RIM BlackBerry has introduced BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express (BESX), offering FREE software and CALs while delivering the core accessibility, protection, and administration functions of BlackBerry BES Server including over-the-air synchronization and mobile availability of files and programs. But the cost cuts don't end at free software and CAL licenses. Customers also get the ability to choose the BlackBerry Internet Service data carrier plan instead of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server data carrier plan, which can save your business $10-$20 per month for each of your RIM BlackBerry clients!
BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express can be installed on an Exchange or Small Business Server, recommended for as many as 75 clients, or on a dedicated BESX server which can support as many as 2,000 users. RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express is ideal for small- and medium-sized businesses who before now could not financially justify integrating employees' BlackBerry devices to the corporate IT system.
The Express version of RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server does not offer high availability features, system monitoring, mirroring, or desk phone integration and limits the supported policies from 450 to 35. In addition, BIS wireless data plan clients will have to execute an initial direct-attached enterprise activation to integrate with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. Subsequently they will enjoy the complete BlackBerry wireless email and organizer data environment which includes scheduling, contacts, tasks, and notes. Those using the BlackBerry Enterprise Server data plan can still enterprise activate their devices wirelessly.
How Progent's BlackBerry Certified Consultants Can Support Your Mobility Environment
Progent offers a variety of consulting services to help you to integrate BlackBerry BES Express and other BlackBerry platforms and utilities. Progent can help you to fix synchronization issues, set up wireless management capability, configure desktop tools, set up and test backup/restore procedures, integrate BlackBerry smartphones on Microsoft Exchange Server Active Directory, and implement VPN security. For large-scale mobile infrastructure jobs, 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 wide selection of expertise, delivered via Progent's efficient online service delivery model, reduces network service costs and offers rapid and effective solutions for businesses who want to integrate BlackBerry products smoothly into their IT system.
Progent's IT consultants can also can help your business with Microsoft SQL integration and Microsoft Exchange configuration to make sure that your back-end database and email environment work effectively with BlackBerry BES Express. Progent can also assist you to upgrade from previous editions of RIM BlackBerry and Microsoft platforms, install streamlined management tools so you can monitor and manage BlackBerry smartphones throughout your company, and develop a sound security strategy that includes BlackBerry users. Progent's business continuity consultants can assist your business to design, implement, and test disaster recovery processes to make sure that BlackBerry data records can be preserved and mobile operations can be quickly resumed 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.
Contact Progent to Get Support from a BlackBerry-Certified Specialist
If you wish to get in touch with Progent about professional assistance for BlackBerry mobile wireless technology, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.