Research in Motion has released BlackBerry BES Express, featuring FREE server software and Client Access Licenses (CALs) while providing the core connectivity, protection, and management functions of RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server including over-the-air synchronization and remote availability of files and applications. But the price savings don't end at free server software and Client Access Licenses (CALs). You also have the option to select the BIS data carrier plan rather than the BES wireless data plan, which can save your business $10-$20 per month for every one of your RIM BlackBerry clients!
BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express can be deployed directly on an Exchange or SBS server, which can handle as many as 75 users, or on a stand-alone BESX server which can support up to 2,000 users. BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express is a great alternative for small- and medium-sized businesses who until now couldn't afford integrating employees' BlackBerry smartphones to the corporate IT system.
The Express version of BlackBerry BES does not offer high availability features, system monitoring, database mirroring, or desk phone integration and reduces the available policies from 450 to 35. Also, BIS wireless data plan users will be required to execute an initial direct-attached enterprise activation to connect to the BES. Subsequently they will enjoy the complete BlackBerry wireless email and personal organizer data experience including calendar, contacts, do lists, and notes. Those using the BlackBerry Enterprise Server wireless data carrier plan can still enterprise activate their devices over the air.
How Progent's BlackBerry Consultants Can Help You with Your Mobility Solution
Progent provides a range of IT support services to assist your company to deploy BlackBerry BES Express and other BlackBerry technologies. Progent can help your IT staff to fix BlackBerry sync problems, set up wireless management services, install server and desktop software, design and validate archiving procedures, add or remove BlackBerry clients on Exchange Server Active Directory, and implement Virtual Private Network security. For comprehensive wireless integration jobs, Progent's BlackBerry specialists can team with Progent's Microsoft certified information technology experts, Cisco CCIE network engineers, and CISSP-ISSIP and GIAC-certified Security engineers. This broad selection of expertise, provided via Progent's proven online service delivery model, reduces network support costs and offers rapid and effective solutions for businesses who need to incorporate BlackBerry technology smoothly into their information network.
Progent's technology experts can also can help you with Microsoft SQL setup and Microsoft Exchange Server configuration to make sure that your database and email environment work efficiently with BlackBerry BES Express. Progent can also assist your business to migrate from older editions of Blackberry and Microsoft platforms, set up easy-to-use administration utilities to track and manage BlackBerry smartphones across your network, and create a sound security plan that accommodates BlackBerry users. Progent's disaster recovery specialists can assist your business to design, implement, and validate disaster recovery processes to make sure that BlackBerry data records can be recovered and mobile networking functions can be rapidly restored in case 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 Assistance from a RIM BlackBerry-Certified Specialist
If you wish to get in touch with Progent about engineering help for BlackBerry mobile wireless technology, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.