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.

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Predictions 2019: Software

    Software Innovation Builds Upon Cloud, Collaboration, AI, And More

    November 8, 2018 Christopher Condo, Randy Heffner, Duncan Jones, Rob Koplowitz, Diego Lo Giudice, John R. Rymer, Margo Visitacion

    Making predictions is hazardous, particularly about the future. Nevertheless, our intrepid software analyst team offers a handful of predictions about important changes in development tools and processes, software pricing policies, and more. Application development and delivery (AD&D) pros should read this report to prepare for inflection points coming in 2019.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester New Wave™: Digital Decisioning Platforms, Q4 2018

    The 11 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    October 18, 2018John R. Rymer, Mike Gualtieri

    In Forrester's evaluation of the emerging market for digital decisioning platforms, we evaluated the 11 most significant providers in the category — Appian, AuraPortal, Decisions.com, FICO, IBM, InRule, Pegasystems, Red Hat, SAS Institute, Sparkling Logic, and TIBCO Software. This report details our findings about how well each vendor scored against 10 criteria and where they stand in relation to each other. Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals can use this review to select the right partner for their digital decisioning needs.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Now Tech: Digital Decisioning Platforms, Q3 2018

    Forrester's Overview Of 28 Digital Decisioning Platform Providers

    August 2, 2018John R. Rymer, Mike Gualtieri

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) pros can use digital decisioning platforms to make customer operations quick, smart, and personal. How? By automating decisions that lead to actions to win, serve, and retain customers. To enjoy these benefits, they'll first have to select from a diverse set of vendors and product approaches — vendors that vary by approach, size, functionality, geography, and vertical market focus. This report maps an emerging vendor landscape to aid AD&D pros in platform selection.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Buy Then Build: The New World Of SaaS Development

    Understanding The Three Models Of Software Delivery With SaaS As A Foundation

    July 18, 2018John R. Rymer, Kate Leggett, Liz Herbert

    Software-as-a-service (SaaS) and low-code platforms are transforming how companies think about build-versus-buy software-sourcing decisions. Application development and delivery (AD&D) pros now have powerful, quick tools for extending SaaS solutions — and for building wholly new modules based on these platforms. The upside: fast delivery of new capabilities. The downside: compromised app upgrades, slower app changes, and rising costs. Read this report to understand how to implement a buy-then-build strategy for SaaS and avoid its pitfalls.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Refocus Process Automation To Rescue Your Digital Transformation

    Mastering The Post-BPM World Of Digital Process Automation

    May 17, 2018 Rob Koplowitz, John R. Rymer

    Enterprises struggle to transform to digital business because they don't automate the operational processes that underpin customer journeys. Breakdowns in processes like parts and service scheduling, pricing, returns, and warranties derail customer journeys, creating a huge task for application development and delivery (AD&D) pros. A new generation of digital process automation practices, platforms, and plans are the answer. Read this report to learn what these are and how to adopt them.

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