BlackBerry BES Server Express IntegrationResearch in Motion recently released BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express (BESX), offering NO COST software and CALs while providing the core connectivity, protection, and administration functions of RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server such as wireless synchronization and remote access to data and applications. And the price cuts don't stop at free software and Client Access Licenses (CALs). Customers also get the option to choose the BIS data carrier plan rather than the BES data plan, saving your business up to $20 per month for each of your BlackBerry clients!

RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express can be installed directly on an Exchange or SBS server, recommended for up to 75 users, or on a stand-alone BESX server to support up to 2,000 clients. RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express is ideal for smaller businesses who before now couldn't afford connecting their workers' BlackBerry smartphones to the corporate network.

The Express version of RIM BlackBerry BES does not offer high availability features, system monitoring, SQL database mirroring, or desktop phone integration and reduces the available IT polices from 450 to 35. In addition, BIS BlackBerry smartphone wireless data plan users will be required to perform the first direct-attached enterprise activation to connect to the BES. Subsequently they will enjoy the complete BlackBerry mobile messaging and organizer data environment which includes calendar, contacts, do lists, and notes. Users with the BES data plan can still enterprise activate their BlackBerry smartphones wirelessly.

How Progent's BlackBerry Certified Experts Can Support Your Mobility Environment
Progent provides a range of IT services to assist your company to integrate BlackBerry BES Express and other BlackBerry technologies. Progent can assist your IT staff to resolve synchronization issues, implement over-the-air management services, install desktop software, design and validate backup/restore procedures, integrate BlackBerry smartphones on Exchange Server and Active Directory, and implement VPN connections. For large-scale wireless integration jobs, Progent's BlackBerry engineers can team with Progent's Microsoft certified information technology experts, Cisco certified CCIE engineers, and CISM and GIAC-certified Security professionals. This wide range of expertise, delivered through Progent's proven online consulting, cuts IT service costs and offers fast and effective solutions for businesses who need to integrate BlackBerry products smoothly into their IT network.

Progent's IT experts can also can help your business with Microsoft SQL Server integration and Microsoft Exchange management to ensure that your database and email environment work effectively with BESX. Progent can also help you to migrate from previous versions of Blackberry and Microsoft software, install streamlined administration utilities to track and control BlackBerry devices throughout your company, and create a sound security strategy that accommodates BlackBerry users. Progent's disaster recovery specialists can help your business to design, implement, and validate workplace recovery procedures to ensure that BlackBerry data can be preserved and mobile operations can be rapidly 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 Assistance from a BlackBerry-Certified Professional
To ask Progent about consulting expertise for BlackBerry wireless solutions, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.