Research in Motion recently introduced BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express (BESX), offering FREE server software and CALs while delivering the core accessibility, protection, and administration capabilities of BlackBerry BES Server including wireless sync and mobile availability of data and programs. But the price savings don't stop at free server software and CAL licenses. Customers also have the ability to choose the BlackBerry Internet Service wireless data plan rather than the BES wireless data plan, which can save you up to $20 per month for every one of your BlackBerry users!
BlackBerry BES Server Express can be deployed directly on a Microsoft Exchange or SBS server, which can handle as many as 75 users, or on a dedicated server to support as many as 2,000 users. RIM BlackBerry BES Server Express is ideal for smaller businesses who before now couldn't afford connecting their workers' BlackBerry smartphones to their corporate IT system.
The Express edition of RIM BlackBerry BES does not offer high availability, monitoring, database mirroring, or desktop phone/PBX support and limits the supported IT polices from 450 to 35. In addition, BIS data plan users will be required to execute the first wired enterprise activation to connect to the BES. After that they will have the complete BlackBerry wireless email and organizer data experience including scheduling, contacts, do lists, and notes. Those using the BES data carrier plan can still enterprise activate their BlackBerry smartphones wirelessly.
How Progent's BlackBerry Experts Can Support Your Smartphone Solution
Progent offers a variety of consulting services to help you to integrate BESX and other BlackBerry platforms and utilities. Progent can help you to resolve synchronization issues, implement wireless management services, configure desktop software, design and validate backup/restore procedures, add or remove BlackBerry smartphones on Exchange Server and Windows Active Directory, and implement Virtual Private Network security. For comprehensive mobile infrastructure jobs, Progent's BlackBerry specialists can team with Progent's Microsoft IT experts, Cisco CCIE infrastructure experts, and CISM and GIAC-certified Security engineers. This broad selection of expertise, provided via Progent's efficient remote service delivery model, cuts network service costs and promotes rapid and successful solutions for small businesses who need to incorporate BlackBerry products smoothly into their IT network.
Progent's IT consultants can also can help you with SQL integration and Microsoft Exchange Server configuration to make sure that your database and messaging environment work efficiently with BES Server Express. Progent can also assist you to migrate from previous releases of RIM BlackBerry and Microsoft software, install easy-to-use management tools so you can monitor and control BlackBerry devices across your network, and create a sensible security strategy that accommodates BlackBerry clients. Progent's business continuity consultants can help you to define, implement, and test disaster recovery processes to ensure that BlackBerry data can be preserved and mobile networking operations can be quickly restored in the event of a catastrophic 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 Support from a BlackBerry-Qualified Professional
In order to ask Progent about engineering support for BlackBerry mobile wireless solutions, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.