Research in Motion recently introduced BlackBerry BES Express, featuring NO COST server software and CALs while delivering the basic connectivity, protection, and management capabilities of RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server such as over-the-air sync and mobile availability of files and programs. And the price savings don't stop at free server software and CALs. Customers also get the ability to select the BlackBerry Internet Service wireless data plan instead of the BES wireless data carrier plan, saving you $10-$20 per month for each of your RIM BlackBerry clients!
BlackBerry BES Server Express can be installed on a Microsoft Exchange or Small Business Server, which can handle up to 75 users, or on a dedicated server which can support as many as 2,000 users. RIM BlackBerry BES Server Express is ideal for small- and medium-sized businesses who until now could not financially justify integrating employees' BlackBerry devices to their corporate IT system.
The Express version of BlackBerry BES does not provide high availability, system monitoring, mirroring, or desktop phone/PBX integration and reduces the available IT polices from 450 to 35. Also, BIS wireless data plan users will have to perform an initial wired enterprise activation to connect to the BES. After that they will have the complete BlackBerry wireless messaging and organizer data environment including scheduling, address books, tasks, and notes. Those using the BlackBerry Enterprise Server wireless data plan can continue to enterprise activate their devices over the air.
How Progent's BlackBerry Consultants Can Support Your Mobility Environment
Progent offers a variety of consulting services to assist you to deploy BlackBerry BES Express and other BlackBerry platforms and utilities. Progent can help you to resolve synchronization problems, set up wireless management capability, configure desktop tools, design and test backup/restore processes, integrate BlackBerry smartphones on Microsoft Exchange Server Windows Active Directory, and configure VPN connections. For comprehensive mobile infrastructure projects, Progent's BlackBerry engineers can team with Progent's Microsoft information technology experts, Cisco certified CCIE engineers, and CISSP-ISSIP and GIAC-certified Security engineers. This broad selection of expertise, delivered via Progent's efficient online service delivery model, cuts network service expenses and promotes fast and successful solutions for businesses who need to integrate BlackBerry products smoothly into their information network.
Progent's IT consultants can also can assist your business with SQL integration and Exchange Server configuration to ensure that your database and email infrastructure work efficiently with BlackBerry BES Express. Progent can also help you to upgrade from older versions of Blackberry and Microsoft platforms, install streamlined management utilities to help you monitor and control BlackBerry devices across your company, and develop a sound security strategy that accommodates BlackBerry clients. Progent's disaster recovery specialists can help you to design, implement, and validate business continuity processes to make sure that BlackBerry data records can be recovered and mobile operations 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 Help from a BlackBerry-Qualified Professional
To contact Progent about technical support for BlackBerry wireless technology, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.