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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

New Research: Market Guide for Master Data Management (MDM) External Service Providers

by Andrew White  |  March 23, 2017

My colleague Bill O’Kane and others just published the Market Guide for MDM External Service Providers. External service providers of master data management solutions provide substantial value in helping organizations develop strong foundations for their digital strategies. Data and analytics leaders should use this research to identify and engage with best-fit providers, based on their […]

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Research Corner: New research that covers, relates to, or mentions Oracle: Identity Governance and Audit and Protection.

by Andrew White  |  March 23, 2017

Research Corner: Highlights new research that covers, relates to, or mentions Oracle. Lori Robinson just published the Evaluation Criteria for Identity Governance and Administration. This document provides a comprehensive set of evaluation criteria for assessing identity governance and administration offerings. Technical professionals focused on identity and access management can use this research to help formulate an […]

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Research Corner: New research that covers, relates to, or mentions Oracle: Disaster Recovery and Oracle Software Audits

by Andrew White  |  March 20, 2017

Research Corner: Highlights new research that covers, relates to, or mentions Oracle. Lowell Shulman just published Comparing Three Approaches to AWS-Based Disaster Recovery. Many organizations investigate using IaaS public clouds as DR locations rather than building or using an existing secondary data center. Technical professionals focused on BCM/DR must choose the appropriate deployment approach when using […]

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Comparing Master Data Management (MDM) with Application Data Management (ADM)

by Andrew White  |  March 19, 2017

We are fast approaching our new Hype Cycle season and as we do, analyst are want to explore what’s going on in the market around them.  One tactical nut that we are looking at, in the MDM team, concerns application data management.  First, let’s be clear what this is. MDM is a business-led, IT-enabled discipline […]

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New Research: Storytelling to Increase your Data Literacy and Customer Data Hubs

by Andrew White  |  March 17, 2017

My colleague James Richardson just published Use Three Elements of Data Storytelling for Maximum Impact. Storytelling is an ancient human skill, but using data to tell stories is relatively new. Data and analytics leaders need to know how data storytelling works to ensure that their organization is using this form of insight delivery to engage business […]

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Research Corner: New research that covers, relates to, or mentions Oracle: Data Management Solutions for Analytics

by Andrew White  |  March 17, 2017

Research Corner: Highlights new research that covers, relates to, or mentions Oracle.   Rick Greenwald and colleagues just published the Critical Capabilities for Data Management Solutions for Analytics. Data management solutions for analytics are evolving rapidly, with new deployment scenarios, data sources and analytics requirements driving the market. Data and analytics leaders can use this research […]

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Research Corner: New research that covers, relates to, or mentions Oracle: Partner Relationship Management

by Andrew White  |  March 15, 2017

Research Corner: Highlights new research that covers, relates to, or mentions Oracle.   Ilona Hansen and Jenny Sussin just published Establish Communities to Better Engage Sales Partners. Sales partners are faced with an increasing number of producers competing for their mind share. Application leaders at producer organizations should establish communities inside their PRM portal to increase […]

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Research Corner: New research that covers, relates to, or mentions Oracle: Mobile Marketing Platforms Market Guide

by Andrew White  |  March 13, 2017

Research Corner: Highlights new research that covers, relates to, or mentions Oracle. Mike McGuire just published the Market Guide for Mobile Marketing Platforms. As digital marketing strategies center on mobile interactions, marketing leaders need to have the right set of technology platforms to track, measure and optimize their mobile campaigns. While you can “rate” this note online, […]

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The Changing Face (and Scope) of the Chief Digital Officer

by Andrew White  |  March 13, 2017

It’s all in name.  Or so we thought.  At our recent Data and Analytics Summit we presented a new session titled, “Reimaging your Data and Analytics Organization for Digital Business” and in that deck we talked about the roles of chief digital officer and chief data officer.  What once had been a slowly evolving non-issue […]

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Gartner Data and Analytics Summit Texas, US, March 9 2017 – Day 5 – In the Mind of an Analyst

by Andrew White  |  March 10, 2017

I started the day feeling bad.  My voice sounds pretty rough and week so I asked my colleague Saul Judah to take my presentation at 10.30am today.  I actually started the day at 8am with my “data hub” presentation.  The room was very busy and I tried to get through without losing much enthusiasm for […]

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