John Rymer

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Low-Code Development Requires A Security Rethink

Sandy Carielli July 31, 2020
Low-code platforms speed delivery of applications, but are they secure? The answer is more complicated than I expected when I started this research project with my colleagues, John Bratincevic and John R. Rymer. We’re still gathering information, but we’ve discovered that: Low-code security is not well understood. Even vendors with extensive security investments acknowledged that […]
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New Research: Reframing The Buy Vs. Build Choice

John Rymer July 17, 2020
We’ve launched a new research stream seeking to create a “buy vs. build” decision framework for the digital era. Analysts at Forrester are observing very different behavior among clients who need new business solutions. In short: More clients are choosing the “build” option than in past years. New ways of combining buying and building are being […]
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Accelerating Your Move To Cloud? Our Assessments Aid Your Choices

John Rymer May 8, 2020
As the Covid-19 crisis erupted in early March 2020, anecdotal evidence suggested public cloud services would play a big role in enterprise responses. The financial evidence arrived in late April (reflecting results in the first calendar quarter of 2020). The top three providers each registered strong growth despite the economic disruption of the crisis. Results […]
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New “Prescriptive” Low-Code Segment Emerging

John Rymer November 12, 2019
How low-code vendors will continue to innovate and raise software delivery speed
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Modernizing Core Applications With Cloud

John Rymer September 10, 2019
Core software systems manage financial, customer, inventory, etc. and automate business processes like billing and merchandising. Most of these are too inflexible, outdated, and chaotic to give businesses the flexibility to win, serve, and retain customers. Application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders want to modernize these core apps using cloud technologies and practices. But they’re […]
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Are You Using Cloud Technologies To Modernize Core Apps? Tell Us About It!

John Rymer August 25, 2019
Dave Bartoletti and I need your help. Most core software systems — your most important middle- and back office transactional and record-keeping business apps — are too inflexible, outdated, and chaotic to give companies the flexibility they need to win, serve, and retain customers. We all know they need to be modernized to reduce the drag of technical debt, to derive […]
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VMware Welcomes Estranged Sibling Pivotal Back Home

Dave Bartoletti August 23, 2019
On August 22, 2019, VMware announced that it will acquire sister company Pivotal Software, vendor of a widely used cloud development platform, Pivotal Cloud Foundry. The transaction is a reacquisition of software development assets that VMware spun out into a separate company in 2013 after struggling to integrate them into its primary data center management […]
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Low-Code Platform Pricing Is Broken

John Rymer July 15, 2019
I am one of the 64% of developers who have yet to adopt a low-code development platform. My friends at other companies have implemented one of these platforms and report great results — much faster software delivery and happy business colleagues. We should also adopt, but my boss will ask a question I can’t answer: […]
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Never Say Or Write The Phrase “Low-Code/No-Code” Again — Here’s Why

John Rymer June 28, 2019
Watch your language! Low-code and no-code aren't the same thing.
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Call To Participate: How Is Your Firm Speeding Responses To Customers?

John Rymer June 6, 2019
James Staten and I would like your help. Companies in today’s digital era must act and react quickly and efficiently across all departments and teams. Weigh in: What is your firm’s strategy for tackling this complex and essential challenge? If you believe your company can offer insight into this stream of research, reach out to […]
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New Report Addressing Your No. 1 Requested Topic For 2019: Speed

James Staten April 23, 2019
(coauthored by John Rymer) The top priority for Forrester’s C-suite Leadership Boards? Faster responses to customer issues and opportunities. Technology and marketing teams have raised their software delivery speeds but are slowed by other parts of the organization that decide and act more slowly. In the digital era, the first firm to grasp an opportunity […]
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Watch Your Language! “Low-Code” And “No-Code” Are Not The Same

John Rymer April 5, 2019
Simply put, “no-code” today is an aspiration and only sometimes a reality. Read why.
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The Four Faces Of Rapid Development

Rob Koplowitz February 28, 2019
Heads up: We’re revising our market segments and vendor assessments in and around low-code development platforms and digital process automation (DPA). This post explains the changes we’re making in 2019. We’re making this change in response to client requirements. All clients are engaged in a scramble to raise the amount of automation in their customer […]
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Calling CEOs: Your Software Teams Need You — Now

John Rymer February 20, 2019
Our research indicates that software delivery success depends on the CEO’s active leadership of strategy, culture, and metrics. That’s right: CEOs, not just CIOs. This video explains what CEOs should do. For more, see our blog.
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Help Rogue IT Go Legit With Citizen Development Platforms

John Rymer February 6, 2019
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CEOs And Software

John Rymer January 21, 2019
How To Lead The Most Important — And Perplexing — Corporate Domain What if CEOs — not software development and delivery leaders or CIOs — held the keys to the fast, high-quality software delivery that is so crucial to digital business? Many software leaders tell us their progress is limited by culture, organizational barriers, and counterproductive metrics — the province […]
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A Simple Solution To Machine-Learning Bias

Mike Gualtieri December 13, 2018
Machine-learning models may occasionally suggest an undesirable action. The action might be either biased or unethical — or just bad for business. Most of the time, the suggestion won’t be wrong. How can developers protect against these bad outcomes? It’s Simple You don’t have to do what the model tells you to do. If someone told […]
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Help Rogue IT Go Legit With Citizen Development Platforms

John Rymer December 10, 2018
Meet Ray. He’s the director of loan operations at a bank — and he’s running out of patience. It takes ages to process customer requests, find customer info, and decide on loans. His team is doing the best it can but is demoralized by poor customer reviews and lost deals. After asking central IT for help, […]
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Video: Busting The Two Myths Of Low-Code Platforms

John Rymer December 6, 2018
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Video: Why Everyone Needs To Know About Low-Code

John Rymer December 6, 2018
View the next video in the series: Busting The Two Myths Of Low-Code Platforms
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