Research in Motion recently introduced BlackBerry BES Express, featuring FREE server software and CAL licenses while providing the basic connectivity, protection, and administration capabilities of BlackBerry Enterprise Server such as wireless sync and remote access to files and applications. But the price cuts don't stop at free server software and CALs. Customers now have the option to select the BIS data carrier plan rather than the BES data carrier plan, which can save your business up to $20 per month for every one of your BlackBerry users!
RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express can be deployed on an Exchange or SBS server, which can handle as many as 75 users, or on a dedicated server which can support as many as 2,000 users. BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express is a great alternative for small- and medium-sized businesses who until now could not financially justify connecting employees' BlackBerry devices to their corporate network.
The Express version of BlackBerry BES does not offer high availability, system monitoring, mirroring, or desktop phone integration and limits the supported policies from 450 to 35. Also, BIS BlackBerry smartphone data plan users will be required to perform the first direct-attached enterprise activation to integrate with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. After that they will have the full BlackBerry mobile email and organizer data environment including calendar, contacts, tasks, and notes. Those using the BES wireless data plan can continue to enterprise activate their BlackBerry smartphones over the air.
How Progent's BlackBerry Certified Consultants Can Support Your Mobility Solution
Progent provides a range of IT support services to help your company to integrate BlackBerry BES Express and other BlackBerry platforms and utilities. Progent can assist you to fix BlackBerry sync issues, set up over-the-air administration capability, configure server and desktop tools, set up and validate backup/restore procedures, add or remove BlackBerry smartphones on Microsoft Exchange Server and Active Directory, and implement Virtual Private Network connections. For comprehensive mobile integration projects, Progent's BlackBerry specialists can team with Progent's Microsoft IT consultants, Cisco certified CCIE engineers, and CISSP-ISSIP and GIAC-certified Security engineers. This wide range of expertise, delivered via Progent's proven online consulting, reduces IT support expenses and offers rapid and successful solutions for small businesses who want to integrate BlackBerry products seamlessly into their IT system.
Progent's technology experts can also can assist your business with Microsoft SQL integration and Microsoft Exchange Server management to make sure that your and messaging environment operate effectively with BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express. Progent can also help your business to upgrade from older releases of Blackberry and Microsoft software, install streamlined administration utilities so you can monitor and control BlackBerry devices across your network, and develop a sensible security strategy that includes BlackBerry clients. Progent's business continuity consultants can help your business to design, institute, and test business continuity procedures to make sure that BlackBerry data records can be recovered and mobile networking operations can be quickly resumed 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-Qualified Consultant
In order to ask Progent about engineering support for BlackBerry wireless technology, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.