VANCOUVER, CANADA: November 2, 2006 - Absolute Software Corporation, the leading provider of firmware-based, patented Computer Theft Recovery, Data Protection and Secure Asset Tracking solutions, today announced that St. John's University, one of America's leading Catholic universities, has selected Absolute's ComputracePlus computer tracking and recovery software as a core component of its student laptop program. ComputracePlus enables laptop owners to track their computer population on a daily basis - including location, software and hardware title inventories, software license compliance and user information - all from a single point of control.
St. John's, based in Queens, New York (with branch campuses in Staten Island, Manhattan and Oakdale, New York as well as Rome, Italy) is home to more than 20,000 students. As part of St. John's Academic Computing Initiative, developed to advance the use of technology in academics, the school provides incoming undergraduate students with their own Lenovo ThinkPad laptop computers. Upon graduation, the laptop is theirs to keep.
"Today, students expect universities to provide technology as part of their academic learning environment," said Joseph J. Tufano, CIO, St. John's University. "St. John's' goal is to provide a level playing field for all our students by offering quality resources and access to vital information that can be shared quickly and freely. Our laptop initiative directly supports this goal and we are proud of the University's accomplishments with this project."
Tufano added, "St. John's has made a significant investment in technology since the start of this program in 2003. The management and protection of our laptops is a top priority for us. Another concern is the data that resides on it. We selected ComputracePlus to help us safeguard our valuable equipment. Today, the software is invaluable. As an educator, I would definitely give it an 'A'."
"Laptop computers are essential learning and productivity tools that offer unlimited rewards to students as well as teachers and administrators," said John Livingston, CEO of Absolute Software. "However, they can also create unnecessary headaches and hazardous risks if they are not properly secured, tracked and inventoried. I am very pleased that Absolute Software was selected by St. John's University to help track and protect the school's laptops. This new relationship is a testament to the increased demand for effective PC tracking and recovery tools within the education sector and to the power, reliability and effectiveness of our Computrace solutions."
Absolute Software has been helping colleges, universities and K-12 education institutions track and manage their computing assets since 1993. Today, nine of the top 15 School Districts in the USA use Absolute's Computrace software solutions, as well as various colleges and universities including William Penn, Colorado Tech, Bryant, Boise State, among others.
For more information on Absolute Software and its range of Computer Theft Recovery, Data Protection and Secure Asset Tracking solutions, visit www.absolute.com.