ITCenter's Mobilizador 5G Project: Pioneering 5G Advancements in Portugal

July 24, 2023

ITCenter, supported by Compete 2020, Portugal 2020, and European Union, took on the crucial mission of advancing the 5G network service in Portugal. The core objective was to conduct thorough research, develop concepts, and rigorously validate a range of specialized products within the functional domains of the 5G network, encompassing Access, Management, Control, and Security.

These carefully crafted products were designed to cater to the needs of various services and applications in the fields of IoT, such as the monitoring of power distribution networks, and broadband media, particularly video streaming. Their versatility allowed for seamless application in both B2B and B2C business models.

As the project unfolded, all the products underwent meticulous integration, rigorous validation, and compelling demonstrations within an ecosystem specifically tailored to foster new 5G services. This ecosystem provided a realistic test environment, resembling an extended university campus.

Spanning from January 2018 to December 2020, the project spanned a total of 36 months, aligning perfectly with the global implementation calendar for 5G technologies. The success of "Mobilizador" 5G greatly contributed to the advancement of 5G services in Portugal and played a significant role in the worldwide progress of 5G technology.

ITCenter receives a recognition award at IBM Ecosystem Summit 2023

June 2, 2023

ITCenter receives a recognition award at IBM Ecosystem Summit 2023

We are thrilled to announce that ITCenter has been honored with a recognition award at the renowned IBM Ecosystem Summit Portugal 2023. The event brought together leading companies in the technology sector and celebrated the exceptional achievements demonstrated by business partners within IBM's ecosystem.

The IBM Ecosystem Summit Portugal 2023, held in collaboration with Arrow ECS Portugal, provided an opportunity to unveil new programs and share the latest industry developments. Simultaneously, the event recognized the exceptional performance of commercial partners throughout the year 2022.

João Matias, our Engineering Director, proudly received on behalf of ITCenter the recognition for achieving the Gold Business Partner status.

We remain inspired and motivated to break boundaries and set new benchmarks in the industry. Our partnership with IBM continues to be a cornerstone of our success, enabling us to deliver cutting-edge solutions that address the evolving needs of our clients.

We extend our gratitude to IBM and Arrow ECS Portugal for organizing this exceptional event that celebrates excellence within the partner ecosystem. The IBM Ecosystem Summit Portugal 2023 provided an invaluable platform for knowledge-sharing and collaboration among top companies in the technology sector.

ITCenter Academy Launches New Development Course

May 26, 2023

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our “Development” course at ITCenter Academy. As a result of ITCenter’s collaboration with CESAE Digital, this course aims to provide participants with essential skills in application development, database management, and software testing.

Our training program is designed to empower you with the expertise needed to thrive in the ever-evolving field of software development. By the end of the course, you will have the opportunity to shape your career as a software programmer, mobile application developer, software analyst (QA), or systems architect, contributing to complex and internationally renowned projects.

Course Details:

Mode: Hybrid

Start: July 3rd, 2023

End: March 31st, 2024

ITCenter | Europarque | Santa Maria da Feira

To ensure a conducive learning environment and personalized attention, we are offering limited spots.

Only 20 open positions are available, so secure your place now!

Who Should Attend?

  • Individuals aged 18 and above;
  • High school graduates or technical-professional course completers;
  • Bachelor's degree holders in Computer Engineering, Mathematics, or related fields.


  • Availability to commit to the course;
  • Eagerness to learn and grow;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Ability to work effectively in a team.


  • Training grant;
  • Daily meal allowance;
  • Coverage of transportation expenses.

Study program:

  • Theoretical Component: 550 hours (7 hours per day, 5 days per week -35 hours)
  • Practical Component: 400 hours (8 hours per day, 5 days per week - 40 hours)

Don't miss this incredible opportunity to enhance your skills and embark on a rewarding career in software development

Emailing us at

Applications until June 16th

ITCenter announces a partnership with AWS

May 23, 2023

In the digital age, companies face increasing pressure to deliver high-quality services while managing costs. By leveraging the power of cloud computing, this partnership aims to help companies transform their business operations and achieve cost savings, improve network performance, and deliver better customer experiences.

The partnership between ITCenter and AWS brings together the expertise of both companies to provide seamless and efficient integration of AWS services into telco systems. With AWS's extensive global cloud infrastructure and ITCenter's expertise in telecom, the two companies are poised to make a significant impact on the industry.

As part of the partnership, ITCenter will offer a range of AWS products and services including:

  • Software and hardware products;
  • Consulting services;
  • Professional services;
  • Managed services;
  • Value-added resale AWS services.

The collaboration areas will include AWS's infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) offerings, which offer scalable solutions for computing, storage, databases, analytics, and more.

As a select certified partner of AWS, ITCenter is well-positioned to deliver high-quality services and solutions to enterprises in the IT industry.

ITCenter Bolsters Cybersecurity with Cyber Essentials Certification

April 19, 2023

ITCenter is Cyber Essentials certified since December 2022. This certification is a UK government-backed scheme that helps businesses of all sizes protect themselves against common cyber threats. Cyberattacks can come in many shapes and sizes, but the vast majority are basic in nature and carried out by relatively unskilled individuals. Cyber Essentials is an information security scheme designed to prevent these attacks.

The certification provides several benefits to organizations, including improved cybersecurity by identifying and addressing common vulnerabilities in their IT systems and networks. This helps to reduce the risk of cyber-attacks and data breaches. It also gives organizations a competitive advantage in the marketplace by demonstrating to customers, partners, and stakeholders that they take cybersecurity seriously and have implemented effective measures to protect against cyber threats.

Cyber Essentials' certification can also help organizations comply with various data protection and privacy regulations, such as GDPR, and may be a requirement for some government contracts. In addition, it is a cost-effective way for organizations to improve their cybersecurity posture, as it provides a clear framework for implementing basic security measures.

By achieving Cyber Essentials certification, organizations can rest assured that they have taken important steps to protect their business and customers from cyber threats. ITCenter's Cyber Essentials' certification demonstrates its commitment to providing secure and reliable services to its customers.

ITCenter renewed Cisco Gold Certification

April 12, 2023

ITCenter is proud to announce that we have renewed Cisco Gold Certification. This prestigious certification is a testament to our commitment to delivering innovative and reliable communications solutions to our customers.

ITCenter has always focused on delivering solutions that meet the highest industry standards. Renewed Cisco Gold Certification is an important milestone in our journey and demonstrates our expertise in designing, implementing, and supporting Cisco-based solutions.

To renew this certification, ITCenter had to meet stringent requirements in areas such as customer satisfaction, support, and engineering. The certification also requires a high level of technical expertise and knowledge of Cisco technologies.

Our Gold Integrator level and partner specializations in security, data center, advanced collaboration architecture, advanced data center architecture, advanced SP architecture, advanced security architecture, and customer experience helped us achieve this certification. These specializations demonstrate our deep knowledge of Cisco technologies and our ability to create solutions that meet the unique needs of our customers.

With this certification, ITCenter is better provided to help our customers achieve their business goals through cutting-edge communications solutions backed by industry-leading support and service. We are committed to continuing to work closely with Cisco to develop innovative solutions that meet the evolving needs of the service provider industry.

Hardware Maintenance

March 16, 2023

IT Operations are an increasingly critical part of the business. As technology has become more complex, so have the systems that support it. Today, technology departments have to ensure that the entire technological ecosystem supports the business in multiple dimensions.

We can help your company focus on your core business while maintaining a high quality of service for your operations.


Single hardware failures can interrupt your service for an indefinite time, and being offline can be damaging to your business.
Every time equipment in your data center fails, you simply place a call, and our team will promptly solve the problem.
The service includes on-site visits, labor, and parts, so there’s no additional cost for any repair.


The Service Level Agreement (SLA) is as flexible as you need it to be

You can define different levels to match the priorities attached to your equipment.


Single Point of Contact

Multiple brands and models within a data center can lead to a stressful and time-consuming task whenever something fails. By acting as your Single Point of Contact, our team takes the lead as soon as you call.


Avoid predictable failures

Our Hardware Maintenance service can be empowered with a preventive maintenance layer with addition of monitoring capabilities.

By monitoring your data center equipment:

  • Detection of pre-failure signs asap
  • Act in advance to reduce the impact on your service


We offer both support options to offer the solution that best suits your needs

Although our service is based on Third-Party Maintenance (TPM), we know the official support can at times be the better option.

That’s why we help you define which maintenance suits each equipment, so you can get a customized service that is still respectful of your interests.



Increase savings with TPM

  • Your maintenance contract savings can go up to 70% if you opt for TPM

Extend the life of your IT

  • Make the most out of your data center equipment               

"TPM contracts can offer customers 50% to 70% savings off net OEM support prices.” - Gartner, August 2019

Cyber Threat Predictions for 2023

January 23, 2023

In 2022, Fortinet made several predictions about how the threat landscape would evolve, ranging from attackers spending more effort on pre-attack activities to an increasing number of attack attempts impacting operational technology (OT).

At the beginning of 2023, Fortinet looked at how some of their predictions fared, and how they expect these threats to evolve as they plan for this year.

Fortinet predicted an increase in new vulnerabilities and more "left-hand" activity, or pre-attack reconnaissance and weaponizations, among attackers, paving the way for further escalation in the growth of Crime-as-a-Service(CaaS). And in the first half of 2022 alone, the number of new ransomware variants identified by Fortinet increased by nearly 100% compared to the previous six-month period, with the FortiGuard Labs team documenting 10,666 new ransomware variants in H1 2022, compared to just 5,400 in H2 2021.

This explosive growth in new ransomware variants is largely due to the growing popularity of RaaS on the dark web.

Like streaming media or food delivery apps, Fortinet expects cybercriminal organizations to embrace subscription-based services and purchase plug-and-play ransomware for a quick payday. To increase the pressure on victims, RaaS operators often threaten to release stolen data on the dark web if their demands aren't met.

While the number of ransomware variants introduced is skyrocketing, largely due to RaaS, ransomware payments are also on the rise. The U.S. Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) reported that organizations paid nearly $600 million for ransomware in the first half of 2021, putting the U.S. on track to surpass the combined payouts of the previous decade in a single year.

According to one survey, 72% of respondents said they have a ransom policy in place, and the procedure for 49% of them is to pay the ransom outright.

Fortinet now predicts that the CaaS market will expand significantly through 2023 and beyond, with new exploits, services, and structured programs soon to be offered to threat actors through subscription models.

Cloud Pak for Business Automation

End-to-end business automation to accelerate growth and performance
December 14, 2022

IBM Cloud Pak for Business Automation is a solution created by IBM that helps clients accelerate growth and performance with end-to-end business automation.

This solution was built to help business and IT teams to:

  • Identify opportunities for improvement
  • Apply automation to key areas for greater business impact
  • Create business applications to quickly address changing environments
  • Optimize your workforce with AI-powered end-to-end automation

Features and benefits

  • Process mining and modeling
  • RPA and digital employees
  • Operational intelligence
  • Core automation

IBM Cloud Pak for Business Automation is part of the IBM Automation platform. Tap into IBM’s shared automation services to get insight into how your processes run, visualize hotspots and bottlenecks, and use financial impact information to prioritize which issues to address first.

To learn more about IBM Cloud Pak for Business Automation, please get in touch.