Research in Motion has released BlackBerry BES Express, offering FREE server software and CAL licenses while providing the basic connectivity, security, and administration functions of BlackBerry Enterprise Server such as over-the-air synchronization and remote access to data and programs. And the cost cuts don't stop at free software and Client Access Licenses (CALs). Customers now have the ability to choose the BIS wireless data carrier plan rather than the BES data plan, which can save you up to $20 per month for each of your RIM BlackBerry users!
BlackBerry BES Server Express can be installed on a Microsoft Exchange or Small Business Server, recommended for as many as 75 users, or on a dedicated BESX server which can support up to 2,000 users. RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express is ideal for smaller businesses who before now couldn't financially justify connecting employees' BlackBerry devices to their corporate IT system.
The Express edition of RIM BlackBerry BES does not offer high availability features, monitoring, mirroring, or desk phone support and reduces the number of supported IT polices from 450 to 35. In addition, BIS data plan clients will be required to execute an initial direct-attached enterprise activation to integrate with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. After that they will enjoy the full BlackBerry mobile messaging and personal organizer data environment including calendar, contacts, do lists, and notes. Users with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server data carrier plan can still enterprise activate their BlackBerry smartphones wirelessly.
How Progent's BlackBerry Certified Consultants Can Support Your Smartphone Solution
Progent provides a range of consulting services to help your company to deploy BESX and other BlackBerry technologies. Progent can help your IT staff to resolve synchronization issues, implement over-the-air management services, configure desktop software, design and validate archiving procedures, integrate BlackBerry smartphones on Microsoft Exchange Server and Windows Active Directory, and configure VPN security. For large-scale wireless infrastructure jobs, Progent's BlackBerry engineers can work with Progent's Microsoft certified IT consultants, Cisco certified CCIE engineers, and GIAC and CISA-certified Security engineers. This broad range of IT skills, provided through Progent's efficient remote consulting, cuts network service costs and promotes rapid and effective solutions for small businesses who need to incorporate BlackBerry technology smoothly into their information system.
Progent's IT experts can also can assist your business with Microsoft SQL Server setup and Microsoft Exchange Server configuration to make sure that your back-end database and email environment operate efficiently with BESX. Progent can in addition assist your business to upgrade from older releases of Blackberry and Microsoft platforms, set up easy-to-use administration utilities to track and manage BlackBerry smartphones throughout your network, and create a sound security plan that includes BlackBerry users. Progent's disaster recovery specialists can assist your business to design, implement, and test workplace recovery processes to make sure that BlackBerry data records can be recovered and mobile functions can be rapidly restored in case of a major 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 to Get Support from a BlackBerry-Certified Expert
To ask Progent about professional assistance for BlackBerry wireless technology, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.