Research in Motion recently released BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express (BESX), offering NO COST software and CAL licenses while delivering the core connectivity, security, and administration capabilities of RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server including wireless synchronization and mobile availability of files and programs. And the price cuts don't stop at free server software and Client Access Licenses (CALs). Customers also get the ability to select the BlackBerry Internet Service wireless data carrier plan instead of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server data carrier plan, which can save you up to $20 per month for each of your RIM BlackBerry users!
BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express can be deployed on a Microsoft Exchange or SBS server, which can handle up to 75 users, or on a stand-alone BESX server to support as many as 2,000 users. RIM BlackBerry BES Server Express is a great alternative for small- and medium-sized organizations who before now couldn't afford connecting employees' BlackBerry smartphones to their corporate IT system.
The Express version of BlackBerry Enterprise Server does not offer high availability, system monitoring, database mirroring, or desk phone support and limits the supported policies from 450 to 35. Also, BIS BlackBerry smartphone data plan users will be required to perform an initial wired enterprise activation to connect to the BES. Subsequently they will enjoy the full BlackBerry wireless messaging and personal organizer data experience including calendar, contacts, do lists, and notes. Those using the BES data carrier plan can still enterprise activate their BlackBerry smartphones over the air.
How Progent's BlackBerry Experts Can Support Your Smartphone Environment
Progent provides a range of IT support services to help your company to integrate BESX and other BlackBerry technologies. Progent can assist your IT staff to fix synchronization problems, implement wireless management capability, configure desktop software, set up and validate archiving procedures, add or remove BlackBerry smartphones on Exchange Server Active Directory, and configure Virtual Private Network security. For comprehensive mobile integration projects, Progent's BlackBerry engineers can work with Progent's Microsoft certified information technology consultants, Cisco CCIE engineers, and GIAC and CISA-certified Security engineers. This wide selection of expertise, provided through Progent's proven remote service delivery model, reduces IT support expenses and promotes fast and successful solutions for businesses who need to incorporate BlackBerry products smoothly into their IT system.
Progent's IT experts can also can assist your business with SQL integration and Exchange Server management to ensure that your back-end database and messaging infrastructure operate effectively with BES Server Express. Progent can also assist your business to upgrade from previous releases of RIM BlackBerry and Microsoft platforms, install easy-to-use administration utilities to help you monitor and manage BlackBerry devices throughout your company, and create a sound security plan that accommodates BlackBerry clients. Progent's disaster recovery engineers can help you to design, implement, and validate workplace recovery processes to ensure that BlackBerry data records can be recovered and mobile networking operations can be quickly restored in case of a catastrophic datacenter breakdown.
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.
Contact Progent for Support from a BlackBerry-Qualified Specialist
To ask Progent about professional help for BlackBerry wireless solutions, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.