Research in Motion recently released BlackBerry BES Express, offering NO COST software and Client Access Licenses (CALs) while delivering the basic connectivity, protection, and management capabilities of BlackBerry Enterprise Server including over-the-air sync and remote availability of data and applications. And the price cuts don't end at free software and Client Access Licenses (CALs). You also have the ability to choose the BlackBerry Internet Service data carrier plan rather than the BES wireless data plan, which can save you up to $20 per month for each of your RIM BlackBerry clients!
RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express can be deployed directly on an Exchange or Small Business Server, which can handle up to 75 clients, or on a dedicated server which can support as many as 2,000 users. RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express is a great alternative for smaller businesses who until now couldn't financially justify connecting their workers' BlackBerry smartphones to the corporate IT system.
The Express edition of BlackBerry Enterprise Server does not provide high availability, system monitoring, SQL database mirroring, or desktop phone/PBX integration and reduces the supported policies from 450 to 35. Also, BIS data plan clients will have to execute an initial direct-attached enterprise activation to connect to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. After that they will have the complete BlackBerry mobile email and personal organizer data environment including calendar, address books, tasks, and notes. Those using the BES data plan can continue to enterprise activate their devices over the air.
How Progent's BlackBerry Consultants Can Help You with Your Smartphone Solution
Progent provides a variety of consulting services to help you to deploy BlackBerry BES Express and other BlackBerry platforms and utilities. Progent can help your IT staff to resolve synchronization issues, implement wireless management services, install desktop tools, set up and test backup/restore processes, add or remove BlackBerry smartphones on Microsoft Exchange Server and Windows Active Directory, and configure Virtual Private Network security. For large-scale mobile integration projects, Progent's BlackBerry specialists can work with Progent's Microsoft information technology experts, Cisco certified CCIE network engineers, and GIAC and CISA-certified Security professionals. This broad range of IT skills, provided via Progent's proven remote service delivery model, cuts network service expenses and promotes fast and effective solutions for small businesses who want to incorporate BlackBerry technology smoothly into their information network.
Progent's technology experts can also can help your business with Microsoft SQL Server integration and Microsoft Exchange management to make sure that your and email environment work efficiently with BlackBerry BES Express. Progent can in addition assist you to migrate from older editions of RIM BlackBerry and Microsoft software, set up streamlined administration utilities to track and control BlackBerry smartphones across your company, and create a sound security strategy that includes BlackBerry clients. Progent's disaster recovery consultants can assist your business to design, institute, and test disaster recovery processes to make sure that BlackBerry data can be recovered and mobile operations can be quickly restored in case of a major datacenter failure.
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 Support from a RIM BlackBerry-Certified Professional
If you wish to contact Progent about engineering help for BlackBerry wireless integration, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.