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Connection of all institutions involved

Digitisation of the state system
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We combine three key skills for the success of IT projects in e-government under one roof:

- Conceptual skills with expertise in the specific project topic and related areas
- Solid knowledge of decision-making and procurement procedures in the public sector
- Implementation skills in terms of methodology and technology.

Together with you, we can drive complex projects forward and solve challenging problems.

Our customers

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Capability 1: Applicable industry expertise

Even if certain rules and procedures in government apply to everyone, public administration is not a single industry like any other. Under the umbrella of the federal state there is a multitude of extremely different services and fields of expertise. Projects in construction, education, national defence or public security with their blue-light organisations: the respective areas represent independent sectors with different emphases in each case, which may require independent sector solutions in addition to a situation-specific project approach.
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At the same time, eGovernment projects intensify the bridging between these very different specialist areas. For example, we have been involved in the eCH standardisation organisation for many years, including in specialist and working groups on the topics of political rights, personal registration and identity & access management. We are currently a member of the eCH object management specialist group and the Swiss E-Government Architecture Committee SEAC.Thanks to our extensive project experience, we have already built up know-how in many areas. This means that you, as our customer, do not always have to teach us everything at great expense from the outset. Instead, we start at a high technical level and can also easily draw on supplementary expertise from related specialist areas.

Capability 2: Specific process and procurement competence

The public sector operates according to a number of important principles which can be applied differently in the private sector. These include, for example
  • the limitations of public procurement law,
  • the need for legal bases to carry out an activity as a State, and
  • cooperation in federal project structures without a single CEO with authority to issue directives, who alone can make final decisions for all.
As a result, IT projects in public administration often have a higher organizational complexity than in the private sector. We have already successfully implemented many cross-organisational projects. Thus, we can contribute our experience in organizing work in intercantonal procurement communities or projects across several federal levels.

Ability 3: Interdisciplinary project competence

The effective handling of complex problems increasingly requires interdisciplinary cooperation. We consider the well-founded analysis of the problems in all their aspects and contexts as well as the communication of the facts and the options for action to the appropriate target group to be particularly important factors for success. One of our particular strengths is that we are able to supplement your competent main contact person with other complementary experts as required. Whether data protection or procurement law, Cloud, DevOps, Scaled Agile, Artificial Intelligence or Container-based Deployments and Identity Federation: we unite experienced project managers and specialists with depth in a rare range of topics under one roof.

High integrity

All our employees in key positions undergo a security screening prior to employment. linkyard's information security management system is certified in accordance with ISO 27001:2013. Around half of our employees have a valid extended personal security check in accordance with PSP 11 and can therefore also be deployed quickly and easily in projects with access to classified information or facilities.

linkyard: the IT service provider for cantons

  • Canton of Bern: Open Source Platform
  • Canton of Bern: Development and integration of a business administration in the agricultural sector
  • Cantons of Bern, Schwyz and Thurgau: Project management and requirements engineering for electronic planning applications and planning approval procedures
  • Federal Office of Justice: Project support nationwide search for land
  • Swiss Federal Tax Administration: Operation and customizing of a collaboration platform
  • Intercantonal procurement organisation: ad interim management
  • Federal Administration: Market price estimation in preparation for a tender
  • Intercantonal procurement organisation: support for the strategy process
  • Canton of Bern and Bedag Informatik AG: several projects and procurements in the field of Identity & Access Management
  • Canton of Zurich: Coordination of interface connection between social insurance and residents' data platform

Some numbers about us


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2 hours

Average response time to support requests


solved support tickets per year

Diverse team

Experts with different backgrounds

Excerpt of realised projects

Federal Office of Justice - Data modelling land register
eBau Canton Schwyz - Project management
eBau Canton Bern - Project management
GELAN - Project Management & Implementation

Your contact

Stefan Haller | Managing Partner