11-24-2009, 04:56 PM
Join Date: Mar 2008
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You don't need BES just because you want to write a BB app that access your host database. BES provides a bunch of infrastructure for managing mail, contacts, and calendars, we well as enterprise management of a large BB device fleet.
There is no simple answer to your question: it depends on your development skills, server infrastructure, etc.
What does your server-side infrastructure look like?