September 15, 2006
St John’s University announced today a new partnership with
Absolute® Software to utilize its newest product ComputracePlus, a
software solution to help manage the return of its loaner
St. John’s, based in Queens, New York (with branch campuses in
Staten Island, Manhattan and Oakdale N.Y. as well as Rome, Italy)
is home to more than 20,000 students and gives incoming freshman
their own laptops upon acceptance to the university. During the
four years of St. John’s laptop program some minor problems have
occurred concerning delinquent returns as well as equipment being
lost or stolen.
Absolute’s ComputracePlus has features that will benefit St.
John’s and its students.
- Track the location of laptops
- Protect sensitive or confidential information on the laptops
when lost or stolen
- Help the University and its students locate and recover lost or
“As St. John’s starts its fourth year of issuing Thinkpad®
laptops to undergraduates, ComputracePlus will aid in the
management of these assets. This software will help us
safeguard the University’s investment in technology.” said Joseph
J. Tufano, Chief Information Officer, Information Technology at St.
Absolute Software’s ComputracePlus technology enables users to
track their computer population on a daily basis – including
location, software and hardware title inventories, software
compliance and user information – from a single point of
“Laptops are an essential learning tool and can offer unlimited
rewards in terms of access to information and an ever expanding
body of knowledge,” said John Livingston, CEO of Absolute Software.
“However, they can also cause unnecessary headaches if they are not
properly tracked, secured and inventoried. I am pleased that
Absolute Software was able to assist St John’s University in
securing their innovative laptop program and helping them track
their valuable IT assets. We look forward to a long and
rewarding partnership with St John’s.”
For more information contact Dominic Scianna, Director of Media
Relations, St. John’s University at (718) 990-6185 or e-mail
inquiries to email@example.com.