RIM BlackBerry recently introduced BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express (BESX), offering NO COST server software and Client Access Licenses (CALs) while providing the core accessibility, protection, and administration functions of RIM BlackBerry BES Server such as wireless sync and remote access to files and applications. But the cost savings don't end at free software and CAL licenses. Customers now have the ability to select the BlackBerry Internet Service wireless data plan instead of the BES data carrier plan, which can save you up to $20 per month for each of your RIM BlackBerry users!
RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express can be deployed on an Exchange or Small Business Server, which can handle up to 75 users, or on a stand-alone BESX server to support as many as 2,000 clients. RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express is a great alternative for small- and medium-sized organizations who until now could not afford connecting employees' BlackBerry devices to the corporate IT system.
The Express edition of RIM BlackBerry BES does not offer high availability, monitoring, SQL database mirroring, or desk phone/PBX support and limits the number of available policies from 450 to 35. In addition, BIS wireless data plan users will have to perform the first direct-attached enterprise activation to integrate with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. After that they will have the full BlackBerry wireless messaging and personal organizer data environment including scheduling, address books, tasks, and notes. Those using the BES wireless data plan can still enterprise activate their devices wirelessly.
How Progent's BlackBerry Certified Experts Can Support Your Mobility Solution
Progent offers a range of IT services to assist you to integrate BESX and other BlackBerry platforms and utilities. Progent can assist your IT staff to resolve synchronization issues, set up over-the-air management services, configure server and desktop software, design and test backup/restore processes, integrate BlackBerry clients on Microsoft Exchange Server and Windows Active Directory, and configure Virtual Private Network security. For comprehensive mobile infrastructure projects, Progent's BlackBerry specialists can team with Progent's Microsoft certified IT experts, Cisco certified CCIE network engineers, and GIAC and CISA-certified Security engineers. This wide range of expertise, delivered via Progent's proven online service delivery model, reduces IT service expenses and offers rapid and successful solutions for businesses who want to incorporate BlackBerry products smoothly into their information system.
Progent's technology consultants can also can assist you with SQL Server setup and Exchange configuration to make sure that your back-end database and email infrastructure work efficiently with BESX. Progent can in addition help you to upgrade from older editions of Blackberry and Microsoft software, set up streamlined administration utilities to help you track and manage BlackBerry smartphones throughout your company, and develop a sound security plan that includes BlackBerry clients. Progent's disaster recovery consultants can assist your business to define, implement, and test disaster recovery procedures to ensure that BlackBerry data can be recovered and mobile operations can be quickly restored in case of a major 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 to Get Help from a RIM BlackBerry-Certified Specialist
In order to contact Progent about professional support for BlackBerry wireless integration, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.