RIM BlackBerry recently introduced BlackBerry BES Express, featuring NO COST software and CAL licenses while providing the core accessibility, security, and administration functions of BlackBerry BES Server such as over-the-air synchronization and mobile access to data and programs. But the price cuts don't stop at free server software and Client Access Licenses (CALs). You now have the ability to choose the BlackBerry Internet Service wireless data plan rather than the BlackBerry Enterprise Server wireless data plan, saving you $10-$20 a month for every one of your RIM BlackBerry clients!
BlackBerry BES Server Express can be deployed on an Exchange or SBS server, recommended for up to 75 users, or on a stand-alone BESX server which can support up to 2,000 clients. BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express is ideal for small- and medium-sized businesses who until now couldn't financially justify connecting their workers' BlackBerry smartphones to their corporate IT system.
The Express edition of RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server does not provide high availability, system monitoring, SQL database mirroring, or desk phone support and reduces the number of supported policies from 450 to 35. In addition, BIS BlackBerry smartphone data plan users will have to perform an initial wired enterprise activation to integrate with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. Subsequently they will enjoy the full BlackBerry mobile email and personal organizer data experience which includes scheduling, address books, do lists, and notes. Users with the BES data carrier plan can still enterprise activate their devices wirelessly.
How Progent's BlackBerry Certified Consultants Can Help You with Your Mobility Environment
Progent provides a variety of consulting services to help your company to deploy BESX and other BlackBerry technologies. Progent can help your IT staff to fix BlackBerry sync problems, implement wireless management capability, configure desktop software, design and test archiving procedures, add or remove BlackBerry smartphones on Microsoft Exchange Server and Windows Active Directory, and configure VPN security. For comprehensive mobile integration jobs, Progent's BlackBerry specialists can team with Progent's Microsoft certified IT consultants, Cisco certified CCIE infrastructure experts, and CISSP-ISSIP and GIAC-certified Security professionals. This broad selection of IT skills, provided through Progent's efficient remote service delivery model, cuts network service expenses and promotes rapid and effective solutions for businesses who need to integrate BlackBerry products smoothly into their information network.
Progent's IT experts can also can assist you with SQL integration and Exchange Server configuration to ensure that your and messaging environment operate effectively with BES Server Express. Progent can in addition assist you to upgrade from older editions of RIM BlackBerry and Microsoft platforms, set up streamlined administration tools so you can monitor and manage BlackBerry devices throughout your network, and develop a sound security strategy that includes BlackBerry users. Progent's business continuity specialists can help you to design, implement, and test business continuity procedures to make sure that BlackBerry data can be recovered and mobile operations can be rapidly restored in the event of a major 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 Support from a RIM BlackBerry-Certified Consultant
If you wish to ask Progent about technical expertise for BlackBerry wireless integration, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.