Research in Motion recently released BlackBerry BES Express, offering FREE software and CALs while delivering the core accessibility, protection, and management capabilities of RIM BlackBerry BES Server such as over-the-air synchronization and mobile availability of data and programs. And the cost cuts don't end at free software and CALs. You also get the ability to choose the BIS data carrier plan instead of the BES wireless data plan, saving your business $10-$20 per month for every one of your RIM BlackBerry clients!
BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express can be deployed on a Microsoft Exchange or SBS server, which can handle as many as 75 users, or on a dedicated BESX server to support up to 2,000 users. RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express is a great alternative for smaller businesses who until now couldn't afford integrating their workers' BlackBerry devices to their corporate network.
The Express version of BlackBerry BES Server does not offer high availability, system monitoring, mirroring, or desk phone integration and limits the supported IT polices from 450 to 35. In addition, BIS BlackBerry smartphone wireless data plan users will have to perform the first direct-attached enterprise activation to integrate with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. Subsequently they will enjoy the full BlackBerry wireless messaging and personal organizer data environment which includes scheduling, contacts, do lists, and notes. Those using the BlackBerry Enterprise Server data plan can still enterprise activate their devices over the air.
How Progent's BlackBerry Certified Experts Can Help You with Your Smartphone Environment
Progent provides a variety of IT support services to assist you to deploy BlackBerry BES Express and other BlackBerry technologies. Progent can help you to fix BlackBerry sync problems, set up wireless management services, configure server and desktop software, design and test backup/restore procedures, integrate BlackBerry smartphones on Microsoft Exchange Server Windows Active Directory, and implement Virtual Private Network connections. For comprehensive wireless integration jobs, Progent's BlackBerry engineers can team with Progent's Microsoft certified information technology consultants, Cisco CCIE infrastructure experts, and GIAC and CISA-certified Security engineers. This wide selection of expertise, provided through Progent's efficient online service delivery model, cuts IT service costs and offers fast and successful solutions for small businesses who need to incorporate BlackBerry products smoothly into their IT system.
Progent's IT consultants can also can help your business with Microsoft SQL integration and Exchange Server management to ensure that your back-end database and email infrastructure operate effectively with BES Server Express. Progent can in addition help your business to migrate from previous versions of Blackberry and Microsoft platforms, set up easy-to-use management tools so you can monitor and manage BlackBerry smartphones throughout your company, and create a sensible security strategy that includes BlackBerry clients. Progent's business continuity specialists can assist your business to design, institute, and validate disaster recovery procedures to ensure that BlackBerry data records can be recovered and mobile operations can be rapidly resumed 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.
Call or Email Progent to Get Support from a BlackBerry-Certified Consultant
To ask Progent about professional support for BlackBerry mobile wireless solutions, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.