RIM BlackBerry recently introduced BlackBerry BES Express, offering FREE software and CALs while delivering the basic accessibility, security, and administration capabilities of BlackBerry BES Server including wireless sync and remote availability of files and applications. And the cost cuts don't stop at free software and CALs. Customers now get the ability to choose the BlackBerry Internet Service wireless data carrier plan instead of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server wireless data plan, saving your business $10-$20 a month for every one of your RIM BlackBerry users!
BlackBerry BES Server Express can be deployed directly on an Exchange or Small Business Server, recommended for 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 businesses who until now couldn't afford connecting employees' BlackBerry smartphones to their corporate IT system.
The Express version of RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server does not offer high availability features, monitoring, SQL database mirroring, or desk phone/PBX support and limits the number of available policies from 450 to 35. In addition, BIS data plan clients will be required to execute the first direct-attached enterprise activation to connect to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. Subsequently they will have the full BlackBerry wireless messaging and personal organizer data experience which includes scheduling, contacts, do lists, and notes. Users with the BES data plan can continue to enterprise activate their BlackBerry smartphones over the air.
How Progent's BlackBerry Consultants Can Help You with Your Smartphone Solution
Progent offers a variety of IT 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 BlackBerry sync issues, set up over-the-air management services, install server and desktop tools, design and test archiving processes, integrate BlackBerry clients on Exchange Server and Active Directory, and implement Virtual Private Network security. For comprehensive wireless infrastructure jobs, Progent's BlackBerry specialists can team with Progent's Microsoft certified information technology consultants, Cisco certified CCIE infrastructure experts, and CISSP-ISSIP and GIAC-certified Security engineers. This broad range of IT skills, provided through Progent's proven remote service delivery model, cuts network support costs and promotes fast and effective solutions for businesses who want to integrate BlackBerry technology smoothly into their IT network.
Progent's IT consultants can also can assist you with SQL integration and Microsoft Exchange configuration to ensure that your back-end database and messaging environment work efficiently with BlackBerry BES Express. Progent can in addition assist your business to upgrade from previous editions of Blackberry and Microsoft platforms, install streamlined management utilities so you can monitor and control BlackBerry devices across your company, and develop a sound security plan that includes BlackBerry clients. Progent's business continuity engineers can assist you to define, institute, and validate disaster recovery procedures to ensure that BlackBerry data records can be preserved and mobile networking operations can be rapidly resumed in the event 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.
Contact Progent to Get Help from a BlackBerry-Certified Specialist
To get in touch with Progent about consulting expertise for BlackBerry wireless technology, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.