Absolute Software has added GPS tracking to Computrace, its mobile IT asset management suite. The program tracks lost or stolen laptops in the field to within 33 feet.

Computrace tracks laptops by sending a silent signal over the Internet to Absolute’s Monitoring Center. The resulting location can be viewed by IT managers on Google Maps.

Computrace gives IT managers the ability to:

•    Track and manage computers on the LAN or in the field;
•    Remotely delete sensitive information for regulatory compliance; Inventory all computers regardless of their location;
•    Remotely inventory software licenses; and
•    Detect hardware changes or prohibited software installations.