John R. Rymer

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving Application Development & Delivery PROFESSIONALS

John serves Application Development & Delivery (AD&D) Professionals. He 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 platform and SharePoint. John leads Forrester's AD&D coverage of cloud platforms, including Microsoft Windows Azure, Amazon Web Services, and salesforce.com's platform.

John is the lead analyst on Forrester's digital experience delivery playbook. He is an authority on the enterprise strategies of IBM, Microsoft, and Oracle and contributes to Forrester's coverage of business rules platforms and complex event processing.

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 15 years, starting in 1989. John's industry experience includes a stint as vice president of product marketing for IONA Technologies, where he gained first-hand 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.

John is a frequent speaker at Forrester conferences for IT professionals.

Education

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

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  • John R. Rymer
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:How Will Your Private Cloud Pass The Developer Self-Service Litmus Test?

    Developer Self-Service Access Enables Rapid App Delivery

    Developers judge private cloud initiatives by the degree of autonomous access they get to environments and resources that tech management provides. Few enterprises offer developer self-service to...

    • Downloads: 67
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Public Cloud Platforms, Q4 2014

    How The 16 Providers That Matter Most Stack Up

    Public cloud application platforms unlock the flexibility, developer-productivity, and economic advantages of cloud computing. Business technology and technology management professionals use a wide...

    • Downloads: 620
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™: Cloud Computing, Q4 2014

    Tools And Technology: The Cloud Computing Playbook

    Customers no longer question cloud computing as a viable technology choice; in a growing number of enterprises, cloud is now the first choice. Since our 2011 TechRadar™ on cloud computing,...

    • Downloads: 400
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Shift Your Expectations Of SharePoint

    This data chart details the full results of Forrester's Q3 2014 Global SharePoint Usage Online Survey. The results show that Microsoft's drive to move SharePoint users to the cloud is working, but...

    • Downloads: 45
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2015: Modern Apps Mean New Technologies, Processes, And Skills

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders are facing tumultuous change in 2015 driven by people, process, and technology catalysts. Mobile and cloud alter the architectural landscape and...

    • Downloads: 377
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: Salesforce Pivots To Modern Applications

    Should You Follow The Lightning? The Answer Isn't Simple

    A new platform choice for customer-facing apps and a business technology (BT) agenda has emerged: Salesforce. Two years of engineering is shifting Salesforce's cloud platforms to modern component...

    • Downloads: 197
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Customer Obsession Will Remake AD&D Tools And Supporting Technologies

    Tools & Technology: The Application Development Strategy, Structure, And Sourcing Playbook

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders shifting their strategies, structures, and sourcing to customer-focused software are like acrobats performing above a flimsy net. The tools and...

    • Downloads: 105
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Don't Just Maintain Business Applications, Raise Business Responsiveness

    Continuous Improvement: The Business Applications Playbook

    While big projects such as delivering new off-the-shelf or custom-built applications help your organization achieve excellent business outcomes, sustaining these outcomes requires that your...

    • Downloads: 604
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Brief: Tibco's BT Moment Of Truth

    Vista Deal Signals Enterprise Software Firms Must Urgently Shift To Business Technology Agenda

    After an impressive growth spurt during 2010 and 2011, Tibco Software hit a wall. It grew past $1 billion in sales, but growth has slowed and stockholders are getting impatient. The solution? Get rid...

    • Downloads: 64
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Is Ellison Really Stepping Down?

    Oracle's Announcement Changes Little In The Near Term, But Is Act One Of An Executive Succession

    Many have interpreted Oracle's announcement on September 18, 2014 that founder Larry Ellison will now be chief technology officer (CTO), not CEO, as a major leadership change at the company. The...

    • Downloads: 53
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Build Your Dream Team: Organizing To Deliver Exceptional Digital Experiences

    Organization: The Digital Experience Delivery Playbook

    Many application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders are on the outside looking into their organizations' digital customer experience projects. Yet their role has great potential to expand as...

    • Downloads: 1309
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Five Customer-Facing Scenarios Shape "Low-Code" Platform Choices

    Enterprise Architects Should Add A New Platform To Their Architecture Blueprints

    Confronting demands to deliver customer-facing applications quickly and efficiently, some firms are seeking alternatives to custom coding on application platforms that rely heavily on Java and .NET...

    • Downloads: 231
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Facebook's Place In A BT Application Development Strategy

    Access To Its Customer Community Is Facebook's Biggest Asset, But Login And Mobile Services Have Broader Potential

    Facebook is the best-known social network in the world, but for developers it's becoming much more. Facebook's APIs and recent acquisitions position it for developing customer-facing systems of...

    • Downloads: 91
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:How Customer Obsession Is Remaking The AD&D Landscape

    Landscape: The Application Development Strategy, Structure, And Sourcing Playbook

    The central role of software in customer-facing business activities has begun to redraw the map of application development and delivery (AD&D) teams and processes. Why? Customer engagement software...

    • Downloads: 173
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Apple And IBM Team Up To Create A New Enterprise Mobile Platform

    New Partnership Melds Complementary Strengths In Consumer And Enterprise Markets

    The leading mobile OS devices from Apple and Google have blossomed in enterprise settings because individuals want the same mobile devices and apps at work that they use in their personal lives. But...

    • Downloads: 386
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Create Your Digital Experience Delivery Strategy

    Strategic Plan: The Digital Experience Delivery Playbook

    Digital customer experience isn't the next big opportunity for application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals; it's here now. Business leaders responsible for marketing, sales, and support...

    • Downloads: 1060
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Accelerate Market Responsiveness With A Holistic Cloud Strategy

    Executive Overview: The Cloud Computing Playbook

    Cloud computing has reached an inflection point for enterprises — a comprehensive strategy for broad adoption and use is now required. Until now, most companies had adopted public cloud...

    • Downloads: 2096
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:New Development Platforms Emerge For Customer-Facing Applications

    Firms Choose Low-Code Alternatives For Fast, Continuous, And Test-And-Learn Delivery

    Hand-coding is too slow to develop and deliver many of the applications that companies use to win, serve, and retain customers. Some firms are turning to new, "low-code" application platforms that...

    • Downloads: 496
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Microsoft Ascending

    In First 100 Days, Nadella's Team Shifts To A More Open And Aggressive Posture

    When Microsoft named Satya Nadella the third CEO in its history this past February, we posited 10 questions he needed to answer to ensure Microsoft's future relevance to enterprises. As Nadella's...

    • Downloads: 278
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Case Study: How Pioneer Is Transforming Its Portal Into An Engagement Workplace

    Support Your Users With An Interactive, Integrated, And Intuitive Portal

    Over the past several years, forward-thinking organizations have begun to move from intranets, which they primarily used for publishing static content, to "engagement workplaces," which add...

    • Downloads: 247
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Case Study: How The Council Of Europe Solved Its Portfolio Management Problem

    Light-Touch Discipline Yields New Visibility And Insight

    The Council of Europe's mission is to address pressing pan-continental political (e.g., democracy and rule of law) and human rights issues. Despite the importance of this work, the council faces the...

    • Downloads: 107
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: IBM-As-A-Service

    IBM's Impact 2014 Is A Milestone In Reshaping IBM's Core Business

    IBM is one of the mega oil tankers navigating slowly on the technology ocean, surrounded by speedboats of "startups" and heavy "clouds" on the horizon. Stowaways talking strange languages like...

    • Downloads: 339
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Public Cloud Market Is Now In Hypergrowth

    Sizing The Public Cloud Market, 2014 To 2020

    Public cloud services continue to drive big changes in the markets for software, hardware, and IT outsourcing, while providing a foundation for age of the customer innovations. How much and when will...

    • Downloads: 1037
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: SharePoint Innovations Aimed At Employees, Not Customers

    Intranets Get Easier, External Uses Stay Hard

    In March 2014, Microsoft announced new innovations for SharePoint 2013; this brief analyzes the good and bad news. The many customers who use SharePoint for employee collaboration will find much to...

    • Downloads: 293
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Which Public Cloud Platforms Have The Right Developer Tools And Services?

    Our Guide To The Tools And Services Of 22 Platforms

    There are many mobile and customer-facing apps and built-on public cloud platforms — and more will come as the age of the customer progresses. Customer-facing apps are different: They...

    • Downloads: 435