OutSystems Announces Availability of #AskRymer with Video Series

John Rymer, principal analyst at a leading independent research firm, answers community-submitted questions around “the Future of Enterprise Applications”

San Ramon, CA, 15thJune, 2010


askRymer Video Series

The number, depth and variety of questions submitted is a clear indicator of the importance enterprise apps and their future have to the IT community. Not only were we able to facilitate some great conversation on various social media platforms, including Twitter, but we believe the resulting videos with John Rymer’s perspective will be of great value to CIOs, IT managers and developers.

Mike Jones, VP of Marketing at OutSystems

OutSystems, provider of the industry leading Agile Platform application development environment, announced today the availability of their #AskRymer video series, the culmination of the company’s “social consulting experiment” with Forrester Research analyst John Rymer.

During the open question submission period, the IT community-at-large had the chance to ask John Rymer their questions about the future of enterprise applications, with topics ranging from mainframes and operating systems to cloud computing and open source.
Over 61 questions were submitted through the #AskRymer landing page before the end date of May 25th.
Nine questions were selected based on topic frequency and poignancy and were addressed in a series of recorded responses by John Rymer during Forrester IT Forum conference.

Question List

  • What will be the impact of fully web-enabled mobile devices and touch-devices on Enterprise application development?
  • How prevalent do you see the use of BPM and ETL tools as opposed to corporations utilizing in-house developed processes to integrate applications or services for SOA? Where do you see the market trend headed in today's economy?
  • How do we deal with our existing application portfolio?
  • What percentage of future apps will be developed using agile technologies?
  • Applicability of Agile to large scale enterprise apps?
  • Will Enterprise Applications be hosted in the Cloud or on premise - what's the selection criteria? What's next after the Cloud?
  • Will the next generation of Enterprise apps (both built and bought) be disposable?
  • Do you think Enterprise Applications will work like internal social networks for companies?
  • What are the key upcoming innovations that will change the face of enterprise applications?
  • Will agile organizations with agile tool kits be able to surpass COTS vendors in delivering on-target business applications?


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