Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Jul 2011 22:27 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Research in Motion said today it is planning to cut 2000 jobs as part of a cost optimization program. The company gave other additional details on the program as well, which it first announced in June. The changes are aimed at creating greater alignment of the organization, and streamlining its operations to better position the company for future growth and profitability."
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Nico57
Member since:
2006-12-18

BES Express is free, so the price is not an issue on the infrastructure side.
Except that you indeed need dedicated server software+hardware, and that BESX requirements are outrageously high.

As for the carriers charging for not blocking BlackBerry traffic, there's not much that RIM can do about it.
It's a nasty business, but that's how mobile telephony works today, and not likely to change in the short term.

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Flatland_Spider Member since:
2006-09-01

Specifically you need a Windows server license to run BESX. If I could run BESX on RHEL or CentOS, I would have a BESX server and a Blackberry right now.

I investigated setting up a BESX server for the Blackberry users in the company, but we're not going to buy a Win Serv license when we're already paying for the Active Sync feature in Zimbra.

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