Research in Motion recently introduced BlackBerry BES Express, offering FREE server software and CAL licenses while delivering the core connectivity, protection, and management functions of RIM BlackBerry BES Server including over-the-air synchronization and mobile availability of data and programs. But the price savings don't end at free software and CAL licenses. Customers now get the option to select the BlackBerry Internet Service wireless data carrier plan instead of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server wireless data plan, which can save your business $10-$20 per month for each of your BlackBerry clients!
BlackBerry BES Server Express can be deployed on an Exchange or Small Business Server, recommended for as many as 75 users, or on a stand-alone BESX server which can support as many as 2,000 users. BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express is ideal for smaller organizations who before now could not financially justify connecting their workers' BlackBerry smartphones to the corporate network.
The Express edition of RIM BlackBerry BES does not provide high availability, system monitoring, mirroring, or desktop phone support and reduces the number of available policies from 450 to 35. In addition, BIS BlackBerry smartphone wireless data plan users will have to perform the first wired enterprise activation to connect to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. After that they will have the full BlackBerry mobile messaging and organizer data environment including calendar, address books, do lists, and notes. Users with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server data plan can continue to enterprise activate their devices wirelessly.
How Progent's BlackBerry Consultants Can Support Your Mobility Environment
Progent offers a range of IT support services to assist your company to deploy BESX and other BlackBerry technologies. Progent can help you to fix BlackBerry sync issues, set up wireless management capability, install desktop tools, set up and test archiving procedures, integrate BlackBerry smartphones on Microsoft Exchange Server Windows Active Directory, and implement VPN security. For comprehensive wireless integration projects, Progent's BlackBerry specialists can team with Progent's Microsoft information technology experts, Cisco certified CCIE engineers, and GIAC and CISA-certified Security professionals. This broad range of expertise, provided via Progent's proven remote service delivery model, reduces IT support costs and offers rapid and successful solutions for businesses who want to incorporate BlackBerry technology seamlessly into their IT system.
Progent's technology consultants can also can help you with SQL setup and Microsoft Exchange Server management to make sure that your database and email infrastructure operate effectively with BlackBerry BES Express. Progent can also help your business to migrate from older versions of RIM BlackBerry and Microsoft software, set up easy-to-use management utilities to help you monitor and manage BlackBerry devices throughout your company, and develop a sensible security strategy that includes BlackBerry clients. Progent's disaster recovery consultants can assist your business to design, implement, and validate business continuity procedures to ensure that BlackBerry data records can be recovered and mobile networking operations can be quickly restored in the event of a major 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.
Contact Progent to Get Assistance from a RIM BlackBerry-Certified Specialist
If you wish to contact Progent about technical help for BlackBerry mobile wireless technology, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.