RIM BlackBerry recently introduced BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express (BESX), featuring FREE server software and Client Access Licenses (CALs) while providing the core connectivity, security, and management functions of RIM BlackBerry BES Server including over-the-air synchronization and remote availability of files and applications. And the price savings don't stop at free software and Client Access Licenses (CALs). You now have the ability to choose the BIS data plan instead of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server wireless data plan, which can save your business up to $20 per month for each of your RIM BlackBerry users!
RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express can be installed directly on an Exchange or SBS server, which can handle up to 75 clients, or on a dedicated BESX server to support up to 2,000 clients. BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express is a great alternative for smaller organizations who before now couldn't afford connecting their workers' BlackBerry devices to the corporate IT system.
The Express version of RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server does not offer high availability features, system monitoring, SQL database mirroring, or desktop phone/PBX support and limits the number of supported IT polices from 450 to 35. Also, BIS data plan clients will be required to execute the first direct-attached enterprise activation to integrate with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. After that they will have the complete BlackBerry mobile email and personal organizer data environment including calendar, contacts, tasks, and notes. Those using the BES wireless data carrier plan can continue to enterprise activate their BlackBerry smartphones wirelessly.
How Progent's BlackBerry Certified Experts Can Help You with Your Smartphone Environment
Progent provides a variety of consulting services to help your company to integrate BlackBerry BES Express and other BlackBerry platforms and utilities. Progent can help you to fix synchronization problems, implement over-the-air management services, install server and desktop tools, set up and validate backup/restore procedures, add or remove BlackBerry smartphones on Exchange Server and Active Directory, and implement Virtual Private Network connections. For large-scale mobile integration projects, Progent's BlackBerry specialists can work with Progent's Microsoft certified IT experts, Cisco CCIE network engineers, and GIAC and CISA-certified Security engineers. This wide selection of IT skills, delivered through Progent's efficient online service delivery model, cuts network service costs and offers fast and successful solutions for small businesses who need to incorporate BlackBerry technology smoothly into their information network.
Progent's technology experts can also can help you with Microsoft SQL integration and Exchange management to ensure that your and messaging infrastructure operate effectively with BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express. Progent can also help you to migrate from older releases of RIM BlackBerry and Microsoft software, set up easy-to-use management tools to track and manage BlackBerry smartphones throughout your company, and create a sensible security plan that includes BlackBerry users. Progent's disaster recovery consultants can assist you to design, implement, and validate workplace recovery processes to ensure that BlackBerry data records can be recovered and mobile networking operations can be rapidly restored in the event of a major datacenter failure.
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.
Contact Progent to Get Support from a RIM BlackBerry-Certified Expert
If you wish to contact Progent about consulting expertise for BlackBerry wireless integration, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.