RIM BlackBerry recently released BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express (BESX), featuring FREE software and Client Access Licenses (CALs) while providing the basic accessibility, protection, and administration capabilities of BlackBerry Enterprise Server such as over-the-air synchronization and mobile access to data and applications. And the cost cuts don't end at free server software and CAL licenses. You now have the option to select the BIS data plan rather than the BlackBerry Enterprise Server wireless data plan, which can save you $10-$20 per month for each of your RIM BlackBerry clients!
BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express can be installed on a Microsoft Exchange or SBS server, which can handle as many as 75 clients, or on a dedicated BESX server which can support as many as 2,000 clients. BlackBerry BES Server Express is ideal for small- and medium-sized businesses who until now couldn't afford integrating employees' BlackBerry smartphones to their corporate IT system.
The Express version of RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server does not provide high availability, system monitoring, mirroring, or desktop phone/PBX support and limits the supported policies from 450 to 35. In addition, BIS wireless data plan clients will have to perform the first wired enterprise activation to connect to the BES. After that they will enjoy the complete BlackBerry mobile messaging and organizer data experience including calendar, address books, do lists, and notes. Users with the BES wireless data plan can continue to enterprise activate their devices wirelessly.
How Progent's BlackBerry Certified Experts Can Help You with Your Mobility Environment
Progent provides a range of consulting services to assist you to integrate BESX and other BlackBerry technologies. Progent can help your IT staff to fix synchronization problems, implement wireless administration services, configure server and desktop tools, set up and test archiving processes, integrate BlackBerry clients on Exchange Server and Active Directory, and implement Virtual Private Network security. For large-scale mobile infrastructure jobs, Progent's BlackBerry engineers can team with Progent's Microsoft IT consultants, Cisco CCIE infrastructure experts, and CISM and GIAC-certified Security professionals. This wide range of IT skills, provided through Progent's efficient online consulting, reduces IT support expenses and offers rapid and successful solutions for businesses who need to integrate BlackBerry products smoothly into their IT system.
Progent's IT consultants can also can help you with SQL Server setup and Exchange configuration to make sure that your and email infrastructure operate efficiently with BES Server Express. Progent can also assist your business to migrate from previous editions of RIM BlackBerry and Microsoft software, set up easy-to-use management tools so you can track and manage BlackBerry smartphones throughout your network, and create a sound security strategy that includes BlackBerry clients. Progent's disaster recovery consultants can assist you to design, institute, and test workplace recovery procedures to make sure that BlackBerry data records can be recovered and mobile 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 for Support from a RIM BlackBerry-Qualified Expert
If you wish to ask Progent about professional assistance for BlackBerry wireless integration, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.