Absolute Software is currently attending the Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC) 2013 in Orlando, which runs through to January 31st. If you’re at the conference, we invite you to come by Booth #407 to see the demos of our K-12 product suite. If you aren’t at the conference, we welcome you to join in our K-12 Computing discussions online @Absolutecorp or on Facebook.
Absolute Software has been providing schools and other educational organizations with solutions to enable mobile student computing for nearly two decades. 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.
The Absolute K-12 Product Suite
Our K-12 Product Suite provides comprehensive device-agnostic solutions to enable school district student computing initiatives:
- Absolute Computrace to protect school data, devices, and students with a single cloud-based console. Includes our award-winning theft management service.
- 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. Learn more here.
Absolute K-12 Success Stories
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 management processes.
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.