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PRWeb

21.Mar.2024

New study reveals critical insights into the evolving needs and challenges of hybrid workers, emphasizing the need for businesses to adapt their security, onboarding, and support structures to enhance productivity and employee well-being.

PRWeb

05.Jul.2023

Mobile Mentor, today announced it has been named a finalist for Endpoint Management in Microsoft’s 2023 Partner of the Year Awards. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.

Sales Tech Star

15.Dec.2022

Mobile Mentor is pleased to announce their new designation as a Microsoft FastTrack Partner. FastTrack is a Microsoft program dedicated to helping customers deploy Microsoft Cloud Solutions and realize the full value of their investment in Microsoft products and services. The FastTrack services are delivered by a select group of specialist partners.

PR Newswire

15.Dec.2022

Mobile Mentor, a rapidly growing technology services company and Microsoft Partner, is pleased to announce their new designation as a Microsoft FastTrack Partner. FastTrack is a Microsoft program dedicated to helping customers deploy Microsoft Cloud Solutions and realize the full value of their investment in Microsoft products and services. The FastTrack services are delivered by a select group of specialist partners.

As a result of the partnership, Mobile Mentor has been entrusted as one of 411 international partners to advise businesses with 150 or more Microsoft licenses on best deployment and adoption practices with Microsoft 365 security solutions.

PR Newswire

23.Nov.2022

Mobile Mentor, a rapidly growing technology services company and Microsoft partner, is pleased to announce their contract award with the GSA.

GSA (General Services Administration) is the procurement and contracting vehicle for the United States Federal Government. The award allows the Mobile Mentor team to provide federal, state and local government agencies with services to modernize IT operations and improve cyber security using the latest in Microsoft security technologies.

Datamation

25.Oct.2022

Denis O’Shea, founder of Mobile Mentor, revealed that 68% of Microsoft customers are not yet leveraging conditional access policies. These policies are included in all Microsoft 365 licenses and are the centerpiece of any Zero Trust deployment. Many administrators, therefore, don’t need to pay more or add more solutions to improve network access security. They just need to turn on these features and improve the scope of their zero trust efforts.

Zipe Education

14.Aug.2022

Only 31 percent of employees use a password management tool, according to a new report. 29 percent keep it old school by jotting down their passwords in a journal, and 24 percent record them on their cellphone. The research surveyed 1,500 individuals working in the health care, education, government, and financial services sectors.

Healthcare Facilities Today

08.June.2022

Hospitals and other healthcare facilities are falling victim to cybercrimes at an alarming rate. In March 2022, more than 1 million data breaches occurred, potentially compromising the wellness and safety of patients, residents, staff and visitors. The attacks are happening so often that people are desensitized to news stories about these crimes.

Wedi

02.May.2022

WEDI Education Director Michael McNutt sits in for Matthew and chats with Denis O’Shea, founder of Mobile Mentor, a global leader in endpoint ecosystem, helping clients navigate the right balance between security and employee experience. The pandemic has changed the landscape and ushered in a new level of remote working. The two discuss the changes in remote working over the past 2 years, how it has affected healthcare data security and how the industry’s youngest employees, Generation Z, may hold the secret to how employers need to evolve their policies on privacy and security.

Datamation

25.Apr.2022

Enterprise mobility management (EMM) is all about how users, applications, content management and data security are combined.

EMM simplifies device management, configuration, enrollment, distribution of apps and documents, and facilitates collaboration.

Gov Tech Review

14.April.22

A study into highly regulated high-risk industries, including government, education, healthcare and finance, presents a look at the tradeoffs between security and employee experience.

Reseller News

08.Apr.22

Mirroring the entire Kiwi ecosystem, 125 finalists (116 individuals and 9 companies) make the shortlist from a pool of over 60 organisations and more than 160 nominations, spanning partner, telco, vendor and distributor businesses.

Benefits Pro

08.Apr.22

The Endpoint Ecosystem study explores how employees perceive privacy, security, productivity and personal well-being in the finance industry. Researchers define the endpoint ecosystem as the combination of all devices, applications and tools, plus the employee’s experience using them. The goal of the study is to educate and inform employers how to prevent security breaches.

Credit Union Times

08.Apr.22

The Endpoint Ecosystem study explores how employees perceive privacy, security, productivity and personal well-being in the finance industry. Researchers define the endpoint ecosystem as the combination of all devices, applications and tools, plus the employee’s experience using them. The goal of the study is to educate and inform employers how to prevent security breaches.

Healthcare Facilities Today

05.Apr.22

While healthcare facilities managers are making the right moves to better protect patient data, employee behaviors could risk exposure.

Busy Continent

02.Apr.22

The balance between data security and employee experience has always been challenging but the pandemic, remote work, and cyber-attacks has taken the importance to a new level.

According to a new study, 44% of government employees use work devices for personal use and 60% use personal devices for work use. Government agencies not only have a BYO device issue, but passwords are not properly secured and Shadow IT is out of control.

KnowBe4

30.Mar.22

A new report suggests that everything from endpoints, to passwords, to training, to security policies, to a lack of awareness is all contributing to much higher risk of cyberattack.

Talent Culture

25.Mar.22

Over the past 24 months, IT teams have been burdened with many unprecedented challenges. Most notably, a rising number of security concerns. But enhancing security shouldn’t come at the expense of efficiency or employee experience.

Health Tech

24.Mar.22

The healthcare industry has better password hygiene than other industries studied but it is still very poor. More than 35 percent of employees say security policies restrict the way they work. The study examines how employees perceive privacy, productivity, and personal well-being in the modern workplace. Sixty-four percent of healthcare workers believe they will get fired for a data breach. One-third of healthcare employees believe they have not been adequately trained to protect company data. Almost all healthcare workers use personal devices but only 51 percent have BYOD securely enabled.

Umbrellar Connect

21.Mar.22

The domain model was designed for desktop computers and local data centres. Employees use laptops on the go and email using personal smartphones. It’s easy to see how the domain model is no longer fit for purpose. Microsoft has developed a cloud-first operating model, termed as Modern Endpoint Management.

The Influential Personal Brand Podcast

18.Mar.22

In the conversation, Denis describes the challenge that companies currently face in attempting to create a robust security system, while also ensuring a seamless employee experience, and what can be done about it.

Plan Advisor

15.Mar.22

A new study shows that most people working in regulatorily sensitive industries such as financial services are aware of the importance of cybersecurity and privacy policies, but employers should still shape their communications to include more practical tips.

Channel Asia

14.Mar.22

Macquarie is working with specialist mobile partner Mobile Mentor on a proof-of-concept (POC) trial rolling out 200 tablets to Kelsian Group buses. The tablets track GPS position and communicates back to the operations centre, with the real-time data used to keep buses on schedule.

Busy Continent

14.Mar.22

The pandemic forced a digital transformation like never before, making the balancing act between security and employee experience more important than ever. While the financial industry fairs better at endpoint security than other industries studied, there are significant gaps between employers’ preventative actions and employees’ actual behaviors.

Umbrellar Connect

14.Mar.22

In our complex world of hybrid work and BYO technology, how do organisations maintain security? Mobile Mentor’s CEO Daniel McCarthy and Head of Sales, NZ Jared Pedersen discuss with Nadia Phillips (Umbrellar Head of Marketing and Operations) how the pandemic has accelerated the practice of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) when onboarding new employees and how working from home has presented major challenges to keeping business data secure.

FinTech

11.Mar.22

Tech giants are increasing cybersecurity measures against potential cyberattacks in light of continued global instability caused by the war between Russia and Ukraine. Google has announced the acquisition of leading cybersecurity company Mandiant for US$5.4bn, their second-biggest-ever cybersecurity acquisition.

Intel Embracing Digital Transformation

10.Mar.22

Darren Pulsipher, Chief Solution Architect, Intel, Denis O’Shea, founder of Mobile Mentor about his experience, research, and advice in onboarding remote workers, especially Gen Z workers.

iHeart Radio – The Art of Improvement

07.Mar.22

Mobile Mentor is a global leader in the endpoint ecosystem, helping clients to navigate the right balance between security and employee experience. The company was named Microsoft’s 2021 Global Partner of the year for Modern Endpoint Management primarily for their work helping Alive Hospice safely treat patients during COVID 19.

HIPPA – Journal

03.Mar.22

The human aspect of cybersecurity is often one of the weakest links in the security chain. Risky employee behaviors need to be eradicated and the workforce needs to be trained to be more security-aware. The pandemic has led to the workforce becoming much more distributed and employers have had difficulty adapting security policies. 41% of respondents said their employers’ security policies restricted the way they work. Shadow IT – apps and services that have not been authorized by the IT department – is out of control.

Nashville Business Journal

03.Mar.22

The finalists for the 2022 Best in Business Awards were announced earlier this month. Nominees submitted questionnaires, and a panel of judges scored each company’s culture, business plan and more. The highest-scoring companies made the cut for this year’s awards.

The Tech Talks Daily Podcast

02.Mar.22

Denis O’Shea joins me on Tech Talks Daily in a discussion about securing remote workers using their personal devices. We also talk about balancing security with employee experience, and he shares a few tips around running a paper-less, server-less, password-less business. Finally, I learn more about the story behind Mobile Mentor.

Umbrellar Connect

01.Mar.2022

Mobile Mentor is a global leader in the endpoint ecosystem and Microsoft’s 2021 Partner of the Year. According to Reuters, cybercrime has risen by 500% since the start of the pandemic. An estimated 4,000 companies worldwide are falling victim to ransomware attacks every day.

HEALTH IT SECURITY

01.Mar.2022

More than a third of respondents admitted to finding ways to work around their organization’s security policies. 72 percent of respondents reported valuing their personal privacy over company security. Only 31 percent said that their organizations had a secure BYOD program for employees’ personal devices. The healthcare industry especially cannot afford daily data breaches that cause patient care disruptions, protected health information (PHI) exposure, and costly recovery efforts. A recent study found that the cybersecurity workforce struggled with workforce gaps and extensive burnout accelerated by the Log4j vulnerabilities.

Inc.

28. Feb.22

Only 31 percent of U.S. employees use password management tools, according to a new report. Workers are using other methods to keep track of their passwords. The research surveyed 1,500 individuals working across healthcare, education, government or financial services sectors in the United States and Australia. The word “password” is one of the most popular passwords among all industries. Some small and mid-sized businesses store passwords in unprotected Word and Excel documents. Employers should either go password-less and pursue other authentication measures or provide workers with a password management tool.

Umbrellar Connect

25. Feb.22

Intune APP provides a secure, encrypted sandbox for enterprise data on a personal device. Access to these apps is only accessible via an Azure Active Directory (AAD) account. Microsoft Apps for Enterprise suite including Outlook, Teams, Office and Edge use Intune APP. Intune APP can be used to protect data stored in Microsoft apps on a personal device. It can block access to Office 365 data if compliance requirements are not met (e.g., encryption, patching level, authentication – including MFA). Mobile Threat Management add-ons can identify what apps are being leveraged using Intune APP.

21st Century Entrepreneurship

23.Feb.22

Denis O’Shea launched Mobile Mentor in New Zealand in 2004. Since then, the company has assisted over 1 million individuals in being more secure and productive with their laptops, tablets, smartphones, and apps. As a worldwide leader in the endpoint environment, the company was named Microsoft’s 2021 Global Partner of the year for Modern Endpoint Management. When it comes to consumers, business development, execution, quality assurance and recommendations for businesses, I also spoke with company CEO Daniel McCarthy, sales manager for New Zealand Jared Pedersen, and VP of products and innovation Shane Sloan.

MSSP Alert

22.Feb.22

Employees have too many passwords and their passwords are a huge liability. On-boarding of new employees is “inefficient,” and Shadow IT is “out of control” 72 percent of employees value their personal privacy over company security. Only 31 percent use a password management tool. Employees are routinely using unapproved apps (Shadow IT) for work activities that may contain sensitive data. It takes an average of three days to get a new employee fully set up on their devices. Only 43 percent of personal devices are securely enabled, according to research from Mobile Mentor.

HELP NET SECURITY

22.Feb.22

36 percent of employees find ways to work around security policies, and 72 percent value their personal privacy over company security. Mobile Mentor study examines the endpoint ecosystem as the key to understand how employees perceive privacy, productivity, and personal well-being in the modern workplace. Employees are routinely using unapproved apps for work activities that may contain sensitive data. Sixty-four percent of employees use a personal device for work but only 43 percent of those devices are securely enabled. It takes an average of 3 days to get a new employee fully set-up on their devices.

HR TECH SERIES

17.Feb.22

Since the start of the pandemic, the modern workforce has become increasingly distributed, while employers have not been able to keep up with the changes in the way employees work. As a result, many high-risk activities and human behaviors continue to occur at the front line. According to a new study, 36 percent of employees admit to finding ways to work around security policies, and 72 percent value their personal privacy over company security. The study also proves that password hygiene among employees is risky, onboarding of new employees is inefficient, and Shadow IT is out of control.

Education IT Reporter

12.Feb.22

When COVID-19 hit, schools started supplying their students and educators with devices. This generated a new set of challenges related to the management and security of devices. IT teams struggled to effectively manage the flood of new devices due to lack of time, resources, or both. Modern Device Management (MDM) tools and practices can help alleviate inventory management challenges. Microsoft Intune is the preferred platform for managing all your Windows, Apple and Android devices.

Leadership is Changing

14.Dec.21

How do you lead people you never met? Interview with Denis O’Shea, founder and chairman of Mobile Mentor. Denis talks about the importance of authenticity in your relationship with remote workers. How to keep things fresh and overcome “Zoom Fatigue”.

Reseller News

06.Dec.21

Given lockdown restrictions in Auckland, the awards were celebrated without a physical event. Fusion5 won New Zealand partner of the year for building a software-as-a-service (SaaS) product for HR and payroll, and for its ambitious plans to digitally transform 90 per cent of New Zealand’s universities.

NZ Herald Co

06.Dec.2021

Microsoft Partner awards show how tech companies have been changing our lives. A world-first operating model which speeds up the claims process for those affected by natural disasters is one of the big winners. PwC New Zealand was awarded the Data & AI Award for helping bring together eight major insurers with the Earthquake Commission.

Healthcare Business Today

30.Nov.21

Data was relayed on an unsecure app on an unmanaged personal device. Many hospitals and clinics have done the leg work to put secure clinical communications apps in place, but solutions simply aren’t being adopted. Most physicians use a personal device for both professional and personal communication. In many cases, these personal devices are not managed and not secured. It’s important that we, as IT professionals, recognize personal devices as work devices. The risks of work use on personal devices must be clearly communicated to Physicians.

NBR NZ

29. Nov. 21

Small Business Series: Covid has a turbocharged need for secure, mobile work options. Denis O’Shea explains why in this interview with the National Business Review.

RESELLERNEWS

09.Nov.21

Mobile Mentor has been announced as a finalist for Microsoft’s 2021 New Zealand partner of the year award. The finalists faced a whole new set of challenges in 2021, the company said, and were chosen for their ability to empower customers through the use of Microsoft technology.

iTWire

06.Oct.21

Glen Stonehouse joins Mobile Mentor as head of sales in Australia. He joins the company from Delv, where he served as national sales manager. Stonehouse brings more than 25 years of experience in IT sales and operations to mobile-tech services firm.

Kea

06.Oct. 21

In 2004 Mobile Mentor was founded to unlock the massive potential of the smartphone in business. The company launched a one-to-one mentoring service to empower busy people to use their device as a personal productivity tool. Over the past 15 years Mobile Mentor has evolved but the purpose has remained the same – to empower people to achieve more.

Pulse It

05. Oct. 21

When the relentless Delta variant made its way through New Zealand’s defences in August, the Prime Minister locked down the country without a second to spare. We had been here before, so Kiwis were ready to fall back into working remotely – or so we like to think.

ARN

05.Oct.21

Mobile Mentor appoints Glen Stonehouse as its new head of sales in Australia. Stonehouse has more than 25 years experience in sales and operations in the IT space. He will be based in Brisbane and assume responsibility for the Australian arm of the New Zealand headquartered-business.

Stuff

17.Sept.21

Denis O’Shea is the founder of Mobile Mentor, an IT firm specialising in device management and security for remote workers. After the global financial crisis, he was forced to drastically alter his business.

NZ Business

16. Sept.21

Denis O’Shea shares how the 2007 GFC crisis helped him refocus and pivot his business. Every crisis has lessons – if you’re willing to seek them out. And he offers some tips to help you refocus your business in the same way.

IT Brief Australia

09.Sept.21

Mobile Mentor has been awarded a Microsoft Partner of the Year Award for modern endpoint management. The company specialises in empowering remote workers and helping people be more productive. Mobile Mentor’s success has been to move with the technology as it changes, says managing director Randall Cameron. Mobile Mentor’s David Cameron explains how Modern Device Management was born in the wake of Windows 10. How do you manage your mobile devices with Windows 10?

M2 Summit

09.Sept.21

Back in 2004, you would be at the cutting edge of mobile phone coolness if you were rocking a Motorola RAZR or a Nokia 7610. While these might hold some retro value today, they were basic as far as today’s mobile phone tech benchmarks might go. And while iPhone and Android were still a few years off and people weren’t really doing much other than make calls, text, or play snake with them, one Kiwi visionary saw the future enterprise potential that mobile phones would bring.

Digital Debrief

08.Sept.21

Mobile Mentor speaks with Digital Debrief about their Alive Hospice Project. Mobile Mentor worked with the Nashville-based caregiving organisation, Alive Hospice, to enable what they call Zero Touch Provisioning – a service that enabled the hospice team to configure devices remotely without any manual effort. This enabled caregivers to attend to patients virtually, safely and effectively during various COVID-19 lockdowns.

Microsoft News

25.Aug.21

The organization’s Henry Hooker Alive Connect telehospice program, launched in 2017, provides tablets to all of its patients so hospice workers can see them in real time over video calls. Ninety percent of Alive’s patients are at home, many in remote areas, and the program provides immediate care without having to wait for a nurse to arrive.

IT Brief New Zealand

24.Aug.21

Mobile Mentor’s Modern Work Assessment analyses endpoint security and employee experience. The report identifies gaps and helps organisations understand their strengths and weaknesses.

Main Street Nashville

21.Aug.21

Stuart Cooper joins Mobile Mentor as Sales Manager. Cooper has more than 20 years experience in sales and operations, including nearly a decade selling IT services. The 16-year-old technology company opened their US office three years ago.

NZ Entrepreneur

04.Aug. 21

Mobile Mentor has won Microsoft’s Partner of the Year award. Mobile Mentor was selected for its work with the Nashville-based caregiving organisation, Alive Hospice. The company leverages Microsoft Intune to configure devices remotely without any manual effort. This enabled caregivers to attend to patients virtually during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Channel Life
New Zealand

28.Jul.21

Mobile Mentor was named the global 2021 Microsoft Partner of the Year for Modern Endpoint Management. The award recognised Mobile Mentor’s work with United States-based end-of-life care provider Alive Hospice. Recognition shows that device management is a must-have, not a nice-to-have.

Hinz

19. Jul. 21

Mobile Mentor has taken out Microsoft’s 2021 Global Partner of the Year Award for Modern Endpoint Management, with its excellence in endpoint security and employee experience highlighted by their work in the healthcare sector.

Nashville Medical News

15.Jul.21

Mobile Mentor wins the 2021 Global Partner of the Year Award for Modern Endpoint Management. Awards were classified in 56 categories, with the winners chosen from more than 4,400 submitted nominations from 100 countries.

Vozy NZ

14.Jul.21

Mobile Mentor has won Microsoft’s 2021 Global Partner of the Year Award. Mobile Mentor was awarded for providing outstanding solutions and services in Modern Endpoint Management. Awards were classified in various categories, with winners chosen from more than 4,400 nominations across more than 100 countries.

Reseller News – Kiwi

14.Jul.21

Auckland-based Mobile Mentor has collected the global partner of the year award from IT giant Microsoft for modern endpoint management. The company’s work with Nashville-based caregiving organisation, Alive Hospice, helped secure the safety of patients and staff during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Channel Life

14.Jul.21

Mobile Mentor wins Microsoft’s 2021 Global Partner of the Year Award. The remote workforce solutions company was selected among a global pool of partners. Mobile Mentor worked with Nashville-based caregiving organisation, Alive Hospice. Awards were classified in various categories, with winners chosen from more than 4,400 nominations.

Scoop News

14.Jul.21

Mobile Mentor has won Microsoft’s 2021 Global Partner of the Year Award for Modern Endpoint Management. The company was selected for its work with Nashville-based caregiving organisation, Alive Hospice. This enabled caregivers to attend to patients virtually, safely and effectively during periods of COVID-19 lockdown.

Yahoo Finance

13.Jul.21

Mobile Mentor wins the 2021 Global Partner of the Year Award for Modern Endpoint Management. Awards were classified in 56 categories, with the winners chosen from more than 4,400 submitted nominations.

Business Wire

13.Jul.21

Mobile Mentor wins Microsoft Partner of the Year award for their work with Nashville-based caregiving organization, Alive Hospice. Award recognizes Microsoft partners that have delivered outstanding Microsoft-based solutions.

ARN

09.Jul.21

Microsoft has named its top performing partners for 2021. The tech giant’s Global Inspire Partner Awards recognise excellence in partnering with Microsoft customers around the world, both at home and abroad.

Channel Life

28.Apr.21

Mobile Mentor was named the global 2021 Microsoft Partner of the Year for Modern Endpoint Management. The award recognised Mobile Mentor’s work with United States-based end-of-life care provider Alive Hospice.

Business Facilities

18.Apr.21

Mobile Mentor, Inc. locates its first U.S. facility in Nashville, Tennessee. The mobile solutions company plans to create 110 new jobs and invest approximately $2 million. Mobile Mentor will focus solely on health care in Nashville for the first few years.

IT Brief

08.Mar.21

Microsoft Intune is a cloud-based approach to device management for Windows 10 devices. 91% of companies lowered their device management costs after switching to Intune. IT teams can focus on innovation instead of keeping the lights on.

IT Brief

08.Mar.21

Mobile device management is an altogether different beast from what it once was. These days it’s not about synching cords, it’s about over-the-air updates to tens of thousands of devices. The importance of mobile device management reached new heights as people started working from home. Every company device – no matter whether it’s Apple’s iOS or macOS, Google’s Android or Microsoft’s Windows 10 – must be managed remotely. MDM has become domainless – everything can now be done remotely.

IT Brief AU

08.Mar.21

In the wake of the recent financial crisis, organisations are adapting to a new way of empowering employees. Modern Device Management (MDM) is a cornerstone of enterprise-grade endpoint security. MDM technology moves device management into the cloud and away from on-premise security.

Microsoft

10.Dec.20

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, Alive deployed devices to care workers, chaplains, and staff to ensure business continuity and uninterrupted care. At-risk patients were supported remotely via tele-hospice devices shipped to them and managed remotely.

HIMSS TENNESE CHAPTER

08.Dec.20

Alive Hospice has deployed hundreds of ‘Tele-Hospice’ iPads to patients who prefer to receive palliative care in their own home. Care workers can video call with their patients over an app specifically designed by Alive Hospice. The tele-hospice iPads have been a wonderful innovation for patients.

IT Brief

29.Apr.20

Mobile Mentor’s BYOD 365 solution secures company data from Microsoft 365 on personal mobile devices. Over a billion people working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mobile Mentor has received Microsoft Gold Accreditation, meaning it can be sold through Microsoft’s service catalogue.

IT Brief

29.Apr.20

Mobile Mentor was recently certified a Microsoft Gold Partner and ‘Co-Sell Ready’ ZTP means that companies can order and ship laptops direct to employees’ homes. Mobile Mentor uses a three-step zero-touch provisioning process: Design, implement, and demonstrate and deliver.

IT Brief

29.Apr.20

The New Zealand Government has granted Mobile Mentor Security Certification for its Mobile Device Security and Threat Management services. TaaS is the official government procurement panel for technology services. This certification is particularly timely, given the government’s focus on improving data security.

IT Brief

02.Jun.19

The New Zealand Government has granted Mobile Mentor Security Certification for its Mobile Device Security and Threat Management services. TaaS is the official government procurement panel for technology services. This certification is particularly timely, given the government’s focus on improving data security.

IT Brief