RIM BlackBerry has released BlackBerry BES Express, featuring FREE software and CALs while delivering the basic accessibility, protection, and management functions of RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server including wireless sync and mobile access to files and programs. But the cost savings don't stop at free server software and CALs. You also get the option to choose the BIS wireless data plan instead of the BES data plan, which can save you up to $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, recommended for up to 75 users, or on a stand-alone server which can support as many as 2,000 clients. BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express is ideal for smaller businesses who until now couldn't afford connecting their workers' BlackBerry smartphones to their corporate network.
The Express edition of RIM BlackBerry BES Server does not provide high availability, system monitoring, database mirroring, or desktop phone/PBX integration and reduces the available IT polices from 450 to 35. Also, BIS BlackBerry smartphone data plan clients will be required to execute the first wired enterprise activation to connect to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. After that they will enjoy the complete BlackBerry mobile messaging and organizer data experience including scheduling, address books, do lists, and notes. Those using the BES data carrier plan can continue to enterprise activate their BlackBerry smartphones wirelessly.
How Progent's BlackBerry Certified Consultants Can Support Your Mobility Solution
Progent provides a variety of consulting services to help your company to deploy BlackBerry BES Express and other BlackBerry platforms and utilities. Progent can help your IT staff to resolve BlackBerry sync issues, implement over-the-air administration capability, install server and desktop tools, design and validate backup/restore processes, add or remove BlackBerry smartphones on Microsoft Exchange Server Windows Active Directory, and configure Virtual Private Network security. For comprehensive mobile infrastructure projects, Progent's BlackBerry engineers can work with Progent's Microsoft certified IT consultants, Cisco certified CCIE infrastructure experts, and GIAC and CISA-certified Security professionals. This wide range of expertise, provided through Progent's proven remote consulting, cuts IT support expenses and promotes rapid and successful solutions for small businesses who need to incorporate BlackBerry technology smoothly into their IT system.
Progent's technology experts can also can assist you with Microsoft SQL Server setup and Microsoft Exchange Server configuration to make sure that your and messaging infrastructure work effectively with BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express. Progent can also help you to migrate from older versions of RIM BlackBerry and Microsoft platforms, set up easy-to-use administration utilities to help you track and manage BlackBerry devices across your network, and create a sound security plan that accommodates BlackBerry clients. Progent's business continuity engineers can assist your business to design, institute, and test business continuity processes to ensure that BlackBerry data can be recovered and mobile operations can be rapidly restored in the event 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 for Support from a BlackBerry-Qualified Professional
If you wish to ask Progent about technical assistance for BlackBerry mobile wireless solutions, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.