Absolute wins International Stevie Award for Best Sales Team



    VANCOUVER, Sept. 4 /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) services has won an International Stevie(R) Award for 'Best
Sales Team' in The 2008 International Business Awards ("IBAs").
    Competition for the prestigious award included high-caliber sales
organizations such as Dow Jones, Reliance Mutual Fund and WebEx
Communications.
    "Absolute's global sales and business development teams have worked
strategically to build out the market for the company's SaaS-delivered IT
security products, so this accolade is well deserved," said Carter McCrary,
Chief Operating Officer of Absolute.
    Added McCrary, "The go-to-market team has grown our contracted subscriber
base by 110% over the last year, doubling the Company's subscriber base,
without losing sight of delivering a world-class customer experience for our
clients."
    Key to the team's success is its tight integration with Absolute's
marketing and customer service teams.
    The International Business Awards are the only global, all-encompassing
business awards program honoring great performances in business.
    "Entries in the IBAs grew 65% this year and that illustrates the
increasing importance of The International Business Awards worldwide," said
Michael Gallagher, president of The Stevie Awards, presenters of the IBAs. "We
congratulate all of the finalists and International Stevie Awards winners, and
we look forward to honoring them for their achievements at our gala awards
dinner in Dublin on September 8."
    Recipients of International Stevie Award trophies were selected from more
than 1,700 entries received from organizations and individuals in more than 30
countries. Organizations all over the world are eligible to compete in The
International Business Awards, and can enter in any of more than 40 categories
from Best Multinational Company and Best New Product to Best Corporate Social
Responsibility Program and Best Executive.
    Members of the Awards' Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors and their
staffs selected International Stevie winners from among the Finalists, which
were determined by volunteer judges around the world during two months of
preliminary judging.
    Nicknamed the Stevie(R) for the Greek word "crowned," the awards will be
presented to winners at a gala dinner on Monday, September 8, 2008 in the
Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin, Ireland.
    Complete lists of honorees and other details are available at
www.stevieawards.com/iba.

    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 firmware of computers by global
leaders, including Dell, Fujitsu, MPC, 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.

    About The Stevie Awards

    Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business
Awards, The International Business Awards, The Stevie Awards for Women in
Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring
companies of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies
recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more
about The Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com.
    Global Sponsor of The 2008 International Business Awards is Dow Jones.
Premier sponsor of the September 8 awards gala is IDA Ireland. Supporting
Sponsors include BT Conferencing and Weber Shandwick UK. National Sponsors
include the Korean Business Communicators Association and the Public Relations
Society of India. Media Sponsors include CorpComms magazine and Berlin's
JazzRadio 101.9. Localization Partner for the 2008 IBAs is Lionbridge.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks
and uncertainties, including but not limited to statements regarding the
change in size of Absolute's subscriber base; the performance of Absolute's
sales, business development and other departments; and the performance of
Absolute's products and services, among others. These forward-looking
statements relate to, among other things, the expected performance of our
services and products, 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. Other
trademarks are the property of their respective owners and licensees.
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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For further information: Public Relations: Leslie Campisi, Affect
Strategies, leslie@affectstrategies.com or (212) 398-9680 x144; Investor
Relations: Dave Mason, CFA, The Equicom Group, dmason@equicomgroup.com or
(416) 815-0700 x237

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