Some companies give their employees a smart phone to allow them to maintain contact at all times. And then others will soon be handed over a device of an entirely different order that will allow employers to track their staffers' whereabouts.
As was first reported by the 4SquareMedia website Smarthouse, the Australian telecommunications firm Telstra has teamed with GPS service provider Navman Wireless to make available a tracking device to be placed in company automobiles. The service, which looks like many products that the drivers install in their car to find directions, costs $38.50 a month. Once hooked up in a vehicle, it can sync with an office network to provide directional information.