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    Quick BES question...

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    I work for a municiple police department. We have 13 detectives and a VERY few city employees using BB's. What is the cost of setting up a small BES server? Would it be cost effective over BIS with say, less than 30 people using it? We do have a dedicated IT department in city hall. We are also with ALLTEL byt also have availability to ATT.

    Any suggestions, help would be appreciated.
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    The cost to set up a BES can be cheap or expensive depending on how you do it. I listed below the costs for you, hope this helps!

    Definition -> CAL = Client Access License - needed to communicate with the BES.

    BlackBerry Enterprise Server Small Business Edition
    • Maximum CALs = 15
    • Server Price = Free (includes 1 CAL)
    • Price Per additional CAL = $99, or 5 for $429
    • Limitations - only on the number of CALs Max 15

    BlackBerry Professional Server
    • Maximum CALs = 30
    • Server Price = Based on the number of CALs
    • Price per CAL to start = 5 for $499, 10 for $849
    • Price per CAL after initial purchase = 1 $99, 5 $429, 10 $699
    • Limitations - only on the number of CALs Max 30

    BlackBerry Enterprise Server
    • Maximum CALs - 2000
    • Server Price = $3999 (includes 20 CALs)
    • Price per additional CAL = 1 $99, 5 $429, 10 $699, 50 $3299
    • Limitations - only on the number of CALs Max 2000

    Thats just for the server. Now you need to look at data plans, BIS data is cheaper than BES data, so those prices increase as well.

    So lets make an example server config... see below

    Example
    BlackBerry Enterprise Server - $3999
    10 additional CALs - $699

    Server Total - $4698 (one time fee)

    Data Cost (not including Voice)

    AT&T BES Data - $45.99/Month per device

    30 phones x $45.99 = $1379.70/Month in Data
    *Not including any discounts for public service etc.


    So the first month you are looking at a total of $6077.70 (not including tax) and about $1400 a month on data.


    Hope this helps! I am on my companies BES, and I love it!
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    ...so if the prices are higher with BES, what's the advantage of switching from BIS? Sorry for the questions. I just have never dealt with BES before.

    Thanks for the help.
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    BES allows you to sync email, contacts, calendar, and tasks across standard desktop outlook and your mobile device. And with the 'push' technology you get your email within 15 seconds.

    Since you are in public service, you probably will have sensitive data that will be floating around in email. This will be encrypted and complies with HIPPA and other government regulations. Also if a device is lost/stolen you can lock it out and wipe data so no one can get their grubby little hands on them.

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