Originally Posted by rambo47
You need a data plan for each BlackBerry, either BIS (individual non-corporate users, like home users) or BES (Enterprise Server, run by corporations to provide employees with a data connection). With a BlackBerry data plan you do not need the Desktop Manager and Redirector to get your mail. DM + Redirector is a lousy solution, born at a time when there was no decent solutions for home users. It's flakey, plagued with issues, and is a kludge of a solution in general.
So how does BIS work, is that an alternative to using BES on a server to get exchange synced to our black berry phones? We are in a corporate environment and we manage 7 black berries currently, and we are trying to decide between having our users use dektop manager to sync exchange mail, or setting up BES express on our server(we currently have BES professional which is no longer supported). The reason we are thinking about making our Black Berry users use desktop manager is because we don't want to install another server if we don't have to.
Will desktop manager push exchange email wireless, or do you need to plug the black berry in through usb in order to sync exchange mail?
BTW, we have data plans on these phones.