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: 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.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Weighing The Options To Oracle's New Java SE Subscription

    Oracle's Licensing Changes Spur Clients To Consider Alternatives

    February 6, 2019 Jeffrey S. Hammond, John R. Rymer

    In June 2018, Oracle announced a new support model for its commercial Java runtime, Oracle Java SE. Java SE Subscription is a jarring disruption to long-term Java shops, including hikes in support costs from new fees. Read this report to understand the new program and the four alternative approaches to Java licensing that application development and delivery (AD&D) pros must pick from.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Now Tech: Rapid App Delivery, Q1 2019

    Forrester's Overview Of 41 Rapid-App-Delivery Providers

    January 4, 2019John R. Rymer, Rob Koplowitz

    Digital process automation for wide deployments (AKA DPA-wide) and low-code development platforms let application development and delivery (AD&D) pros and their business partners automate and inform customer operations — quickly. Thus, these rapid-app-delivery platforms are vital to digital transformation initiatives. To access these benefits, you'll first have to select from a diverse and shifting set of vendors that vary by size, functionality, global reach, and vertical market focus. Use this report to understand the vendor landscape.

  • 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.

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