RIM BlackBerry has introduced BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express (BESX), featuring NO COST software and Client Access Licenses (CALs) while providing the basic accessibility, security, and administration capabilities of RIM BlackBerry BES Server such as over-the-air sync and mobile availability of data and programs. But the cost cuts don't end at free server software and CAL licenses. You also get the option to choose the BlackBerry Internet Service data carrier plan rather than the BlackBerry Enterprise Server wireless data plan, which can save your business $10-$20 a month for each of your BlackBerry users!
BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express can be installed directly on a Microsoft Exchange or Small Business Server, which can handle as many as 75 users, or on a stand-alone BESX server to support as many as 2,000 users. RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express is ideal for smaller businesses who until now could not financially justify integrating employees' BlackBerry devices to the corporate IT system.
The Express version of BlackBerry Enterprise Server does not offer high availability features, system monitoring, SQL database mirroring, or desktop phone/PBX integration and reduces the supported policies from 450 to 35. Also, BIS BlackBerry smartphone wireless data plan users will have to execute an initial wired enterprise activation to connect to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. After that they will enjoy the full BlackBerry wireless messaging and organizer data environment including scheduling, contacts, tasks, and notes. Users with the BES wireless data carrier plan can continue to enterprise activate their BlackBerry smartphones wirelessly.
How Progent's BlackBerry Consultants Can Help You with Your Mobility Environment
Progent provides a variety of consulting support services to assist your company to integrate BESX and other BlackBerry platforms and utilities. Progent can assist you to resolve BlackBerry sync problems, set up over-the-air management capability, install server and desktop tools, design and validate archiving procedures, add or remove BlackBerry smartphones on Exchange Server and Windows Active Directory, and implement Virtual Private Network security. For large-scale mobile infrastructure jobs, Progent's BlackBerry engineers can work with Progent's Microsoft IT consultants, Cisco certified CCIE engineers, and CISM and GIAC-certified Security professionals. This broad selection of IT skills, provided through Progent's proven remote consulting, reduces IT support expenses and promotes fast and successful solutions for businesses who want to incorporate BlackBerry products smoothly into their IT network.
Progent's IT experts can also can help your business with SQL integration and Exchange Server management to make sure that your database and messaging infrastructure work effectively with BlackBerry BES Express. Progent can in addition help your business to migrate from older versions of RIM BlackBerry and Microsoft software, install streamlined management tools to track and control BlackBerry devices across your company, and create a sensible security plan that includes BlackBerry users. Progent's business continuity specialists can assist you to design, institute, and validate workplace recovery procedures to make sure that BlackBerry data can be preserved and mobile operations can be rapidly restored in the event of a catastrophic 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
In order to contact Progent about engineering help for BlackBerry wireless integration, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.