RIM BlackBerry recently introduced BlackBerry BES Express, offering NO COST software and Client Access Licenses (CALs) while providing the core connectivity, security, and administration capabilities of RIM BlackBerry BES Server such as wireless sync and mobile access to data and applications. And the cost cuts don't end at free server software and CALs. You now get the option to select the BIS data plan instead of the BES data carrier plan, which can save you $10-$20 a month for every one of your BlackBerry clients!
RIM BlackBerry BES Server Express can be deployed directly on a Microsoft Exchange or Small Business Server, which can handle as many as 75 users, or on a stand-alone BESX server which can support as many as 2,000 clients. RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express is a great alternative for smaller businesses who before now couldn't financially justify connecting their workers' BlackBerry devices to their corporate IT system.
The Express version of BlackBerry Enterprise Server does not provide high availability features, monitoring, mirroring, or desktop phone support and reduces the number of supported IT polices from 450 to 35. Also, BIS wireless data plan clients will have to execute an initial wired enterprise activation to connect to the BES. After that they will have the complete BlackBerry mobile messaging and personal organizer data environment which includes scheduling, contacts, do lists, and notes. Those using the BlackBerry Enterprise Server data carrier plan can still enterprise activate their devices wirelessly.
How Progent's BlackBerry Experts Can Help You with Your Smartphone Solution
Progent offers a variety of consulting support services to help you to deploy BlackBerry BES Express and other BlackBerry technologies. Progent can help your IT staff to fix synchronization problems, set up wireless administration services, configure server and desktop software, design and test backup/restore processes, add or remove BlackBerry smartphones on Exchange Server and Active Directory, and configure VPN security. For comprehensive mobile integration jobs, Progent's BlackBerry engineers can team with Progent's Microsoft information technology experts, Cisco certified CCIE network engineers, and GIAC and CISA-certified Security engineers. This wide selection of IT skills, delivered through Progent's efficient remote service delivery model, reduces network service expenses and offers fast and successful solutions for small businesses who want to integrate BlackBerry technology smoothly into their IT network.
Progent's technology consultants can also can help you with Microsoft SQL setup and Microsoft Exchange configuration to make sure that your database and messaging environment operate effectively with BES Server Express. Progent can in addition help your business to migrate from previous versions of RIM BlackBerry and Microsoft platforms, install easy-to-use management tools so you can monitor and control BlackBerry smartphones throughout your company, and create a sensible security plan that includes BlackBerry users. Progent's business continuity specialists can help your business to define, implement, and test workplace recovery procedures to make sure that BlackBerry data records can be recovered and mobile networking functions can be rapidly restored in case 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 to Get Assistance from a BlackBerry-Certified Professional
If you wish to get in touch with Progent about technical help for BlackBerry wireless solutions, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.