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KCPS Satisfies Security Fears with Absolute

By: Absolute Editorial Team | 11/12/2014

In our latest customer video, Joe Fives, Director of Technology and Information Services at Kansas City Public Schools, shares how Absolute is used to secure and manage the 25,000 devices in its 1:1 program and to provide a safer environment for students and staff.

Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS) educates over 16,700 children in their education facilities, a mix of early learning centers, elementary schools, middle schools, high schools and a technical center. The school district Information Services department manages the devices of 21,000 students and 3,700 employees, which equates to about 25,000 computers and tablets.

When first rolling out the 1:1 program at Kansas City Public Schools, there were fears over lost or stolen devices.

“When we decided to do a 1:1 laptop program for our high school students, the public had a lot of questions, because it was very expensive,” notes Joe Fives. "One of the first questions that came up from the public was, ‘What would happen if a machine was stolen or lost?’,” Joe continued.

After doing their research, Kansas City Public Schools chose Absolute to address the security concerns raised by parents. Since the launch of the 1:1 program, Kansas City Public Schools has seen the benefits of Absolute in action, from devices returned to theft prevented.

Check out the full customer video for all the details, including how Absolute prevented a theft during a car jacking.