Research in Motion recently introduced BlackBerry BES Express, offering FREE server software and Client Access Licenses (CALs) while delivering the core accessibility, security, and administration functions of RIM BlackBerry BES Server including over-the-air sync and mobile availability of data and programs. But the cost cuts don't stop at free server software and CAL licenses. You now get the ability to select the BlackBerry Internet Service data plan instead of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server data carrier plan, saving you $10-$20 per month for every one of your RIM BlackBerry clients!
BlackBerry BES Server Express can be installed directly on an Exchange or Small Business Server, which can handle as many as 75 users, or on a dedicated BESX server to support up to 2,000 clients. BlackBerry BES Server Express is a great alternative for small- and medium-sized businesses who until now could not afford integrating their workers' BlackBerry devices to their corporate network.
The Express version of BlackBerry BES does not offer high availability features, system monitoring, mirroring, or desktop phone/PBX support and limits the number of supported IT polices from 450 to 35. Also, BIS BlackBerry smartphone data plan clients will be required to execute an initial wired enterprise activation to connect to the BES. After that they will have the full BlackBerry mobile messaging and organizer data experience including calendar, contacts, do lists, and notes. Those using the BES data carrier plan can still enterprise activate their BlackBerry smartphones wirelessly.
How Progent's BlackBerry Certified Experts Can Help You with Your Mobility Solution
Progent offers a variety of IT support services to assist you to integrate BESX and other BlackBerry technologies. Progent can assist you to resolve synchronization issues, implement over-the-air administration services, configure server and desktop tools, design and validate backup/restore procedures, integrate BlackBerry smartphones on Microsoft Exchange Server Windows Active Directory, and implement Virtual Private Network security. For comprehensive wireless infrastructure projects, Progent's BlackBerry engineers can work with Progent's Microsoft certified information technology consultants, Cisco CCIE network engineers, and GIAC and CISA-certified Security engineers. This wide selection of IT skills, delivered via Progent's efficient remote service delivery model, cuts network support costs and offers fast and successful solutions for businesses who want to integrate BlackBerry products smoothly into their IT network.
Progent's IT consultants can also can help you with SQL setup and Microsoft Exchange Server management to ensure that your back-end database and messaging infrastructure work efficiently with BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express. Progent can also help your business to migrate from older releases of Blackberry and Microsoft platforms, set up easy-to-use administration tools to monitor and manage BlackBerry devices throughout your company, and develop a sensible security strategy that includes BlackBerry clients. Progent's business continuity engineers can assist your business to design, implement, and validate workplace recovery procedures to make sure that BlackBerry data can be recovered and mobile networking functions can be quickly restored in the event of a major 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 for Assistance from a BlackBerry-Certified Specialist
In order to get in touch with Progent about consulting assistance for BlackBerry mobile wireless technology, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.