RIM BlackBerry recently released BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express (BESX), featuring FREE server software and CALs while providing the basic accessibility, security, and management functions of BlackBerry Enterprise Server such as wireless synchronization and remote access to data and programs. But the cost savings don't end at free server software and Client Access Licenses (CALs). Customers now have the option to select the BIS data carrier plan rather than the BlackBerry Enterprise Server data plan, which can save you up to $20 a month for each of your RIM BlackBerry users!
BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express can be installed on a Microsoft Exchange or Small Business Server, which can handle as many as 75 users, or on a stand-alone server to support as many as 2,000 clients. RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express is a great alternative for smaller businesses who until now couldn't financially justify integrating their workers' BlackBerry devices to their corporate network.
The Express edition of BlackBerry BES does not offer high availability features, system monitoring, mirroring, or desk phone/PBX support and limits the supported policies from 450 to 35. In addition, BIS wireless data plan users will have to execute the first wired enterprise activation to connect to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. Subsequently they will enjoy the complete BlackBerry wireless messaging and organizer data environment including scheduling, address books, tasks, and notes. Users with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server wireless data plan can continue to enterprise activate their BlackBerry smartphones wirelessly.
How Progent's BlackBerry Consultants Can Help You with Your Smartphone Solution
Progent offers a range of consulting services to help your company to integrate BlackBerry BES Express and other BlackBerry technologies. Progent can help you to resolve BlackBerry sync problems, implement wireless management capability, install server and desktop software, design and test archiving processes, add or remove BlackBerry smartphones on Exchange Server Windows Active Directory, and implement VPN security. For comprehensive mobile integration jobs, Progent's BlackBerry engineers can team with Progent's Microsoft certified information technology consultants, Cisco CCIE network engineers, and CISM and GIAC-certified Security engineers. This broad range of expertise, provided through Progent's efficient online service delivery model, cuts network service costs and offers fast and successful solutions for businesses who need to integrate BlackBerry products smoothly into their IT network.
Progent's technology experts can also can help you with Microsoft SQL Server integration and Exchange Server management to make sure that your database and messaging environment operate efficiently with BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express. Progent can also assist you to upgrade from previous releases of RIM BlackBerry and Microsoft platforms, set up streamlined management utilities to help you track and manage BlackBerry smartphones across your company, and create a sensible security plan that accommodates BlackBerry clients. Progent's business continuity engineers can assist your business to design, institute, and validate business continuity processes to make sure that BlackBerry data can be recovered and mobile functions can be rapidly 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.
Call or Email Progent for Assistance from a BlackBerry-Certified Professional
If you wish to contact Progent about professional expertise for BlackBerry wireless solutions, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.