MCHENRY, Ill., and VANCOUVER, Canada – July 15, 2013 – Loss of expensive technology tools can be a thing of the past for K-12 districts that use the new bundle package presented by Follett and Absolute Software Corporation (TSX: ABT), the industry standard for persistent endpoint security and management solutions for computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones.
The new asset management solution allows K-12 districts to efficiently track, manage and secure all their valuable computers and mobile devices, and effectively support critical 1-to-1 student computer initiatives.By providing Follett's Destiny Asset Manager and Absolute Software's Absolute Manage for the first time in an exclusive bundle package, the two companies are offering a powerful combination – Destiny Asset Manager IT powered by Absolute – that provides full accountability and cost-effective management over a large number of devices across a district's digital learning environment.
Follett is the largest provider of educational materials and technology solutions to pre K-12 libraries, classrooms, learning centers and school districts in the United States. Absolute Software has been providing schools and other educational organizations with solutions to enable mobile student computing for two decades.
"We are very excited to be working with Absolute Software," said Bruce Hamilton, program director at Follett. "Absolute Software has an excellent reputation for device management and complements our Destiny Asset Manager product. No other device management system handles the multitude of device types and operating systems from a single console like Absolute Manage. Coupled with the accountability and other management features that Destiny Asset Manager provides, it is a perfect fit and will benefit any school."
"We are thrilled to partner with Follett to provide K-12 schools with the Destiny Asset Manager and Absolute Manage bundle," said Abigail Maines, vice president business development at Absolute Software. "Together we are providing schools with the technology to securely manage all devices in their deployment while streamlining reporting processes."
To learn more about Destiny Asset Manager IT powered by Absolute, call 800.323.3397 (or 815.344.8700 outside the U.S. and Canada) or visit www.follettsoftware.com/school-district-asset-tracking-software.
About Follett School and Library Group
Follett (www.follettlearning.com) is the largest provider of educational materials and technology solutions to PreK-12 libraries, classrooms, learning centers and school districts in the United States, and a major supplier to educational institutions worldwide. Follett distributes books, reference materials, digital resources, eBooks and audiovisual materials, as well as pre-owned textbooks. Follett also is one of the leading providers of integrated educational technology for the management of physical and digital assets, the tracking, storing and analyzing of academic data, and digital learning environment tools for the classroom focusing on student achievement.
About Absolute Software
Absolute Software Corporation (TSX: ABT) is the industry standard in persistent endpoint security and management for computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones. The Company, a leader in device security and management tracking for more than 20 years, has over 30,000 commercial customers worldwide. 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. Absolute is positioned on two Gartner, Inc. Magic Quadrants - the Magic Quadrant for Client Management Tools and the Magic Quadrant for Mobile Device Management Software. Absolute is one of only four vendors to be recognized on both Magic Quadrants based on providing customers with the ability to secure and manage many different types of devices using a single solution. Absolute persistence technology is embedded in the firmware of computers, netbooks, tablets and smartphones 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.