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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: Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms

by Andrew White  |  February 5, 2016

My colleagues, led by Josh Parenteau, just published this: Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms.   The BI and analytics platform market’s multiyear shift from IT-led enterprise reporting to business-led self-service analytics has passed the tipping point. Most new buying is of modern, business-user-centric platforms forcing a new market perspective, significantly reordering the […]

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The Measure of Mistakes and the Meaning of Metrics

by Andrew White  |  February 5, 2016

What an opportunity – I can muse on data and analytics while at the same time on economics. I have argued before that inflation is running at a higher rate than the number publicly reported and used by the Fed to guide the setting of monetary policy.  There have been claims that an ‘oil dividend‘ […]

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The Impact of Cloud on MDM and Vice Versa – Care to Adjudicate with the Analysts?

by Andrew White  |  February 3, 2016

I am so looking forward to our upcoming Summit Season.  It seems I will be speaking and helping in both our Enterprise Information and MDM summits both in London, UK as well as in Texas, USA. Here is a little ditty from a colleague of mine, Saul Judah, on the impact of cloud on MDM.  And […]

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New Research: Use Product Content to Improve Customer Engagement and Increase Conversion

by Andrew White  |  February 3, 2016

My colleague, Jennifer Polk, just published this note: Use Product Content to Improve Customer Engagement and Increase Conversion. Customers turn to the “digital shelf” for comprehensive and compelling content to help them make purchase decisions. Marketers have an opportunity to lead in this area by using product content to attract, engage and convert buyers. Read […]

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New Research: How to Overcome Critical Roadblocks to Succeed as Chief Data Officer

by Andrew White  |  January 28, 2016

My colleagues, Mario Faria, Jamie Popkin and Deb Logan, just published a new note: How to Overcome Critical Roadblocks as Chief Data Officer. Enterprises are appointing chief data officers to lead information and analytics initiatives that will exploit the value of information assets. However, there is often resistance to these initiatives, and CDOs must identify […]

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New Research: Shift From a Project to an Asset Perspective to Properly Value and Fund IT Investments

by Andrew White  |  January 26, 2016

My colleagues Michael Smith and Doug Laney just published this note:  Shift From a Project to an Asset Perspective to Properly Value and Fund IT Investments. As IT grows more pervasive, new investments require greater integration, security and life cycle management. This note frames the argument for CIOs to develop new funding models and treat IT […]

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Join us at the first program designed specifically for Chief Data Officers

by Andrew White  |  January 25, 2016

Where: Gartner Enterprise Information & Master Data Management Summit 2016, Grapevine, Texas (Dallas area) When: March 16 – 18, 2016 Created exclusively* for the most senior data and analytics leaders, this program features brand-new Gartner research and the findings of the first annual Gartner Chief Data Officer (CDO) Survey. Use this unique opportunity to engage with Gartner analysts and your CDO […]

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More on the algorithm economy – near you!

by Andrew White  |  January 22, 2016

Coming from the UK, one is amazed at the inefficiencies involved with buying and selling a house in the US.  The fees charged for rather simple, low skill, overly bureaucratic work between agents and others involved in the US system, at least in Georgia, are a waste.  In the UK the fees involved, for much […]

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The Algorithm Economy Will Start a Huge Wave of Innovation

by Andrew White  |  January 21, 2016

A college of mine, Alex Linden, was quoted in a Gartner press release focusing on The Algorithm Economy.  I thought it was worth referencing.  In fact we will be talking more on the topic at our upcoming summit series on Business Intelligence, Information Management and Analytics, in: Sydney, Australia, Feb 22-23 London, England, Feb 29-March 1, […]

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How to Explain Information Governance and Stewardship – An Update

by Andrew White  |  January 19, 2016

I have used soccer (Football, to the rest of the world) metaphors for my work for years.  One such metaphor concerns a method to explain to non-IT audience what information governance and stewardship is.  Several years I explained: Policy setting (i.e. Governance) is like what FIFA, the US Soccer Federation and Georgia (where I live) […]

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