Onsite at the Florida Educational Technology Conference Absolute
Software Demos the Value of their Product Portfolio for K12
VANCOUVER AND ORLANDO, FL, Jan. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - (FETC 2013 - Booth #407) Absolute® Software Corporation (TSX: ABT), the industry standard for persistent endpoint security,
management and service solutions for computer, tablet and smartphone
devices and data will be at Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC) 2013 in Orlando, Florida. Absolute Software has provided schools,
and other educational organizations with solutions to enable mobile
student computing for nearly two decades.
Absolute Software's award winning education product suite consists of:
Absolute Computrace® to protect school data, devices, and students
Absolute Manage to manage, configure, deploy, and enable Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android
devices, apps and content
Absolute Service to enable IT to effectively support their computing initiatives
With Absolute Software's full suite in place, our customers are able to
significantly reduce their computing risk profile, to keep their
students safe, to comply with bond requirements, to provide a seamless
and well-managed student learning experience, to efficiently and
effectively respond to incidents, and to do so with low single-vendor
costs and overheads to allow more time and budget for learning.
Computrace is used by schools across the nation to centrally track,
locate, and secure IT assets within a single cloud-based console.
Computrace includes a theft management service that allows schools to
deter theft, recover these expensive learning tools and preserve their
publically-funded budgets. This is a must-have solution for keeping
students safe when providing them with computing devices. Of the
13,000+ successful device recoveries undertaken in 2011 by Absolute
Software, the top location for theft was public schools. Through our
theft management services, we have reduced theft rates within our
customer base to below one percent, with some customers starting with
theft rates as high as nine percent. Read the Absolute Computer Theft Report for more details.
Absolute Manage for endpoint management natively supports the most
popular computing devices (Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, and Windows
Phone) within a single easy-to-use console. Leveraging the tracking
capability of Computrace, and as the only true cross-platform
management solution on the market, Absolute Manage has become a popular
solution for schools managing computers and tablet devices in a 1:1
environment so students can realize the benefits of these computing
assets. In addition, the power management capabilities allow schools to
qualify for government rebates that provide additional savings.
Absolute Service Help Desk edition provides schools with an automated and easy-to-use help desk solution
that can be accessed via the cloud or on-premise to align IT processes
with the district. Absolute Service is integrated with Absolute Manage
to provide the asset discovery that IT requires in order to efficiently
support their students. With Absolute Service in place, schools are
able to streamline their IT operations, ensure maximum up-time for
students, and to prevent and quickly resolve incidents.
Absolute Software Education Customer Highlights:
Philadelphia School District has over 100 technicians managing 1000 service and support calls a week.
In an effort to better invest their time and financial resources, they
decided to replace their existing multiple-server solution with a
single unified product - Absolute Service. With its single-click
upgrade process and reduced administration requirement, Absolute
Service allows technical staff to focus on adding value within the IT
environment, resulting in lower incident volumes and improved service
Bensalem Township School District is a K-12 district of nine schools in Bucks County, Pennsylvania
committed to providing first-class education. The school district
needed a cross-platform package to manage 1,200 Macs and 1,400 Windows
computers and chose Absolute Manage. Along with effectively managing
the computers in their deployment, the district cut their computer
energy consumption by 79 percent, saving an estimated $53,000 a year.
Detroit Public Schools relies heavily on Computrace and its accurate tracking technology -
which helped recover nearly 400 stolen laptops in the past two and a
half years, and led to prosecution of a gang that was targeting the
school district helping to make the school a safer place. Computrace
persistence technology continues to operate even if a thief attempts to
remove it from the device. This provides the Absolute Investigations
and Recovery team with a consistent connection to perform their
investigation and assist police in the recovery of the device.
Join the discussion at our FETC Booth #407 or online:
About Absolute Software
Absolute Software Corporation (TSX: ABT) is the world leader in
firmware-embedded endpoint security and management for computers and
ultra-portable devices. The Company, a leader in device security and
management tracking for more than 18 years, has over 30,000 commercial
customers worldwide. Positioned as a Visionary vendor in Gartner,
Inc.'s Magic Quadrant for Client Management Tools, Absolute's solutions
- Computrace, Absolute Manage, Absolute Service, Absolute Secure Drive,
and Computrace LoJack for Laptops - provide organizations with
actionable intelligence to prove compliance, securely manage BYOD, and
deliver comprehensive visibility and control over all of their devices
and data. The Company's Computrace persistence technology is embedded
in the firmware of computers, netbooks, and tablets by global leaders,
including Acer, ASUS, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo, Motion, Panasonic,
Samsung, and Toshiba, and the Company has reselling partnerships with
these OEMs and others, including Apple. For more information about
Absolute Software, visit www.absolute.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve
risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements relate to,
among other things, the expected performance, functionality and
availability of our services and products, and other expectations,
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"expect," "believe," and similar expressions generally identify
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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.
©2013 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 Corporation. LoJack Corporation is not
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GB2298302, and No. GB2338101. German patent No. 69512534. Australian
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SOURCE: Absolute Software Corporation
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