Keep track of employees on the cheap
Google has launched a new service for enterprise consumers called Google Maps Coordinate. The service combines Google Maps with location-based services to allow managers to track mobile workers in the field. The manager can input different jobs in locations that the mobile workers need to visit as waypoints on the maps and then send the closest worker to location.
The intent of the services to allow more efficient routing of employees that are in the office. It looks like it would also be a pretty good way to keep track of your employees and be sure there were other supposed to be as well. To start with the service will cost $15 per month per user at least until September 1 of 2012. After that, the price could change.