RIM BlackBerry recently introduced BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express (BESX), featuring NO COST software and CAL licenses while providing the core connectivity, protection, and administration capabilities of RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server including over-the-air synchronization and mobile access to files and programs. But the cost savings don't end at free software and Client Access Licenses (CALs). Customers now get the ability to select the BIS wireless data carrier plan instead of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server data plan, saving your business $10-$20 per month for every one of your BlackBerry users!
RIM BlackBerry BES Server Express can be installed on an Exchange or SBS server, which can handle as many as 75 clients, or on a dedicated BESX server to support as many as 2,000 clients. BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express is a great alternative for small- and medium-sized organizations who before now couldn't afford integrating employees' BlackBerry devices to the corporate IT system.
The Express edition of RIM BlackBerry BES Server does not offer high availability features, system monitoring, SQL database mirroring, or desk phone/PBX integration and limits the supported IT polices from 450 to 35. Also, BIS BlackBerry smartphone data plan clients will have to execute an initial wired enterprise activation to integrate with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. Subsequently they will have the full BlackBerry mobile email and organizer data experience including calendar, contacts, do lists, and notes. Users with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server data carrier plan can still enterprise activate their BlackBerry smartphones over the air.
How Progent's BlackBerry Consultants Can Support Your Mobility Environment
Progent offers a range of consulting services to assist your company to integrate BlackBerry BES Express and other BlackBerry platforms and utilities. Progent can help your IT staff to resolve synchronization problems, implement over-the-air management services, install desktop tools, set up and validate archiving processes, integrate BlackBerry clients on Microsoft Exchange Server and Active Directory, and configure VPN security. For comprehensive mobile integration jobs, Progent's BlackBerry engineers can work with Progent's Microsoft IT consultants, Cisco CCIE network engineers, and CISM and GIAC-certified Security professionals. This wide range of expertise, provided through Progent's efficient online consulting, cuts IT service costs and offers fast and effective solutions for small businesses who need to incorporate BlackBerry technology seamlessly into their IT network.
Progent's IT consultants can also can assist your business with Microsoft SQL integration and Microsoft Exchange management to make sure that your back-end database and email environment operate efficiently with BES Server Express. Progent can also assist you to migrate from previous editions of Blackberry and Microsoft platforms, set up easy-to-use administration utilities to track and control BlackBerry smartphones across your company, and develop a sensible security plan that accommodates BlackBerry users. Progent's disaster recovery specialists can assist your business to design, institute, and test workplace recovery processes to ensure that BlackBerry data records can be recovered and mobile functions can be rapidly resumed in case of a catastrophic 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.
Call or Email Progent for Help from a BlackBerry-Qualified Consultant
In order to ask Progent about consulting support for BlackBerry mobile wireless technology, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.