John R.  Rymer

John R. Rymer

Vice President, Principal Analyst Serving Application Development & Delivery Professionals

John serves Application Development & Delivery (AD&D) Professionals. He leads Forrester's AD&D coverage of cloud platforms, including Microsoft Windows Azure, Amazon Web Services, and Salesforce's platform. John is a leading expert on enterprise middleware. Included in his coverage are the Java application servers from IBM, Red Hat JBoss, and Oracle, as well as Microsoft's .NET. John is the lead analyst on Forrester's application development strategy, sourcing, and structure playbook. He is an authority on the enterprise strategies of IBM, Microsoft, and Oracle and contributes to Forrester's coverage of low-code application platforms and business rules platforms.

Previous Work Experience

John came to Forrester through its acquisition of Giga Information Group and has a combined total of six years with the company. He has worked as an industry analyst for more than 20 years, starting in 1989. John's industry experience includes a stint as vice president of product marketing for Iona Technologies, where he gained firsthand experience in creating and executing market strategies.

Before joining Iona, John was principal consultant and founder of Upstream Consulting, a vendor strategy consulting group within Fleishman-Hillard International Communications, and vice president at Patricia Seybold Group.

Education

John graduated from Ohio University with a B.S. in journalism.

John R. Rymer

Vice President, Principal Analyst Serving Application Development & Delivery Professionals

John serves Application Development & Delivery (AD&D) Professionals. He leads Forrester's AD&D coverage of cloud platforms, including Microsoft Windows Azure, Amazon Web Services, and Salesforce's platform. John is a leading expert on enterprise middleware. Included in his coverage are the Java application servers from IBM, Red Hat JBoss, and Oracle, as well as Microsoft's .NET. John is the lead analyst on Forrester's application development strategy, sourcing, and structure playbook. He is an authority on the enterprise strategies of IBM, Microsoft, and Oracle and contributes to Forrester's coverage of low-code application platforms and business rules platforms.

Previous Work Experience

John came to Forrester through its acquisition of Giga Information Group and has a combined total of six years with the company. He has worked as an industry analyst for more than 20 years, starting in 1989. John's industry experience includes a stint as vice president of product marketing for Iona Technologies, where he gained firsthand experience in creating and executing market strategies.

Before joining Iona, John was principal consultant and founder of Upstream Consulting, a vendor strategy consulting group within Fleishman-Hillard International Communications, and vice president at Patricia Seybold Group.

Education

John graduated from Ohio University with a B.S. in journalism.

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Customers Illuminate The Benefits And Challenges Of Low-Code Development Platforms

    Use Customers' Insights To Move Up The Low-Code Learning Curve

    January 23, 2018John R. Rymer

    More and more enterprises are adopting low-code development platforms to speed software delivery. Beyond the need for speed, the deeper benefits and challenges of low-code platforms are also coming into view. As part of our evaluation of low-code development platform vendors, Forrester conducted two online surveys of reference customers — one of application development and delivery (AD&D) pros, the other of business developers. They capture the wisdom of seasoned product users to find out what's working well for low-code customers — and what isn't.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Low-Code Is Spreading Throughout The Enterprise

    To Capitalize On This Trend And Prevent Chaos, Create A Portfolio Strategy For Your Low-Code Platforms — Now

    December 21, 2017John R. Rymer

    As companies transform themselves into digital businesses, they're adopting low-code software development platforms — lots of them — to speed application delivery. Vendors specializing in solutions like eCommerce, mobile, and IT service management (ITSM) now offer special-purpose low-code platforms that enable firms to develop many types of custom applications. Read this report to learn about the portfolio and governance challenges that this trend hands application development and delivery (AD&D) pros — and how to turn those challenges into digital progress.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Predictions 2018: New Technologies Propel Software Development

    Serverless, Low-Code, And Natural Interfaces Emerge To Complement Agile And DevOps Adoption

    November 7, 2017 Christopher Condo, Jeffrey S. Hammond, Randy Heffner, Rob Koplowitz, Diego Lo Giudice, John R. Rymer

    Every company is in the software business. Fast, iterative delivery of high-quality software means better customer engagement and higher satisfaction. Software development leaders face new opportunities and challenges in delivering for the business; read this report to identify the important inflections in software development during 2018.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester New Wave™: Low-Code Platforms For Business Developers, Q4 2017

    The 13 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    October 23, 2017John R. Rymer

    In Forrester's evaluation of the emerging market for low-code platforms for business developers (BDs), we identified the 13 most important providers in the category — Caspio, FileMaker, FlowForma, Intellect, Kintone, KiSSFLOW, MatsSoft, Microsoft, Nintex, Pulpstream, Quick Base, Vizru, and Zudy — and graded them on a curve using a three-point scale. This report details how each vendor scored on 10 criteria and where they stand in relation to each other. Use this assessment to select the right low-code platform for your business developers.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Low-Code Development Platforms For AD&D Pros, Q4 2017

    The 13 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    October 12, 2017John R. Rymer

    In our 26-criteria evaluation of low-code development platforms for application development and delivery (AD&D) pros, we identified the 13 most significant options — AgilePoint, Appian, Bizagi, K2, Kony, Mendix, OutSystems, PNMsoft, Progress Software, Salesforce, ServiceNow, Skuid, and Trackvia — and researched, assessed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps AD&D professionals make the right choice.

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