Research in Motion recently released BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express (BESX), offering FREE software and Client Access Licenses (CALs) while delivering the core accessibility, protection, and management capabilities of BlackBerry BES Server such as over-the-air sync and mobile availability of data and applications. And the price savings don't stop at free server software and CAL licenses. You now get the ability to select the BIS wireless data plan instead of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server data carrier plan, saving you up to $20 per month for each of your RIM BlackBerry clients!
BlackBerry BES Server Express can be installed directly on a Microsoft Exchange or SBS server, which can handle up to 75 users, or on a dedicated BESX server which can support up to 2,000 users. RIM BlackBerry BES Server Express is a great alternative for small- and medium-sized businesses who before now couldn't financially justify connecting employees' BlackBerry smartphones to their corporate IT system.
The Express edition of RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server does not provide high availability features, system monitoring, mirroring, or desk phone/PBX support and limits the number of available policies from 450 to 35. In addition, BIS BlackBerry smartphone data plan users will be required to execute an initial direct-attached enterprise activation to connect to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. After that they will enjoy the complete BlackBerry mobile messaging and personal organizer data experience which includes calendar, address books, tasks, and notes. Those using the BES wireless data carrier plan can still enterprise activate their BlackBerry smartphones over the air.
How Progent's BlackBerry Consultants Can Support Your Smartphone Solution
Progent provides a variety of consulting support services to help you to deploy BESX and other BlackBerry technologies. Progent can help your IT staff to fix BlackBerry sync problems, implement wireless management services, configure desktop software, set up and validate archiving procedures, add or remove BlackBerry smartphones on Microsoft Exchange Server and Windows Active Directory, and configure VPN connections. For large-scale mobile integration projects, Progent's BlackBerry engineers can team with Progent's Microsoft certified information technology experts, Cisco CCIE infrastructure experts, and CISSP-ISSIP and GIAC-certified Security professionals. This wide selection of expertise, provided through Progent's proven online consulting, reduces network support expenses and promotes fast and successful solutions for businesses who want to incorporate BlackBerry products seamlessly into their IT network.
Progent's technology consultants can also can help you with Microsoft SQL integration and Exchange Server management to ensure that your back-end database and messaging infrastructure work efficiently with BESX. Progent can in addition assist your business to migrate from older editions of Blackberry and Microsoft software, set up streamlined administration tools to help you track and manage BlackBerry smartphones across your network, and develop a sound security strategy that accommodates BlackBerry clients. Progent's business continuity specialists can help you to design, institute, and validate business continuity procedures to make sure that BlackBerry data can be recovered and mobile networking functions can be quickly resumed in case of a major 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 Help from a RIM BlackBerry-Qualified Professional
If you wish to get in touch with Progent about consulting expertise for BlackBerry mobile wireless solutions, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.