8,000 employees at Ford Motor Co. are giving up those old landline phones for Sprint's Ready Link service. Ford's product development unit will be the first to use the walkie-talkie style communication before the system is integrated into other divisions. As an abstract it sounds like a great way for engineers and other product folks to communicate. In the real world the story also says that the service will give more administrative capabilities to Ford to manage their company directory and includes a web portal for changes. The fact that Ford might have had these issues previously is kind of surprising. Hopefully this part of the AP story was just trying to sell Sprint and wasn't saying Ford had trouble managing their phone directory.
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