Absolute Selected for CDW Sapphire Partner Program



    CDW Sapphire Partners Offer Customers Ready Access to Breakout
    Technologies and Solutions

    VANCOUVER, July 30 /CNW/ - Absolute(R) Software Corporation ("Absolute"
or the "Company") (TSX: ABT), the leading provider of firmware-based,
patented, Computer Theft Recovery, Data Protection and Secure Asset
Tracking (TM) solutions announced today that Absolute has been selected by CDW
Corporation, a leading provider of technology products and services to
business, government and education, as a member of its Sapphire Partner
Program. The program offers a proactive approach to embracing breakout
technologies and the companies that offer them.
    "The Sapphire Partner Program underscores CDW's commitment to work with
market players that are shaping the technology landscape," said Matt Troka,
CDW Vice President of Partner and Product Management. "Our customers look to
us to deliver solutions for the management and security of their mobile
computing devices and we are delighted to include Absolute in our portfolio of
offerings. We look forward to working more closely with Absolute as the
company continues to address a growing market need and refine its solutions."
    CDW designed the Sapphire Partner Program to increase customer access to
industry players that represent emerging trends in the technology marketplace,
allowing CDW to stay ahead of product life cycles and meet customer needs as
innovative products and services reach maturity. Companies designated as CDW
Sapphire Partners work closely with CDW account managers and technology
specialists to provide information, advice and support for products and
solutions of increasing interest to CDW customers.
    CDW is a reseller of Absolute's Computrace product suite, a set of
software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions that offer post-theft computer
recovery, remote data delete, off-the-network IT asset management, and a
$1,000 Service Guarantee on select products.(*) The Computrace suite delivers
comprehensive management for organizational notebook computers and provides
assistance in the growing areas of regulatory compliance, data breach
prevention and data breach mitigation. For consumers, Absolute also offers
Computrace LoJack(R) for Laptops, a theft recovery and identity protection
solution delivering corporate-calibre technology and services to individual
computer owners.
    "As market demand for proven computer theft recovery, data protection and
the remote management of mobile computers grows, we look forward working
closely with CDW to meet the needs of our shared customers," said John
Livingston, Chairman and CEO of Absolute. "Selection to the Sapphire Partner
Program highlights the fact that industry leaders continue to look to Absolute
as a trailblazer and industry leader."
    For the current list of CDW's Sapphire Partners visit
http://newsroom.cdw.com/sapphire.pdf.
    (*) For Service Guarantee details, refer to
http://www.absolute.com/service_agreement.pdf.

    About Absolute Software

    Absolute Software Corporation (TSX: ABT) is the leader in Computer Theft
Recovery, Data Protection and Secure Asset Tracking(TM) solutions. Absolute
Software provides organizations and consumers with solutions in the areas of
regulatory compliance, data protection and theft recovery. The Company's
Computrace(R) software is embedded in the BIOS of computers by global leaders,
including Dell, Fujitsu, Gateway, General Dynamics Itronix, HP, Lenovo,
Motion, Panasonic and Toshiba, and the Company has reselling partnerships with
these OEMs and others, including Apple. For more information about Absolute
Software and Computrace, visit www.absolute.com.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks
and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements relate to, among other
things, the expected performance of our services and products, possible
guarantee payment eligibility, and other expectations, intentions and plans
contained in this press release that are not historical fact. When used in
this press release, the words "plan," "expect," "believe," and similar
expressions generally identify forward-looking statements. These statements
reflect our current expectations. They are subject to a number of risks and
uncertainties, including, but not limited to, changes in technology and
general market conditions. In light of the many risks and uncertainties you
should understand that we cannot assure you that the forward-looking
statements contained in this press release will be realized.

    (C)2008 Absolute Software Corporation. All rights reserved. Computrace
and Absolute are registered trademarks of Absolute Software Corporation.
LoJack is a registered trademark of LoJack Corporation, used under license by
Absolute Software Corp. LoJack Corporation is not responsible for any content
herein. Computrace U.S. patents No. 5,715,174, No. 5,764,892, No. 5,802,280,
No. 5,896,497, No. 6,244,758, No. 6,269,392, No. 6,300,863, and No. 6,507,914.
Canadian patents No. 2,284,806 and No. 2,205,370. U.K. patents No. EP793823
and No. GB2338101. German patent No. 695 125 34.6-08. Australian patent
No. 699045.

    The Toronto Stock Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved of the
    information contained in this news release.

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(416) 815-0700 x237

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