John R.  Rymer

John R. Rymer

Vice President, Principal Analyst Serving Application Development & Delivery Professionals

John serves application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals. He leads Forrester's AD&D research on cloud platforms, including Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure, as well as low-code development platforms from Salesforce and other vendors. John is an authority on the software strategies of IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and other leading vendors. John has been a leading expert on enterprise application development practices, technologies, and platforms for more than 20 years. Forrester has recognized John with its prestigious Bill Bluestein Research Award.

Previous Work Experience

John came to Forrester through its acquisition of Giga Information Group and has a combined total of 15 years with the company. 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 a 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 and delivery (AD&D) professionals. He leads Forrester's AD&D research on cloud platforms, including Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure, as well as low-code development platforms from Salesforce and other vendors. John is an authority on the software strategies of IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and other leading vendors. John has been a leading expert on enterprise application development practices, technologies, and platforms for more than 20 years. Forrester has recognized John with its prestigious Bill Bluestein Research Award.

Previous Work Experience

John came to Forrester through its acquisition of Giga Information Group and has a combined total of 15 years with the company. 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 a vice president at Patricia Seybold Group.

Education

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

John R. Rymer's Research

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Understanding Low-Code Developers

    Half Of AD&D Pros Like Low-Code Platforms — Who Are They?

    April 8, 2019John R. Rymer, Bill Seguin

    Low-code platforms continue to expand throughout organizations. Application development and delivery (AD&D) teams realize they can potentially reap a great deal of value by adopting one, but their teams don't accept these tools universally. This report uses data from the Forrester Analytics Global Business Technographics® Developer Survey, 2018, to understand who "low coders" are, what they think about their jobs, and how they work. Understanding this will allow companies to maximize the potential of low-code adoption.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Low-Code Development Platforms For AD&D Professionals, Q1 2019

    The 13 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    March 13, 2019John R. Rymer, Rob Koplowitz

    Our 28-criterion evaluation of low-code development platforms for application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals assesses the 13 most significant suppliers — Clear Software, GeneXus, Kony, MatsSoft, Mendix, Microsoft, OutSystems, Progress Software, Salesforce, ServiceNow, Skuid, Thinkwise, and WaveMaker. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps AD&D pros select the right one for their needs.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Digital Process Automation For Wide Deployments, Q1 2019

    The 10 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    March 12, 2019 Rob Koplowitz, John R. Rymer

    In our 30-criterion evaluation of digital process automation for wide deployment (DPA wide) providers, we identified the 10 most significant ones — AgilePoint, AXON Ivy, bpm'online, FlowForma, JobRouter, K2, Newgen Software, Nintex, PMG, and Ultimus — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps application development and delivery (AD&D) pros select the right provider for their needs.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: CEOs: Foster The Software Teams And Talents Your Firm Needs

    How CEOs Should Lead The Most Important — And Perplexing — Corporate Domain

    February 21, 2019John R. Rymer, Jeffrey S. Hammond

    Ultimately, application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders and CIOs don't hold the keys to the fast, high-quality software delivery that is so crucial to digital business success — CEOs do. Culture, organization, and metrics are the province of CEOs, and many software leaders say that cultural and organizational barriers and counterproductive metrics limit their progress. So rather than just watching from the sidelines and hoping for good results, CEOs must actively foster the software capabilities their firms need. Read this report to learn how.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: The State Of Low-Code Platform Adoption, 2018

    February 6, 2019John R. Rymer, Bill Seguin

    Low-code development platforms are an increasingly hot topic of discussion with Forrester clients, but is this trend a flash in the pan? In 2018, Forrester gathered insights into the state of low-code development platform adoption. Application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders can learn from these survey respondents and understand how low code can help them achieve their business objectives.

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