Remember when mobile was an afterthought? You know as well as we do, mobile importance went from last to first. Given the critical priority of a well done mobile experience, it is imperative you choose a partner with extensive digital and responsive experience. Zilker consultants carry technical skills that range across all the major mobile technologies like IBM MobileFirst, Amazon Web Services, Ionic, Native and React.

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Case Studies

A SOLUTION TO HELP RAISE AWARENESS & SAVE LIVES

 

Custom Global Patient-Centered Portal
FH Foundation partnered with Zilker to build a robust, cost-effective WordPress portal solution and to provide ongoing support, maintenance and development services. The portal streamlines collection, storage and reporting of patient data in a HIPAA-compliant cloud system, while keeping physicians, researchers and patients informed of the latest development in the field of FH diagnosis and treatment. This global portal is I18N enabled to operate seamlessly in Mandarin and French languages. [more]


REDUCING THE PAIN OF THE PATIENT EXPERIENCE

 
Hybrid Cloud Accelerator for Process Transformation
Providing quality care and a superb patient experience is the key to any health care provider. For a nationwide kidney care provider, their goals are no different. Whether it be at home or “in-center”, their objective is to provide a world-class patient experience that reduces unnecessary paperwork and reduces costs. Utilizing Zilker’s Hybrid Cloud Accelerator for Process Transformation, they were able to do just that. Using Zilker’s technology and health care experience, [more]


TECHNOLOGY KEY TO START-UP’S SUCCESS

Idea to App and Portal in under 4 months
KEY is a five-star concierge service that leverages technology in curating seamless personalized experiences in America’s most celebrated cities from coast to coast. KEY partnered with Zilker to build its flagship mobile application and web back-end from the ground up in under 4 months to help them successfully launch at SXSW. The solution allows KEY’s professional concierges to provide its members with a personalized, expertly curated experience in a highly scalable fashion and showcased Zilkers unique combination of enterprise experience and start-up agility. [more]


BUILDING ENTERPRISE INFRASTRUCTURE SOLUTIONS THAT BRIDGE THE GAP

Leveraging Enterprise Service Bus, APIs, DevOps, & Message Driven Technology
Being able to offer debt management and recovery solutions for consumers and property owners is what Encore Capital is known for. In an effort to ensure those solutions remain competitive and continually updated with feature enhancements, Encore decided it needed to build a flexible and secure business platform that would allow it to effectively serve its huge customer base and engaged Zilker to do so. [more]


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Z’Concierge – The Cognitive Shopping Experience

Zilker was recently selected as a 2nd phase finalist in the IBM Watson Build Challenge (IBM’s first cognitive challenge) and we are excited and proud to share our creation! Utilizing IBM’s Watson Technologies (Watson APIs, Watson Commerce, Watson Content Hub within IBM Cloud) as the backbone for the solution, Z’Concierge is a powerful mobile app platform that revolutionizes the shopping experience for in-store customers while maximizing conversion for businesses.


Deploying UrbanCode Deploy Blueprint Designer Cloud Applications Part 7 – Using an Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)

In Part 6 of this blog series we demonstrated how to provision a two-instance environment where we provisioned our own MySQL database. At the risk of losing some cloud portability, there is BPD support for the Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS). In this blog we are going to demonstrate how to change our database from a deployed version of MySQL to a RDS service provided by Amazon. Two use cases are provided – first, instantiating the RDS as part of the provisioning and second, [more]


Zilker Technology Hires Tony Guerrero as Director of Sales – eCommerce

AUSTIN, TEXAS – September 9, 2017 – Zilker Technology, one of the fastest growing Magento Solution Partners in North America announces the addition of Tony Guerrero as the Director of eCommerce Sales.
“Tony is a very strategic addition to the Zilker team,”  said Rob Thomas, CEO of Zilker Technology.  “He has deep and varied experience in eCommerce, and his experience in the Magento ecosystem will help Zilker continue to grow as a Magento solution partner.  Tony gives Zilker a strong client-facing presence in the eCommerce space.”
Tony comes to Zilker with over 11 years of experience working in highly competitive segments within the digital commerce space.   [more]


Deploying UrbanCode Deploy Blueprint Designer Cloud Applications Part 3 – Building a Lab Environment

Now that we have covered connecting to AWS and understand agents and agent relays, it is time to take a step back and look at how to construct a lab environment for IBM UrbanCode Deploy (UCD) and the IBM Blueprint Designer (BPD).  There are a number of options to consider and in this blog I will step through three potential approaches.
Option 1 – Partial Home Setup 1
It is possible to host IBM UrbanCode Deploy on a laptop with a combination of the laptop’s native OS and virtual machines. [more]

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Zilker Announces New Offering for Customer Engagement and Digital Experience

Looking to upgrade your IBM WebSphere Portal™, Web Content Mangement™ or Watson Commerce™? Is it the “right time” for a migration? Can’t determine if on-prem or Cloud are right for you? Zilker Implementation Methodology (ZIM) for Customer Engagement & Digital Experience (DX) is a proven repeatable implementation methodology for guiding customers to successful product upgrades.  ZIM for CE & DX is the latest of a long list of offerings Zilker is bringing to market.
Our process starts with a Blueprint phase that evaluates our customer’s current deployment, [more]


Deploying IBM UrbanCode Deploy Blueprint Designer Cloud Applications Part 1 – Connecting to the AWS Cloud

This blog series is about deploying your first IBM UrbanCode Deploy Cloud application using UCD, the Blueprint Designer, and Amazon Cloud Services. IBM used to refer to the Blueprint Designer extension with UCD as UrbanCode Deploy With Patterns (UCDP) but seems to have dropped that distinction after bundling the applications post version 6.1.1.  It is now simply referred to as the Blueprint Designer (BPD). To begin, we assume that you already have the BPD product components installed and you have an AWS account.  [more]


Watson Visual Recognition & Product Recommendation

Integrating Watson’s visual recognition service with Watson Commerce enables customers to quickly look for product recommendations and matching products based on an image of a product previously seen in an advertisement or in use elsewhere; for e.g. a style of a dress or any other unique apparel accessory worn by someone else.
IBM Technologies used in this demonstration are IBM Watson Commerce and IBM Watson Visual Recognition API. [more]


InterConnect Exclusive Giveaway!

InterConnect is quickly approaching, and we would love to give you the opportunity to win some extra swag while at the conference! Visit us at the Zilker Booth during InterConnect and in addition to the FREE t-shirts, you will also receive a FREE special edition Zilker Hat.  You help us, we reward you. Here are the rules to earn the supplemental giveaway:

Follow us on twitter (@ztechus)
Tweet @ztechus a picture of you wearing any Zilker shirt you have OR take a picture in front of our booth. [more]


Zilker Technology Wins 2017 IBM Beacon Award for Outstanding Cloud Integration Solution

IBM Beacon Awards recognize select Business Partners for delivering innovative IBM-based solutions to help clients prevail in today’s market
AUSTIN, TX – February 15, 2017 – Zilker Technology was named a winner of a 2017 IBM Beacon Award for their Outstanding Cloud Integration Solution. This honor is awarded to select IBM Business Partners that deliver outstanding solutions across IBM’s broad product and service portfolio to drive business value for customers. The 2017 awards recognize achievements across a wide-range of growing solution areas, [more]