Research in Motion recently introduced BlackBerry BES Express, featuring NO COST server software and Client Access Licenses (CALs) while providing the basic connectivity, protection, and management capabilities of RIM BlackBerry BES Server including wireless synchronization and mobile availability of data and programs. And the cost cuts don't end at free server software and CALs. You also get the option to select the BIS wireless data carrier plan rather than the BlackBerry Enterprise Server wireless data carrier plan, which can save you $10-$20 a month for each of your BlackBerry clients!
BlackBerry BES Server Express can be installed on an Exchange or Small Business Server, recommended for as many as 75 users, or on a stand-alone server to support as many as 2,000 users. RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express is a great alternative for small- and medium-sized businesses who until now could not financially justify connecting employees' BlackBerry smartphones to the corporate network.
The Express edition of BlackBerry Enterprise Server does not offer high availability, system monitoring, database mirroring, or desktop phone support and reduces the number of available IT polices from 450 to 35. Also, BIS BlackBerry smartphone wireless data plan clients will have to execute the first direct-attached enterprise activation to connect to the BES. Subsequently they will have the full BlackBerry mobile messaging and personal organizer data experience which includes scheduling, address books, do lists, and notes. Those using the BES data plan can still enterprise activate their BlackBerry smartphones over the air.
How Progent's BlackBerry Certified Consultants Can Support Your Smartphone Environment
Progent provides a range of consulting support services to help your company to integrate BESX and other BlackBerry technologies. Progent can help your IT staff to resolve synchronization problems, set up wireless management services, install desktop tools, design and test backup/restore processes, integrate BlackBerry smartphones on Exchange Server and Active Directory, and configure VPN security. For comprehensive wireless infrastructure jobs, Progent's BlackBerry specialists can team with Progent's Microsoft certified information technology experts, Cisco certified CCIE network engineers, and CISSP-ISSIP and GIAC-certified Security engineers. This broad range of IT skills, delivered through Progent's efficient online service delivery model, reduces network service expenses and offers fast and effective solutions for small businesses who want to incorporate BlackBerry technology smoothly into their information network.
Progent's technology experts can also can help your business with SQL Server setup and Exchange Server configuration to make sure that your and email environment operate efficiently with BES Server Express. Progent can in addition assist you to migrate from older versions of Blackberry and Microsoft software, install streamlined management utilities to monitor and manage BlackBerry devices across your company, and create a sensible security strategy that includes BlackBerry users. Progent's business continuity engineers can assist your business to design, institute, and validate disaster recovery procedures to make sure that BlackBerry data records can be recovered and mobile networking functions can be rapidly resumed in case of a catastrophic datacenter failure.
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 to Get Help from a BlackBerry-Qualified Expert
If you wish to ask Progent about professional assistance for BlackBerry mobile wireless integration, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.