From PC World: An upgrade to Zenprise's mobile-phone management software will let IT administrators find lost phones, using GPS to locate the devices.
Device Manager, an add-on to the Zenprise MobileManager, initially only works on BlackBerry phones. If a worker loses a BlackBerry, an IT administrator can remotely locate the device on a Google Map.
Even if the GPS capability is turned off on the phone, an IT administrator can remotely turn it on in order to locate the phone, depending on the privacy policies that company has, said Ahmed Datoo, vice president of marketing for Zenprise.
Finding a lost phone, rather than replacing it, can save organizations money. A company can spend as much as US$4,000 when a worker loses a phone, said Chris Hazelton, an analyst at the 451 Group. He came up with that figure based on a midlevel attorney who would lose productivity without the phone, plus the time and money IT would spend to reprovision a new phone.
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