How many mobile devices have you lost?

Business_computer_204741One reason that big corporations give for being slow to adopt mobile devices for employees is the ease of losing the device.  I always thought they were just using that as a cop-out for adopting new technology but this statement on InformationWeek just blew me away:

Most startling stat I heard: One NewYork-based financial services firm loses one laptop per day and fivesmartphones per day in taxicabs, says John Pironti, chief informationrisk strategist for the consulting firm Getronics. A common outcome:The cab companies sell off the gear after 30 days. How that’s for riskybusiness?

If this is true their IT staff must be the most miserable in the industry.

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