Targeting SMBs, RIM launches hosted BlackBerry Enterprises Server services in India

Infotech Lead India: Global Outlook, a cloud-based business communication service provider, and Research In Motion (RIM) have launched hosted BlackBerry Enterprises Server (BES) service for enterprises and SMB customers in India.

This service will enable enterprise and SMB organizations to leverage the hosted services model for MS Exchange 2010, SharePoint 2010, Lync 2010 and BlackBerry services in a pay per user format.

The new BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express software will be provided free of charge in order to address two key market opportunities.

BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express works with Microsoft Exchange 2010, 2007 and 2003 and Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 and 2003 to provide users with secure, push-based, wireless access to email, calendar, contacts, notes and tasks, as well as other business applications and enterprise systems behind the firewall. Importantly, the new server software utilizes the same robust security architecture found in BlackBerry Enterprise Server.

With BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express connected to Microsoft Exchange or Microsoft Windows Small Business Server, BlackBerry smartphone users will be able to:

·         Wirelessly synchronize their email, calendar, contacts, notes and tasks

·         Manage email folders and search email on the mail server remotely

·         Book meetings and appointments, check availability and forward calendar attachments

·         Set an out-of-office reply

·         Edit Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files using Documents To Go®

·         Access files stored on the company network

·         Use mobile applications to access business systems behind the firewall


For IT administrators, BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express also offers the following:

·         Runs on the same physical or virtual server as the Microsoft mail server or on its own server. BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express is also certified for use with VMware ESX

·         Over 90 IT controls and policies, including the ability to remotely wipe a smartphone and enforce and reset passwords

·         A Web-based interface that allows remote administration and makes it easy to install the software, connect BlackBerry smartphones and apply usage policies

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