You probably know where your car is.  But where are all your company’s vehicles, and do you need to buy more?  If you don’t know that, is your vehicle manufacturer tracking it for you?  Seems like a helpful service.

“Heavy-Machinery Makers Push Tracking Tools,” Wall Street Journal, July 29, 2014 B3 

But if this is such a good thing, why do less than 20% of the customers of the heavy-machinery makers (Caterpillar, Komatsu) take advantage?

What if a software maker (or computer manufacturer) offered a free service that would tell users (or their employers) where their documents were?  Not really free, but “included.”  Is this really an add-on?

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