The barrier to entrance for some small businesses using Blackberry’s has been the cost of the BlackBerry server. In order to properly use all of the calendaring, contacts and shared mail integration to Exchange, the server and liceneses were requred. Now Research in Motion, BlackBerry’s parent company, will begin offering free server software that will wirelessly and securely synchronize BlackBerry’s smartphones with Microsoft Exchange or Microsoft Small Business Server.
The new BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express software offers economical advantages to small and medium-sized businesses who desire the enterprise level security and functionality of the BlackBerry Enterprise server but don’t need all of the advanced features. It provides a cost-effective solution that enables IT departments to meet the growing demand from employees to be able to connect their personal smartphones to their work email, calendars and access business systems behind their company’s firewall. Continue Reading >>