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: The Dawn Of Digital Decisioning

    New Software Automates Immediate Insight-To-Action Cycles Crucial For Digital Business

    April 19, 2018John R. Rymer, Mike Gualtieri

    A key challenge in digital business: deciding what to do in the customer's moment of need — and then doing it. Digital decisioning software capitalizes on analytical insights and machine learning models about customers and business operations to automate actions (including advising a human agent) for individual customers through the right channels. Read on to learn about the requirements driving these new use cases, their potential to improve customer experiences, and the challenges application development and delivery (AD&D) pros face in building them.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Development-Only Public Cloud Platforms, North America, Q2 2018

    The 11 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    April 9, 2018John R. Rymer, Dave Bartoletti

    In our 27-criteria evaluation of development-only public cloud platform providers, we identified the 11 most important vendors — Alibaba, Amazon Web Services (AWS), CenturyLink, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Pivotal Software, Red Hat, Salesforce, and SAP — and researched, assessed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals make the right choices.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Full-Stack Public Cloud Development Platforms, North America, Q2 2018

    The Seven Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    April 9, 2018 Dave Bartoletti, John R. Rymer

    In our 31-criteria evaluation of full-stack public cloud development platform providers, we identified the seven most important vendors — Alibaba, AWS, CenturyLink, Google, IBM, Microsoft, and Oracle — and researched, assessed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals make the right choices.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Now Tech: Public Cloud Development Platforms, Q1 2018

    Forrester's Overview Of 17 Public Cloud Development Platform Providers

    March 5, 2018 Dave Bartoletti, John R. Rymer

    Software developers use public cloud development platforms to develop and deliver applications fast and with less risk, quickly introduce software-based business innovations, and modernize development processes to better meet business goals. To access these benefits, you'll first have to select from a diverse and changing set of vendors that vary by size, functionality, geography, and vertical market focus. For application development and delivery (AD&D) pros, this report maps a dynamic vendor landscape to aid in platform selection.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Demystifying Serverless Computing

    What The Serverless Movement Is, And Why You Should Care

    January 25, 2018 Jeffrey S. Hammond, John R. Rymer

    Tempted to dismiss "serverless" as just the latest fad in application development? Don't. Read this report to understand how serverless — a set of cloud services, programming patterns, business models, and design ideas — enables new levels of flexibility in software through applications that respond to events.

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