IT | Security

Charles County Public Schools Curbs Theft, Improves Efficiency

By: Absolute Team | 3/27/2013

Charles County Public Schools, located in Washington, DC, is one of the fastest growing school systems in Maryland with nearly 27,000 children in 21 elementary schools, 8 middle schools, 6 high schools and 4 educational centers. Committed to the use of technology in the classroom, the district has over 14,000 desktops, laptops and mobile devices under its care.

As a growing school district, Charles County Public Schools is constantly expanding their inventory of computers. With over 14,000 desktops, laptops and mobile devices under its care, devices were hard to track and detailed hardware and software inventories were next to impossible to produce given the overwhelming workload of IT. When a few laptops went missing, Charles County Public Schools became worried. They chose Absolute to solve their laptop theft challenge and simplify inventory tracking.

“We wanted to see if there was a pattern to the thefts. So, we installed Absolute and waited. One laptop went missing, and then a second, but we didn’t go public with it. Then, after the third went missing, we made an announcement. Some interesting operations went down during the laptop recoveries, it was like CSI,” recalls Bijaya Devkota
Chief Information Officer at Charles County Public Schools.

To find out how Charles County Public Schools uses our products, including some testimonial insight into how they were able to curb ongoing theft issues, check out the case study here. For more on our services for K-12 Education, including additional case studies from our clients, visit here.