RIM BlackBerry recently released BlackBerry BES Express, offering FREE software and Client Access Licenses (CALs) while providing the core connectivity, protection, and administration functions of RIM BlackBerry BES Server such as wireless synchronization and mobile access to files and applications. And the price cuts don't stop at free server software and CAL licenses. You also have the ability to choose the BIS wireless data carrier plan rather than the BlackBerry Enterprise Server data carrier plan, which can save your business $10-$20 per month for every one of your BlackBerry clients!
RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express can be deployed on an Exchange or Small Business Server, recommended for as many as 75 users, or on a dedicated BESX server to support as many as 2,000 clients. BlackBerry BES Server Express is ideal for small- and medium-sized organizations who before now couldn't financially justify integrating their workers' BlackBerry smartphones to their corporate IT system.
The Express version of BlackBerry BES does not provide high availability features, system monitoring, SQL database mirroring, or desktop phone/PBX support and limits the supported IT polices from 450 to 35. Also, BIS BlackBerry smartphone data plan clients will be required to execute the first direct-attached enterprise activation to connect to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. Subsequently they will enjoy the full BlackBerry mobile messaging and personal organizer data environment which includes calendar, contacts, do lists, and notes. Users with the BES wireless data plan can still enterprise activate their devices wirelessly.
How Progent's BlackBerry Certified Consultants Can Help You with Your Mobility Environment
Progent provides a range of consulting support services to assist you to integrate BESX and other BlackBerry platforms and utilities. Progent can help your IT staff to fix BlackBerry sync issues, set up wireless management capability, configure desktop software, set up and test archiving procedures, integrate BlackBerry smartphones on Exchange Server and Windows Active Directory, and implement Virtual Private Network connections. For large-scale wireless infrastructure jobs, Progent's BlackBerry engineers can team with Progent's Microsoft information technology experts, Cisco certified CCIE infrastructure experts, and GIAC and CISA-certified Security engineers. This broad range of expertise, provided via Progent's efficient online consulting, reduces network service expenses and offers rapid and effective solutions for businesses who need to incorporate BlackBerry products smoothly into their IT system.
Progent's IT consultants can also can assist your business with Microsoft SQL Server integration and Microsoft Exchange configuration to ensure that your database and messaging infrastructure operate efficiently with BlackBerry BES Express. Progent can in addition help you to migrate from previous releases of RIM BlackBerry and Microsoft platforms, install easy-to-use administration tools to help you track and control BlackBerry smartphones throughout your company, and create a sound security strategy that includes BlackBerry clients. Progent's disaster recovery specialists can assist you to design, institute, and validate business continuity procedures to make sure that BlackBerry data records can be preserved and mobile networking functions can be quickly restored in the event of a major datacenter breakdown.
Progent's BlackBerry Certifications
Progent’s 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 RIM BlackBerry-Certified Consultant
If you wish to ask Progent about engineering support for BlackBerry mobile wireless technology, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.