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Mobile Mentor


Mobile Mentor secures and supports the modern workforce

In 2004 it was really difficult to setup a smartphone.  You needed to read a manual and modify technical settings to configure email and sync your calendar.  Busy people didn’t have time for this. Yet their companies were buying them smartphones hoping to improve productivity.  Eureka.

Mobile Mentor was born to address this problem and helped, one person at a time, to unlock the full potential of their smartphone through our “mentoring” service.  We provided this service to over 1 million people and became experts in change management and balancing security and user experience in a business context.

Fast forward to 2020, the modern workforce is using laptops, tablets and smartphones with Microsoft 365 for security and productivity.  Our services have evolved to secure and support the modern workforce with a service model we call Modern Endpoint Management.


“Mobile Mentor have demonstrated a high level of technical knowledge and expertise across all aspects of their engagement with NZ Customs.  In addition, the Mobile Mentor team bought a professional, flexible and supportive approach and worked effectively with the NZ Customs team to deliver an excellent outcome.”  Brendon McMullan, Office 365 Migration Programme Manager, NZ Customs



Microsoft Gold Partner – Devices and Management 2020

TaaS Certified – 2019

APAC Partner of the Year – MobileIron 2019


“This is a huge breakthrough for us, we are thrilled and will now migrate 1,000 devices to Modern Management with Intune.  Working with Mobile Mentor has been terrific, and we are excited to move forward to the next step of our journey.” Kyle Rucker, Director of IT, Alive Hospice



Our Services are designed to be discrete and actionable steps to implementing a Modern Workplace using Microsoft 365

We deliver specific outcomes to enable modern work.  We know the key to success is to take a big problem and break it into solvable pieces.  With our packaged and managed services, you will lower costs, increase security, and delight employees.

We carry out technology, security and employee experience assessments of your ‘intelligent edge.’  We help design security and collaboration policies and solutions that delight your employees whilst keeping your organisation cyber-secure and leveraging the power of Microsoft 365.  We help provide 24×7 assistance to your in-house technical team as well as your employees through our support services.  In short, we help you deploy Microsoft 365 in a way that increases your staff satisfaction.

Avoid wondering where to start or wasting time with trial and error.

Let our certified engineers enhance your use of technology to secure and delight your employees.  Mobile Mentor is a Microsoft Gold Partner and our engineers are certified by Microsoft, Apple, and Google.

Speak to one of our solution architects today and start your journey!


“It was good to have this type of engagement with so much human engagement. We do a lot of engagements where we gather data and put it through a meat grinder. It’s nice to have the human experience.” Mark Hunter, IT Operations Manager, BaptistCare



365 Accelerator

365 Accelerator

The 365 Accelerator gives you an actionable, 3-phase plan to fully use your Microsoft 365 licenses. Working remotely is the new normal. The key to success is balancing security and employee experience. Too much security impacts productivity. Too little security impacts the entire business. The 365 Accelerator is designed to get it right the first time.

BYOD 365

BYOD 365

This service is for companies interested in starting a BYOD program for their employees or contractors. Get a formal policy created and configurations implemented in Intune to establish a secure BYOD environment. Our service respects employee and contractor privacy whilst balancing the need for corporate security.

Intune for Windows

Intune for Windows

Make the switch to modern remote device management for your Windows laptops and desktops. Our engineers will create a ‘golden profile’ which can be deployed over the air on your devices based on your current image. Manage your Windows laptops with Microsoft Intune and transform how you provision, update, secure, and manage devices.


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