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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

How Do the Mega-Vendors’ Cloud Strategies Compare – Update

by Andrew White  |  July 14, 2017

Back in April I started to compare the mega-vendor’s revenues and strategies related to how cloud changes everything.  With Oracle’s Q4 2017 out of the way, I thought I would update the material. Cloud-based business applications, or SaaS, describe and support what a business actually does, and are therefore more important to a CEO and business […]

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New Data and Analytics Research: Event Stream Processing

by Andrew White  |  July 13, 2017

My colleagues Roy Schulte and Nick Heudecker just published the following notes: Three Ways to Derive Information From Event Streams Event stream processing is becoming a major part of business analytics. To get information from sensor data, web clickstreams, geolocation data, weather reports, market data, social media and other event streams, data and analytics leaders […]

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Spotlight on Oracle: Manufacturing Process Management and Global Retail Core Banking

by Andrew White  |  July 13, 2017

Spotlight on Oracle – Highlights new research that covers, relates to, or mentions Oracle. Rick Franzosa and Marc Halpern just published Market Guide for MPM and MbM for Discrete Manufacturing. Manufacturing process management and model-based manufacturing are emerging to enable digital manufacturing and Industrie 4.0 initiatives for supply chain leaders responsible for manufacturing technology. This document describes the […]

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Book Review: The Limits of the Market by Paul De Grauwe

by Andrew White  |  July 13, 2017

The Limits of the Market- The pendulum between government and market, Paul De Grauwe, 2017, Oxford University Press. I was thoroughly enjoying this short, simple book that was saying a lot to me with its concise and focused material.  The short book does a great job, until the last third, in explaining the theory and […]

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Spotlight on Oracle: Digital Commerce Vendor Guide

by Andrew White  |  July 13, 2017

Spotlight on Oracle – Highlights new research that covers, relates to, or mentions Oracle. Jason Daigler and colleagues just published The Gartner Digital Commerce Vendor Guide, 2017. Digital commerce is a key element of digital transformation for many companies, but successful commerce initiatives use a combination of applications. Application leaders should use this guide to understand the vendors […]

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The Role of Digital and its Impact on the IT Productivity Paradox

by Andrew White  |  July 6, 2017

I read with great interest a paper last weekend: The Coming Productivity Boom: Transforming the Physical Economy with Information, Michael Mandel and Bret Swanson.   It is now marked up all over the place which explains the level of involvement I had in agreeing and disagreeing with the authors, and the resulting follow-up with additional reading. The authors suggest […]

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Book Review: Priceless – The Myth of Fair Value (and how to take advantage of it)

by Andrew White  |  July 6, 2017

Book Review: Priceless – The Myth of Fair Value (and how to take advantage of it), William Poundstone, 2010. Will and Hang. I purchased this book due to a recommendation from either the Economist or the Wall Street Journal.  After reading it I am glad I only acquired the paperback version and I might even […]

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Chrome Browser Over Engineering?

by Andrew White  |  July 6, 2017

Have you noticed how your Chrome browser “settings” have just been “upgraded” or worse, “improved”?  I noticed last week – when I spent a few minutes looking for the settings I have to play with periodically.  You can tell when the engineers have taken over the head office when, after such an “improvement” has been […]

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The Ongoing Debate – Do Robots and AI Destroy Jobs?

by Andrew White  |  July 3, 2017

Last week there was an interesting Comment in the Financial Times (see weekend July 1-2, US print edition) by Tim Hartford (undercover economist) titled, “We are still waiting for the robot revolution“.  The piece explores the real concern, as old as we are, that machines replace people and that the new enthusiasm for AI and […]

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Governing Data to Improve Business Process and Outcome Integrity

by Andrew White  |  June 29, 2017

Increasingly I speak to clients from the perspective of line of business use of data.  As an old-time “MDM-er” this makes perfect sense.  I talk with leaders in supply chain, manufacturing, distribution, sales, marketing, procurement, operations, customer service, development, and so on.  Of course, master data sits at the center of business processes and the […]

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