Research in Motion has introduced BlackBerry BES Express, featuring FREE software and CALs while delivering the basic connectivity, protection, and administration functions of BlackBerry Enterprise Server such as over-the-air sync and remote access to data and applications. But the cost cuts don't end at free software and Client Access Licenses (CALs). Customers also get the ability to select the BIS wireless data plan rather than the BES data plan, which can save your business $10-$20 per month for each of your RIM BlackBerry users!
BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express can be deployed on an Exchange or SBS server, recommended for as many as 75 clients, or on a dedicated server which can support up to 2,000 clients. BlackBerry BES Server Express is a great alternative for small- and medium-sized businesses who before now could not financially justify connecting employees' BlackBerry smartphones to the corporate network.
The Express edition of BlackBerry Enterprise Server does not offer high availability features, system monitoring, SQL database mirroring, or desktop phone support and limits the available IT polices from 450 to 35. Also, BIS BlackBerry smartphone data plan users will be required to execute an initial direct-attached enterprise activation to connect to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. Subsequently they will have the full BlackBerry wireless messaging and organizer data experience including scheduling, contacts, tasks, and notes. Users with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server wireless data plan can continue to enterprise activate their devices wirelessly.
How Progent's BlackBerry Consultants Can Support Your Mobility Solution
Progent provides a range of consulting support services to help your company to integrate BlackBerry BES Express and other BlackBerry platforms and utilities. Progent can assist you to fix BlackBerry sync problems, implement over-the-air management services, install server and desktop software, set up and test backup/restore processes, add or remove BlackBerry clients on Exchange Server and Active Directory, and implement Virtual Private Network connections. For comprehensive wireless integration projects, Progent's BlackBerry specialists can work with Progent's Microsoft certified information technology consultants, Cisco certified CCIE network engineers, and CISM and GIAC-certified Security engineers. This wide range of expertise, delivered through Progent's proven remote service delivery model, reduces network support expenses and promotes rapid and successful solutions for businesses who need to integrate BlackBerry products seamlessly into their IT system.
Progent's IT consultants can also can help your business with Microsoft SQL Server setup and Microsoft Exchange Server management to ensure that your back-end database and messaging environment operate effectively with BES Server Express. Progent can also assist your business to upgrade from previous releases of RIM BlackBerry and Microsoft software, set up streamlined administration tools to monitor and control BlackBerry smartphones across your network, and develop a sound security strategy that accommodates BlackBerry clients. Progent's business continuity specialists can assist you to design, implement, and test business continuity processes to ensure that BlackBerry data records can be recovered and mobile networking functions can be rapidly resumed in the event of a major datacenter failure.
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.
Call or Email Progent for Assistance from a BlackBerry-Qualified Specialist
To ask Progent about consulting expertise for BlackBerry mobile wireless integration, phone 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.