RIM BlackBerry has released BlackBerry BES Express, offering FREE server software and CAL licenses while providing the basic accessibility, security, and administration functions of RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server such as over-the-air sync and remote availability of files and applications. And the cost cuts don't end at free software and CAL licenses. Customers now have the option to select the BlackBerry Internet Service wireless data carrier plan rather than the BES data carrier plan, saving your business $10-$20 a month for each of your RIM BlackBerry users!
BlackBerry BES Server Express can be installed directly on a Microsoft Exchange or Small Business Server, which can handle up to 75 users, or on a dedicated server to support up to 2,000 users. BlackBerry BES Server Express is a great alternative for small- and medium-sized organizations who until now couldn't financially justify integrating employees' BlackBerry devices to the corporate network.
The Express edition of RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server does not offer high availability, monitoring, database mirroring, or desktop phone support and reduces the available policies from 450 to 35. Also, BIS BlackBerry smartphone wireless data plan clients will be required to execute the first direct-attached enterprise activation to integrate with the BES. Subsequently they will have the complete BlackBerry wireless email and personal organizer data experience including calendar, contacts, tasks, and notes. Users with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server data plan can continue to enterprise activate their BlackBerry smartphones over the air.
How Progent's BlackBerry Consultants Can Support Your Smartphone Environment
Progent offers a range of IT services to assist you to integrate BlackBerry BES Express and other BlackBerry platforms and utilities. Progent can help you to fix BlackBerry sync problems, set up over-the-air administration capability, configure server and desktop software, design and validate archiving procedures, add or remove BlackBerry clients on Exchange Server Active Directory, and configure Virtual Private Network security. For comprehensive mobile infrastructure jobs, Progent's BlackBerry specialists can team with Progent's Microsoft certified information technology consultants, Cisco certified CCIE network engineers, and CISM and GIAC-certified Security professionals. This broad selection of IT skills, provided through Progent's efficient online consulting, reduces IT service costs and promotes rapid and effective solutions for businesses who want to incorporate BlackBerry technology smoothly into their IT system.
Progent's technology experts can also can help you with SQL setup and Exchange Server configuration to make sure that your back-end database and messaging environment work effectively with BES Server Express. Progent can in addition assist you to migrate from previous versions of RIM BlackBerry and Microsoft software, install easy-to-use management utilities to help you track and manage BlackBerry smartphones across your company, and create a sensible security plan that accommodates BlackBerry users. Progent's disaster recovery specialists can assist you to design, institute, and test workplace recovery processes to ensure that BlackBerry data records can be recovered and mobile functions can be rapidly restored in the event of a major 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 for Support from a BlackBerry-Certified Professional
If you wish to contact Progent about consulting expertise for BlackBerry mobile wireless solutions, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.