RIM BlackBerry recently released BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express (BESX), offering NO COST server software and CALs while providing the core connectivity, security, and administration functions of BlackBerry Enterprise Server such as wireless sync and mobile access to data and programs. But the price cuts don't end at free server software and CALs. Customers now get the option to select the BlackBerry Internet Service wireless data carrier plan instead of the BES wireless data carrier plan, saving your business up to $20 a month for each of your RIM BlackBerry users!
BlackBerry BES Server Express can be deployed directly on an Exchange or SBS server, which can handle as many as 75 users, or on a dedicated server to support up to 2,000 users. BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express is a great alternative for smaller businesses who before now could not afford connecting employees' BlackBerry devices to the corporate network.
The Express edition of BlackBerry BES Server does not provide high availability features, system monitoring, mirroring, or desk phone/PBX integration and reduces the available policies from 450 to 35. In addition, BIS BlackBerry smartphone wireless data plan clients will be required to execute an initial wired enterprise activation to integrate with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. Subsequently they will have the complete BlackBerry wireless email and personal organizer data experience including scheduling, address books, tasks, and notes. Those using the BlackBerry Enterprise Server wireless data carrier plan can still enterprise activate their devices wirelessly.
How Progent's BlackBerry Consultants Can Help You with Your Mobility Environment
Progent provides a variety of consulting support services to help your company to integrate BlackBerry BES Express and other BlackBerry platforms and utilities. Progent can help your IT staff to fix BlackBerry sync problems, set up wireless administration services, install desktop software, design and validate backup/restore processes, integrate BlackBerry clients on Exchange Server and Windows Active Directory, and implement Virtual Private Network connections. For large-scale wireless integration jobs, Progent's BlackBerry engineers can team with Progent's Microsoft IT consultants, Cisco certified CCIE network engineers, and CISM and GIAC-certified Security professionals. This broad selection of expertise, delivered via Progent's proven remote service delivery model, reduces network support costs and promotes fast and effective solutions for small businesses who need to integrate BlackBerry products smoothly into their information network.
Progent's IT consultants can also can assist your business with Microsoft SQL setup and Microsoft Exchange Server configuration to ensure that your back-end database and messaging infrastructure work efficiently with BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express. Progent can in addition help you to upgrade from older editions of Blackberry and Microsoft software, install easy-to-use administration tools to track and manage BlackBerry devices across your network, and develop a sound security plan that includes BlackBerry users. Progent's business continuity specialists can help you to design, institute, and test workplace recovery processes to ensure that BlackBerry data can be preserved and mobile networking operations can be quickly 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 Support from a BlackBerry-Certified Specialist
If you wish to contact Progent about consulting assistance for BlackBerry wireless technology, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.