1. · IT Consulting
· Centres of Excellence
· Solutions Delivery
· Staffing Services
2. Our mission is to innovate and excel in the creation
of products and services, adopting emerging Java
technologies and solutions, that are adjusted to our
customers’ needs and contribute to modernization
and increase competitiveness.
”Linkare has consistently proved its strong commitment
to becoming one of the leading Portuguese IT solution and service
providers in EU’s competitive procurement framework. All the
major stakeholders in Brussels are currently acquainted with its
capabilities and competences, from European Commission officers
to a large group of the main players in this field, and that fact is
a clear indication that they are on the right path to success.
Economic Counsellor at the Embassy of Portugal in Brussels
& AICEP Portugal Global • Trade & Investment Agency’s Brussels
3. Paulo Zenida
Senior Java consultant
and architect, responsible
for solutions delivery
José Pedro Pereira
Senior Java consultant
and architect, responsible
for IT strategy and
Responsible for Customer Care
and Business Development
Responsible for Finance and
Administration, Legal Affairs
and Labour Relations
who we are
Founded in 2004, we are an IT company specialising in the provision of
Java services and solutions for both the private and the public sector.
“Java Excellence”is our motto and drives us towards the development
of a professional and trustworthy relationship with our customers.
Since 2010 we have extended our activities worldwide from our home
country, Portugal, to other European and also African countries.
% capital owned
% of sales
4. OUR FOUNDATIONS
STRATEGY FOR SUCCESS
Our proven expertise, excellence and innovation
are guaranteed by a skilled and specialized team,
embracing 4 critical success factors:
Talented Skilled Professionals
Rigorous recruitment process with focus on high
technical skills, proper academic background and
Mentoring and training, as well as individual/
collective knowledge sharing and professional
certifications by internationally recognised
partners and software vendors.
Facing Innovation Together
Adopting emerging solutions and technologies,
in partnership with our customers and universities
and applying them creatively to the solutions
development and services.
Specialized services in Java technologies,
geared to customers’ needs.
consultancy provided exceeded our expectations, which
Linkare is a reliable partner and is very committed.
”Koert Van Espen,
Managing Partner, Apogado
5. facing innovation together
Our team is composed of talented software
architects, consultants, developers/analysts,
testers and system administrators who are
results-oriented, responsible, capable
of integrating both internal and external
teams (partners/clients) and always willing
to share knowledge and experiences with
other team members.
SYSTEMS AND DB
e-lab & e-escola.pt
e-U ISCTE -
WHERE WE ARE
Proven experience providing IT services to
international organizations, from consulting to
staffing: Directorates-General of the European
Commission, European Parliament, European
Agencies and others.
Broad experience with project development
and service provision to public administration -
namely social security, justice, health, education,
agriculture and municipalities.
Education and health
Education is where we took our first steps through
the development of e-learning, on-line academic
service platforms and web portals. In the health
sector we have experience with on-demand
projects at regional and national level.
Translating our Java expertise into our customers’
results, in several private spheres: telecoms &
media, financial services, utilities, manufacturing,
retail and others.
”We are very pleased with the
professionalism, performance and
Java skills of Linkare’s consultants
working for CGI’s projects at European
Vice President Business Development
& Sales, CGI Belgium
”Linkare is a partner that matches our
requirements mainly by sharing identical
values in terms of business action.
This partnership has helped us provide
common successful answers.
Director, Randstad Technologies
”We were highly impressed by the
technical knowledge of the staff and the
reactivity of the management.
European Patent Office
Institute of Mozambique
facing innovation together
8. WHAT WE DO
Centres of Excellence
These services are provided by deeply knowledgeable,
highly qualified, well trained and prolific consultants
equipped with valuable reference assets (code
snippets and examples, case-studies, technical
recipes, proofs-of-concept, frameworks, reference
architectures, best practices).
.: Security, Cryptography, Digital Signature
Security specs (JAAS, JASPIC, JACC, SAML, XACML,
OAuth, OpenID, PKCS*), libraries (ZAS, Apache Shiro,
Deltaspike - CODI, PicketLink & PicketBox) and products
(CAS, EJBCA, OpenSSO, IDM), cryptography standards
implementations (JRE, BouncyCastle, JCE and JSSE,
OpenSSL), identity smart cards signature, authentication
and encryption, from and within Java technology as well as
integration with other languages/platforms.
.: Java Enterprise
To the boundaries of Java Enterprise standards and
specs, proprietary or open source alike. Servlet, JSF and
EJB in multi-modular web or enterprise, CDI extensions,
RMI/IIOP/WS/ReST interceptors and handlers, JTA
transactions control and coordination, JRE performance
tuning for Enterprise solutions, to JMX monitoring and
control, OSGI modules and JPA/JDBC/NoSQL/BigData
technologies. Deep understanding of specs
and concrete implementations gruesome details.
.: Application Lifecycle Management
Our highly resourceful and technically advanced
consultants,working alongside our customers, are able
to drive a strong momentum on any project or team.
Consultants with extensive experience and knowledge
of Java technology, together with experts from our
Centres of Excellence, can provide you with high-value
services over the 4Ds life-cycle (Discovery, Design,
Development and Delivery).
These services can be provided both on a fixed-price
or Time & Materials basis, on-site or off-site
(nearshore or offshore depending on your location).
IT Consulting Services
Applications and systems architecture, user experience
(UX) and layout design, Proofs-of-concept, assessments
and Open Source Software.
.: Training on demand
Design and delivery of Java training courses and
mentoring programmes, adapted to customers’ needs.
.: Software Quality Assurance, Audit & Testing
Over requirements, architectures, methodologies
Code review and best practices compliance.
Functional, stress, load and integration testing.
Performance, availability, scalability, fault-tolerance
and resilience analysis.
Our team’s expertise and experience, timely
communication, access to continuous integration
tools, code quality assurance and world
competitive prices make us stand out in the
marketplace and mean we are the best choice for
your EuroShore or OffShore (depending on your
location) Java Software Factory.
Custom software development
Intranet and Extranet
Mobile and desktop applications
”Linkare demonstrates a deep knowledge in
emerging market solutions and technological trends
concerning ICT, with a permanent awareness of the
application of best practices, as well as the research
and selection of the most adequate methodologies and
tools that bring more efficiency and productivity to the
Development Unit Manager, Architecture and
Development Department, Institute of Informatics,
Portuguese Social Security
Service Oriented Architecture, Enterprise Service Bus,
Enterprise Application Integration.
Maintenance and support
Based on ITSM/ITIL best practices:
- Java applications maintenance (corrective, bug fixing,
evolutive, platform upgrades and configuration)
- Infrastructure maintenance (setup, configuration
Level Support for customers’ IT staff
Open Source Software
Alongside with our experience in proprietary software we
have a large expertise with the Java Open Source Software,
namely, the development, integration and migration.
facing innovation together
We have proven experience in the provision of
high-skilled Java professionals, with a focus on
proper academic background, personal approach
and commitment to your projects, tasks and goals.
All our professionals are on our payroll, having
succeeded in a rigorous recruitment process. This
process is continuously improved to achieve quality
and time-to-market best practices.
In tandem with this, we continue to invest in training,
mentoring and in our knowledge-sharing network,
to the benefit of all our professionals and customers.
Consultant, technology expert, software system
architect, analyst-programmer, test designer, tester,
quality assurance engineer, systems and database
Our focus on Java technology, our ability to understand
your requirements, the rigorous recruitment process
and the continuous investment in our people, all
improve the integration process and the adequacy
to the “job”, avoiding future needs for replacements.
over 95% total adequacy
Excellence + =Solutions
Combining solutions and technology expertise
to speed up systems development, cut IT budgets
and improve ROI.
SOA and BPM
ETL and BI
Mobile Desktop Apps
Persistence and DB
Cloud computing (PaaS)
App Web Servers
Developed in a partnership
with the Technical
University of Lisbon, the
e-lab allows the creation
of remote laboratories,
either at the client’s or at
Linkare’s facilities (as a
service). It is compatible
with any operating system
and able to integrate with
any hardware used to
robotize and monitor
the lab’s experiments.
Accessing a real experiment via the Internet
or a local network, the user can remotely control
the parameters for that experiment and receive
its data in real time.
The user can share data with others, talk in a chat
room and watch the experiment being performed via
live video feed.
The control and remote access to the experiments
allows to safely perform experiments that may
involve dangerous materials.
e-lab allows the creation and sharing of scientific
and pedagogical multimedia contents that are truly
interactive at all levels of education.
e-lab allows integrated access, in one unique
application, to different experiments available in
one or several laboratories located in universities,
museums or science promotion centres.
Human Capital Management
We have been creating a bundle of web
applications to provide private and public
organizations with the capacity to acquire
knowledge about their human assets and
improve performance, decision-making
processes and human resources management.
It is fully developed in emerging Java
technologies and provides secure enterprise
integration capabilities, being easily extended
and integrated with other systems (LDAP, SSO,
ERPs, Open Social ...). It also provides
a responsive mobile interface based on HTML5
and CSS3 and it is Cloud ready.
You may choose use it via Software as a Service
(in our secure, hosted cloud) or install it in your
own server or private cloud.
No more Excel timesheets! Clockare allows users
to record expenses and timesheet entries on their
tasks, projects (billable/non-billable), activities,
vacation or time off.
Track your projects and activities budget, effort
and cost. Print or export real-time reports easily.
Supports multi-currency, calendar, company and
It is a Decision Support System in human resources,
for instance in recruiting, training, team project
management or performance evaluation. For
individuals, it provides a common location where
their professional career can be managed in an easy
and intuitive fashion.
”The challenges imposed by the development
of this application, completely out of the ordinary
software production, clearly demonstrate the
potential of Linkare’s professionals.
I more than recommend their work; visit their work
Professor at Technical University of Lisbon,
lead of e-lab
facing innovation together