Research in Motion recently introduced BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express (BESX), offering FREE server software and Client Access Licenses (CALs) while delivering the basic accessibility, protection, and administration capabilities of BlackBerry BES Server such as over-the-air synchronization and mobile availability of data and applications. And the price savings don't end at free software and CAL licenses. Customers also have the option to choose the BIS data plan instead of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server data carrier plan, saving your business up to $20 a month for each of your BlackBerry users!
BlackBerry BES Server Express can be installed directly on a Microsoft Exchange or SBS server, which can handle up to 75 clients, or on a dedicated BESX server which can support as many as 2,000 users. BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express is a great alternative for small- and medium-sized organizations who until now could not afford connecting employees' BlackBerry devices to their corporate IT system.
The Express edition of BlackBerry Enterprise Server does not offer high availability features, system monitoring, SQL database mirroring, or desktop phone/PBX support and limits the available policies from 450 to 35. Also, BIS BlackBerry smartphone 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 full BlackBerry mobile email and personal organizer data environment including calendar, contacts, do lists, and notes. Those using the BES wireless data carrier plan can continue to enterprise activate their devices over the air.
How Progent's BlackBerry Consultants Can Help You with Your Smartphone Environment
Progent provides a variety of consulting support services to assist your company to integrate BlackBerry BES Express and other BlackBerry platforms and utilities. Progent can help your IT staff to resolve BlackBerry sync problems, set up over-the-air administration capability, install desktop software, design and validate backup/restore procedures, integrate BlackBerry clients on Microsoft Exchange Server Windows Active Directory, and configure Virtual Private Network connections. For large-scale mobile integration projects, Progent's BlackBerry engineers can team with Progent's Microsoft certified IT experts, Cisco CCIE engineers, and GIAC and CISA-certified Security engineers. This wide selection of expertise, delivered via Progent's proven remote consulting, reduces network service expenses and promotes fast and effective solutions for businesses who need to incorporate BlackBerry technology seamlessly into their information system.
Progent's IT consultants can also can assist you with Microsoft SQL setup and Exchange Server management to make sure that your and messaging infrastructure operate effectively with BlackBerry BES Express. Progent can also help your business to upgrade from older releases of Blackberry and Microsoft software, install easy-to-use management tools so you can track and manage BlackBerry devices throughout your company, and develop a sound security strategy that includes BlackBerry users. Progent's disaster recovery engineers can assist your business to define, institute, and test workplace recovery processes to ensure that BlackBerry data can be preserved and mobile networking functions can be rapidly resumed in case of a catastrophic 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 for Support from a BlackBerry-Certified Expert
To get in touch with Progent about consulting help for BlackBerry wireless solutions, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.