Research in Motion recently released BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express (BESX), offering FREE server software and CALs while providing the basic connectivity, security, and administration capabilities of BlackBerry BES Server including over-the-air synchronization and remote access to data and programs. And the cost cuts don't stop at free software and CAL licenses. You also have the ability to select the BIS data plan instead of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server 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 directly on a Microsoft Exchange or Small Business Server, recommended for up to 75 users, or on a dedicated BESX server to support as many as 2,000 clients. RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express is a great alternative for smaller organizations who before now couldn't afford connecting employees' BlackBerry smartphones to their corporate network.
The Express version of RIM BlackBerry BES Server does not offer high availability, system monitoring, mirroring, or desktop phone integration and limits the number of supported IT polices from 450 to 35. In addition, BIS BlackBerry smartphone wireless data plan users will be required to perform the first wired enterprise activation to integrate with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. After that they will have the complete BlackBerry mobile messaging and personal organizer data experience which includes calendar, contacts, do lists, and notes. Those using the BlackBerry Enterprise Server wireless data plan can continue to enterprise activate their BlackBerry smartphones wirelessly.
How Progent's BlackBerry Certified Consultants Can Support Your Smartphone Environment
Progent provides a range of consulting support services to assist your company to integrate BlackBerry BES Express and other BlackBerry platforms and utilities. Progent can help your IT staff to fix synchronization problems, implement over-the-air administration capability, configure desktop software, design and validate backup/restore procedures, add or remove BlackBerry clients on Microsoft Exchange Server Windows Active Directory, and configure Virtual Private Network security. For large-scale wireless integration jobs, Progent's BlackBerry specialists can work with Progent's Microsoft certified IT experts, Cisco CCIE infrastructure experts, and CISSP-ISSIP and GIAC-certified Security engineers. This broad selection of expertise, delivered via Progent's proven remote consulting, cuts IT support costs and promotes rapid and successful solutions for businesses who need to integrate BlackBerry technology smoothly into their information system.
Progent's IT experts can also can assist you with Microsoft SQL setup and Exchange Server management to ensure that your database and email environment work efficiently with BES Server Express. Progent can in addition help your business to migrate from previous versions of Blackberry and Microsoft software, install easy-to-use administration tools to help you track and manage BlackBerry smartphones throughout your network, and create a sound security strategy that includes BlackBerry clients. Progent's disaster recovery specialists can assist your business to define, implement, and test disaster recovery procedures to ensure that BlackBerry data can be preserved and mobile networking functions can be rapidly restored 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 Assistance from a BlackBerry-Certified Professional
In order to contact Progent about professional help for BlackBerry wireless integration, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.