Swedish local authority cuts school laptop theft by 85% with Absolute Software

One of Kristinehamns Kommun’s roles is to provide Integrated Computer Technology (ICT) services to schools. In 2010, the authority launched an IT programme to provide every senior school student and teacher with a laptop to enhance learning. These devices are used for school work, information research and communicating with staff and other students. The aim was to provide students with a computer for their senior school life and allow them to use the device outside as well as inside school. But the benefits and unrestricted mobile use of laptops presented Kristinehamns Kommun with a security problem.