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BlackBerry Enterprise Server – BES Hosting
BES, or BlackBerry Enterprise Server, often confused with BIS, or BlackBerry Internet Service, provides capabilities beyond the basic BIS capabilities. BlackBerry Enterprise Server Hosting combined with hosted Exchange can give a company the power to accommodate the demands of mobile users using a variety of BlackBerry and other smart devices, while having good control over corporate IT polices, security, reliability, and customization. Apps4Rent provides value plans for hosted exchange as shown below.
BlackBerry Enterprise Server is a middleware software application developed by Research in Motion that gives BlackBerry and a few non-BlackBerry devices a way to connect securely to company email servers, such as Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Domino, and Novell GroupWise.
BlackBerry Enterprise Server needs to be actively connected to the internet along with the mobile device and mail servers before the magic of instant email, contact, and calendars synchronization happens. For most people with no technical background, this puts hosted BES in the realm of “email”. However, it’s far more versatile software than just giving you email access.
Hosted BES Features
BlackBerry Enterprise Server hosting gives mobile corporate employees and IT staff an immense amount of flexibility.
BlackBerry Enterprise Server includes advanced management and support functionality for IT administrators that helps to improve IT productivity, simplify deployments and upgrades and maximize uptime. These features include centralized management to manage applications; schedule updates for application, device and IT policies; and manage user settings and control groups based on 450 IT policies.
Hosted BES allows IT administrators to provision security measures such as encryption of data to standards such as Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) or Triple Data Encryption Standard (Triple DES); remote wipe data from a lost or stolen device; and impose rights of third party applications to use the BlackBerry device resources.
Hosted BES brings push technology to BlackBerry’s mobile connectivity, so information is automatically updated to your mobile device and synced with your desktop. From email to memos to contacts and tasks, on-the-go corporate employees are never out of touch.
BlackBerry Enterprise Server hosting optimizes pushed information so the data can be sent quickly without draining battery life and raising data transfer charges. Your battery lasts longer and your data transfer plan costs less.
Hosted BES connects with the corporate hosted Exchange account for remote email search, to search for emails that are only stored on the work desktop.
Synchronization with the desktop calendar is easy with BlackBerry Enterprise Server hosting, giving employees the ability to see colleagues’ availability, find open meeting times for team members, forward appointments and see calendar attachments.
Hosted BES also provides instant messaging (IM) capabilities. Rather than send messages hoping that the person receives them and is online, hosted BES IM shows who’s available and how they want to be contacted. BlackBerry Enterprise Server hosting supports Enterprise level Exchange accounts with Office Communications Server 2007 and Office Live Communications Server 2005.
In summation, while mobile devices help connectivity, hosted BES takes productive employees from the corporate boardroom to client offices and beyond.