ask Progent about professional assistance for BlackBerry mobile wireless integration, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.