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Andrew White
Research VP
8 years at Gartner
22 years IT industry

Andrew White is a research vice president and agenda manager for MDM and Analytics at Gartner. His main research focus is master data management (MDM) and the drill-down topic of creating the "single view of the product" using MDM of product data. He was co-chair… Read Full Bio

Getting More with Doing Less – The Productivity Puzzle

by Andrew White  |  February 25, 2017

Productivity (the lack thereof being the bane of many advanced economies) can basically be summarized as getting more with less.  More specifically improved productivity comes about when the ratio of the factors of production (land, capital, labor etc.) changes positively in favor of output.   All CEOs are concerned with this most basic of ideas.  […]

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New Research: Data Consistency Flaws Can Destroy the Value of Your Data

by Andrew White  |  February 24, 2017

Rick Greenwald and Merv Adian just published Data Consistency Flaws Can Destroy the Value of Your Data. Data consistency is critical when selecting a DBMS for some use cases, and the lack of guaranteed consistency can result in a loss of both data integrity and overall business value. Data and analytic leaders must use an appropriate […]

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Research Corner: New research that covers, relates to, or mentions Oracle: Adaptive Sourcing

by Andrew White  |  February 24, 2017

Research Corner: Highlights new research that covers, relates to, or mentions Oracle. Claudio Da Rold just published Use Adaptive Sourcing to Drive Double-Digit Cost Optimization of IT and Business Processes. Sourcing and vendor management leaders are directly involved in, and can proactively define, cost optimization initiatives on IT and business processes while supporting digital innovation. A […]

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New Research: Building Blockchain Into Your Data and Analytics Program

by Andrew White  |  February 24, 2017

Nick Heudecker and Saul Judah just published Building Blockchain Into Your Data and Analytics Program. Blockchain’s distributed trust model promises to remake existing business processes. Data and analytics leaders must recast existing data management and analytics capabilities and add new competencies to manage risk and exploit new opportunities. While you can “rate” this note online, please […]

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Research Corner: New research that covers, relates to, or mentions Oracle: Magic Quadrant, Market Guide and Invest Insight

by Andrew White  |  February 24, 2017

Research Corner: Highlights new research that covers, relates to, or mentions Oracle.   Adam Woodyer just published Gartner Invest Analyst Insight: Oracle Gaining Steam. While Oracle cloud growth has been tremendous over the last several quarters, license declines have weighed on overall corporate performance. We believe the picture gets incrementally more positive from here. While you […]

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New Research: Three Top Trends in Master Data Management Solutions Through 2017

by Andrew White  |  February 22, 2017

Simon Walker and Michael Moran just published Three Top Trends in Master Data Management Solutions Through 2017. Gartner has identified three top trends that will impact MDM programs in 2017. Data and analytics leaders must evaluate these trends against their strategic roadmaps to establish where they can benefit business objectives, or accelerate their MDM programs. While […]

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Research Corner: New Oracle Related Research Publications

by Andrew White  |  February 22, 2017

Research Corner: Highlights new research that covers, relates to, or mentions Oracle. Michael Moran and Bill O’Kane just published the Critical Capabilities for Master Data Management Solutions. Continued digitization of business serves to underscore that master data is in the critical path to successful execution of business value chains. Data and analytics leaders should employ […]

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Research Corner: New Oracle Related Research Publications

by Andrew White  |  February 22, 2017

Research Corner: Highlights new research that covers, relates to, or mentions Oracle. Jay Wilson and Julie Hopkins just published the Market Guide for Social Marketing Management. Social marketing management applications are evolving to support social marketing’s growing contribution to multichannel marketing and customer experience. Marketing leaders can use Gartner’s Market Guide to navigate this dynamic category […]

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The Role of Machine Learning on Master Data Management (MDM)

by Andrew White  |  February 22, 2017

There is a lot of hype (as you know) related to Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning and specifically deep learning (complex neural networks). You also know (if you have been keeping up with the news) that we are all users of such techniques in many every day tools.  But recently the technology has gotten a […]

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Gartner’s Data and Analytics Summit 2017 Keynote – Some thoughts

by Andrew White  |  February 20, 2017

As I sat through the keynote I made some notes to record my observations and key messages I noted.  I thought it worthwhile to share them – so here you go. Lead in the Age of Infinite Possibilities – recognizing the abundance of data, opportunity and risk and the scarcity of insight, value and success. […]

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