Research in Motion recently released BlackBerry BES Express, offering FREE software and CALs while providing the basic accessibility, security, and administration capabilities of BlackBerry BES Server including over-the-air sync and remote access to files and programs. But the price cuts don't end at free server software and CAL licenses. You now have the option to choose the BIS data carrier plan instead of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server data plan, saving you $10-$20 a month for every one of your BlackBerry users!
RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express can be installed directly on a Microsoft Exchange or SBS server, which can handle as many as 75 users, or on a dedicated BESX server which can support as many as 2,000 clients. RIM BlackBerry BES Server Express is ideal for smaller organizations who until now couldn't afford integrating employees' BlackBerry devices to the corporate network.
The Express edition of BlackBerry BES does not offer high availability features, monitoring, database mirroring, or desktop phone/PBX integration and limits the available IT polices from 450 to 35. In addition, BIS BlackBerry smartphone data plan clients will be required to execute the first wired enterprise activation to connect to the BES. Subsequently they will have the complete BlackBerry wireless email and personal organizer data environment which includes scheduling, contacts, do lists, and notes. Users with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server data carrier plan can continue to enterprise activate their BlackBerry smartphones over the air.
How Progent's BlackBerry Consultants Can Support Your Smartphone Environment
Progent provides a range of IT support services to assist you to deploy BESX and other BlackBerry technologies. Progent can assist your IT staff to resolve BlackBerry sync problems, set up wireless management capability, install server and desktop tools, set up and test backup/restore procedures, integrate BlackBerry clients on Exchange Server and Active Directory, and configure Virtual Private Network security. For comprehensive mobile infrastructure jobs, Progent's BlackBerry specialists can team with Progent's Microsoft certified information technology consultants, Cisco CCIE network engineers, and CISSP-ISSIP and GIAC-certified Security professionals. This wide selection of IT skills, delivered via Progent's efficient online service delivery model, reduces network service expenses and offers fast and successful solutions for small businesses who want to integrate BlackBerry products smoothly into their IT network.
Progent's technology consultants can also can assist you with Microsoft SQL setup and Exchange configuration to make sure that your back-end database and messaging infrastructure work effectively with BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express. Progent can also assist your business to migrate from previous editions of Blackberry and Microsoft platforms, install easy-to-use management tools so you can track and control BlackBerry devices across your company, and develop a sensible security strategy that includes BlackBerry clients. Progent's disaster recovery engineers can help your business to define, implement, and validate business continuity processes to make sure that BlackBerry data can be recovered and mobile 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 Support from a BlackBerry-Certified Expert
To get in touch with Progent about consulting support for BlackBerry wireless technology, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.