RIM BlackBerry has released BlackBerry BES Express, featuring NO COST server software and CAL licenses while delivering the core accessibility, security, and administration functions of BlackBerry BES Server such as over-the-air synchronization and remote availability of data and programs. And the cost cuts don't stop at free server software and CALs. Customers now have the option to choose the BlackBerry Internet Service wireless data plan instead of the BES wireless data plan, saving you up to $20 a month for every one of your BlackBerry clients!
RIM BlackBerry BES Server Express can be installed on an Exchange or SBS server, recommended for up to 75 users, or on a stand-alone BESX server which can support as many as 2,000 users. RIM BlackBerry BES Server Express is ideal for small- and medium-sized businesses who until now could not financially justify integrating their workers' BlackBerry devices to their corporate network.
The Express edition of RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server does not offer high availability features, monitoring, SQL database mirroring, or desk phone/PBX support and limits the supported policies from 450 to 35. Also, BIS wireless data plan clients will be required to execute the first wired enterprise activation to integrate with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. Subsequently they will have the full BlackBerry mobile messaging and personal organizer data experience which includes scheduling, address books, tasks, and notes. Users with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server data carrier plan can still enterprise activate their devices wirelessly.
How Progent's BlackBerry Consultants Can Support Your Mobility Environment
Progent provides a range of IT support services to help you to deploy BESX and other BlackBerry technologies. Progent can help your IT staff to resolve synchronization problems, set up wireless management capability, configure server and desktop software, design and validate backup/restore processes, integrate BlackBerry clients on Exchange Server Active Directory, and implement Virtual Private Network security. For comprehensive wireless infrastructure projects, Progent's BlackBerry specialists can work with Progent's Microsoft information technology experts, Cisco CCIE network engineers, and CISSP-ISSIP and GIAC-certified Security engineers. This wide selection of IT skills, delivered via Progent's efficient online service delivery model, cuts network service expenses and offers rapid and effective solutions for small businesses who need to incorporate BlackBerry technology smoothly into their information system.
Progent's technology experts can also can help your business with SQL Server integration and Exchange Server configuration to ensure that your database and email infrastructure work effectively with BlackBerry BES Express. Progent can also help your business to upgrade from older versions of RIM BlackBerry and Microsoft software, install easy-to-use administration utilities to help you monitor and control BlackBerry smartphones across your network, and develop a sound security plan that includes BlackBerry clients. Progent's disaster recovery specialists can help you to define, institute, and test workplace recovery procedures to ensure that BlackBerry data records can be recovered and mobile functions can be quickly 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 Support from a RIM BlackBerry-Certified Expert
If you wish to contact Progent about engineering support for BlackBerry mobile wireless solutions, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.