Kiwi IT firm Mobile Mentor has won Microsoft’s 2021 Global Partner of the Year Award for Modern Endpoint Management.

The company was selected among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft’s technology, in particular for its work with the Nashville-based caregiving organisation, Alive Hospice.

The recognition comes on the back of Mobile Mentor’s work to enable Zero Touch Provisioning, a service that leverages Microsoft Intune to configure devices remotely without any manual effort. This enabled Alive Hospice’s caregivers to attend to patients virtually, safely and effectively during periods of the COVID-19 lockdown.

Dennis O'Shea Mobile Mentor
Denis O’Shea, Founder, Mobile Mentor.

“Our team at Mobile Mentor is tremendously proud of what we’ve achieved with Alive Hospice,” says Denis O’Shea, who founded Mobile Mentor in 2004 to help businesses harness the productivity of the then newly emerging category of smartphones.

The company soon grew to 250 employees mentoring over 10,000 people per month and the companies offering has evolved with a focus on end point security and support across a wide range of sectors.

“It’s humbling to know our work so profoundly impacted the lives of hundreds of vulnerable people who were isolated during the global pandemic.”

Daniel McCarthy, CEO of Mobile Mentor says that having only been a Microsoft partner for the past four years, this was a significant achievement.

“Our application of Microsoft’s technology demonstrates how socially impactful it can be to deploy modern endpoint management for our customers. The Partner of the Year Award is further acknowledgement of this and we’re extremely grateful to have won this prestigious award amongst a group of such worthy competitors.”

Microsoft New Zealand Partner Director, Matt Bostwick, says Mobile Mentor has a track record in providing service that literally saves lives. “Not only Alive Hospice, but the US Coast Guard, Mayo Clinic, Vanderbilt Health and our own New Zealand Defence Force have benefited from Mobile Mentor’s mobile device management or Zero-Touch Provisioning.

“They’re an outstanding example of a New Zealand innovator that’s supporting extremely important work and making positive change around the world.”

The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards names Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered outstanding Microsoft-based solutions during the past year. Awards were classified in various categories, with winners this year chosen from more than 4,400 nominations across more than 100 countries worldwide.

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