Research in Motion has released BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express (BESX), offering NO COST software and CALs while delivering the basic connectivity, protection, and management functions of BlackBerry Enterprise Server such as wireless sync and remote availability of files and applications. But the cost cuts don't end at free software and Client Access Licenses (CALs). Customers now get the option to choose the BIS data carrier plan rather than the BlackBerry Enterprise Server wireless data carrier plan, saving your business $10-$20 per month for each of your RIM BlackBerry clients!
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 dedicated server to support up to 2,000 users. RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express is ideal for smaller organizations who before now couldn't afford connecting their workers' BlackBerry smartphones to the corporate IT system.
The Express edition of BlackBerry BES does not provide high availability features, system monitoring, mirroring, or desk phone integration and limits the number of supported policies from 450 to 35. Also, BIS data plan users will be required to perform an initial wired enterprise activation to connect to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. Subsequently they will enjoy the complete BlackBerry wireless email and personal organizer data environment which includes calendar, address books, tasks, and notes. Those using the BlackBerry Enterprise Server data plan can continue to enterprise activate their devices over the air.
How Progent's BlackBerry Consultants Can Support Your Smartphone Solution
Progent provides a range of consulting support services to assist you to integrate BESX and other BlackBerry technologies. Progent can help you to resolve BlackBerry sync issues, set up wireless administration services, install desktop software, set up and test archiving procedures, add or remove BlackBerry clients on Microsoft Exchange Server and Windows Active Directory, and implement Virtual Private Network connections. For comprehensive wireless integration projects, Progent's BlackBerry specialists can team with Progent's Microsoft certified information technology experts, Cisco certified CCIE engineers, and CISM and GIAC-certified Security professionals. This broad selection of IT skills, provided via Progent's proven remote service delivery model, reduces network service costs and offers fast and effective solutions for small businesses who want to incorporate BlackBerry technology seamlessly into their IT network.
Progent's technology experts can also can help your business with SQL Server setup and Exchange management to ensure that your and messaging infrastructure operate efficiently with BlackBerry BES Express. Progent can also help your business to migrate from older editions of Blackberry and Microsoft platforms, install streamlined management utilities to help you track and control BlackBerry smartphones across your company, and develop a sound security strategy that accommodates BlackBerry clients. Progent's disaster recovery engineers can assist you to design, implement, and test business continuity processes to make sure that BlackBerry data can be preserved and mobile functions can be quickly resumed in case of a major datacenter breakdown.
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 BlackBerry-Qualified Professional
In order to ask Progent about technical expertise for BlackBerry wireless solutions, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.