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.

John R. Rymer's Research

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Brief: Is IBM A Cloud Leader Yet?

    IBM's InterConnect customer conference gave us a checkpoint on IBM's progress toward becoming a leading cloud platform for enterprises. IBM has marshaled its forces to deliver this latest reinve...

    • Downloads: 56
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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

    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 t...

    • Downloads: 99
  • For CIOs

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

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

    • Downloads: 741
  • For CIOs

    Report: TechRadar™: Cloud Computing, Q4 2014

    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: 457
  • 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, b...

    • Downloads: 49
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