Research in Motion recently introduced BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express (BESX), offering FREE server software and Client Access Licenses (CALs) while providing the core connectivity, security, and administration functions of RIM BlackBerry BES Server such as over-the-air sync and remote access to files and programs. And the price cuts don't end at free software and CAL licenses. You also get the option to choose the BlackBerry Internet Service wireless data plan rather than the BES data carrier plan, saving your business $10-$20 per month for each of your BlackBerry clients!
RIM BlackBerry BES Server Express can be installed on a Microsoft Exchange or SBS server, recommended for as many as 75 clients, or on a stand-alone BESX server which can support as many as 2,000 clients. RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express is ideal for small- and medium-sized organizations who before now could not afford connecting employees' BlackBerry smartphones to their corporate network.
The Express edition of RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server does not provide high availability features, monitoring, SQL database mirroring, or desktop phone integration and limits the number of available policies from 450 to 35. In addition, BIS BlackBerry smartphone wireless data plan clients will be required to execute an initial wired enterprise activation to integrate with the BES. After that they will enjoy the full BlackBerry wireless email and personal organizer data experience including scheduling, address books, do lists, and notes. Users with the BES wireless data plan can still enterprise activate their BlackBerry smartphones over the air.
How Progent's BlackBerry Certified Consultants Can Support Your Smartphone Environment
Progent provides a variety of IT services to assist your company to integrate BESX and other BlackBerry technologies. Progent can help you to resolve synchronization issues, set up over-the-air management services, install server and desktop software, design and test archiving procedures, add or remove BlackBerry smartphones on Microsoft Exchange Server Active Directory, and implement VPN connections. For large-scale mobile infrastructure projects, Progent's BlackBerry engineers can team with Progent's Microsoft information technology consultants, Cisco CCIE engineers, and CISM and GIAC-certified Security professionals. This broad range of IT skills, delivered via Progent's proven online consulting, cuts IT service expenses and promotes rapid and successful solutions for small businesses who need to incorporate BlackBerry technology smoothly into their IT system.
Progent's technology consultants can also can assist your business with SQL setup and Microsoft Exchange Server configuration to make sure that your back-end database and messaging infrastructure work effectively with BlackBerry BES Express. Progent can in addition help you to upgrade from previous editions of RIM BlackBerry and Microsoft software, install easy-to-use administration tools to track and manage BlackBerry devices throughout your company, and create a sensible security strategy that accommodates BlackBerry clients. Progent's disaster recovery engineers can assist your business to design, institute, and validate disaster recovery processes to make sure that BlackBerry data records can be recovered and mobile operations can be quickly restored in the event of a catastrophic 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.
Call or Email Progent for Assistance from a BlackBerry-Certified Consultant
To get in touch with Progent about technical expertise for BlackBerry mobile wireless integration, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.