Research in Motion has introduced BlackBerry BES Express, featuring NO COST server software and Client Access Licenses (CALs) while delivering the basic accessibility, security, and administration capabilities of RIM BlackBerry BES Server such as wireless synchronization and mobile availability of data and programs. And the cost cuts don't stop at free software and CAL licenses. You also get the ability to choose the BlackBerry Internet Service wireless data plan rather than the BlackBerry Enterprise Server data plan, saving you up to $20 a month for each of your BlackBerry users!
BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express can be deployed directly on an Exchange or Small Business Server, which can handle up to 75 users, or on a dedicated server to support up to 2,000 users. RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express is a great alternative for smaller organizations who until now could not financially justify integrating their workers' BlackBerry smartphones to their corporate IT system.
The Express edition of BlackBerry BES Server does not provide high availability features, system monitoring, SQL database mirroring, or desk phone integration and limits the available policies from 450 to 35. Also, BIS wireless data plan clients will be required to perform an initial wired enterprise activation to integrate with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. Subsequently they will enjoy the full BlackBerry mobile email and personal organizer data environment including calendar, address books, tasks, and notes. Those using the BlackBerry Enterprise Server wireless data carrier plan can continue to enterprise activate their devices over the air.
How Progent's BlackBerry Consultants Can Support Your Smartphone Solution
Progent provides a variety of consulting support services to help you to integrate BlackBerry BES Express and other BlackBerry platforms and utilities. Progent can assist your IT staff to resolve BlackBerry sync problems, implement over-the-air administration capability, install server and desktop software, set up and validate backup/restore processes, add or remove BlackBerry clients on Microsoft Exchange Server and Windows Active Directory, and implement Virtual Private Network security. For comprehensive mobile infrastructure jobs, Progent's BlackBerry specialists can work with Progent's Microsoft information technology consultants, Cisco certified CCIE infrastructure experts, and CISM and GIAC-certified Security engineers. This wide range of IT skills, provided through Progent's efficient online service delivery model, cuts IT service costs and promotes rapid and successful solutions for businesses who want to integrate BlackBerry products smoothly into their IT network.
Progent's technology consultants can also can help you with Microsoft SQL setup and Exchange Server configuration to ensure that your back-end database and messaging infrastructure operate efficiently with BESX. Progent can also assist you to migrate from previous versions of RIM BlackBerry and Microsoft software, set up easy-to-use administration utilities to help you track and manage BlackBerry smartphones across your company, and develop a sensible security plan that includes BlackBerry clients. Progent's business continuity specialists can help you to design, implement, and validate workplace recovery procedures to ensure that BlackBerry data can be recovered and mobile functions can be quickly resumed in case 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.
Contact Progent for Assistance from a BlackBerry-Certified Professional
To contact Progent about professional assistance for BlackBerry mobile wireless integration, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.