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.

John R. Rymer's Research

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  • 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.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: How The AI Era Will Hollow Out Software Development

    AI, Modern App Delivery, And Low-Code Are Remaking AD&D; Here's What's Coming

    October 10, 2017 Rob Koplowitz, John R. Rymer

    In a world where jobs are under increasing threat from automation, working in the software industry has been a safe haven — particularly for developers. They are integral to building the technology that automates away administrative and repetitive jobs. Now, it's payback time. Low-code development platforms, continuous delivery, and artificial intelligence (AI) are disrupting established jobs in application development and delivery (AD&D), while introducing new roles and skills. This report outlines the trends and prepares your organization to thrive during the disruption.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: The Coming Consolidation Of Cloud

    Cloud CRM, Desktop Apps, And Platforms Are Already Oligopolies; It's Time For CIOs To Deal With The Risks Of Cloud Vendor Lock-In

    August 2, 2017 Andrew Bartels, Dave Bartoletti, John R. Rymer

    As businesses try to meet the accelerating needs of customers, more and more are turning to the cloud to provide the agility and flexibility needed to be successful. As the market for public cloud services expands, the competition in most segments is starting to fall. We analyzed cloud platforms and apps to understand the level of consolidation today and to identify the trends for consolidation and the risks and rewards for CIOs and businesses that use cloud apps and platforms. This report helps you assess the risks and provides guidance on how to manage them.

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