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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

Cool Vendors in Data and Analytics 2017

by Andrew White  |  May 24, 2017

Myself along with colleagues just published the Cool Vendors in Information Governance and MDM. Data and analytics leaders struggle to leverage data to drive innovation and govern their information assets effectively. New approaches suggest disruptive efforts to drive both innovation and effective governance will change the economics and complexity of innovation.   Peter Krensky and […]

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Spotlight on Oracle: Market Share Analysis DBMS Worldwide, 2016

by Andrew White  |  May 23, 2017

Spotlight on Oracle – Highlights new research that covers, relates to, or mentions Oracle. Terilyn Palanca just published Market Share Analysis: DBMS, Worldwide, 2016. Strong growth of 8.1% in the 2016 DBMS market was driven by organizations expanding their data management portfolio, bringing in new cloud dbPaaS and semi-structured DBMS offerings. Technology strategic planners must adapt […]

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New Data and Analytics Research: Chief Data Officers and Logical Data Warehouse

by Andrew White  |  May 22, 2017

Alan Duncan and colleagues just published Chief Data Officers Must Foster Trusted Relationships Using Data and Analytics. Trust between parties is crucial to driving value yet hard to characterize, especially when the algorithms used for digital business are opaque. Data and analytics leaders should foster trust in digital business relationships by assessing their solutions by six […]

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Spotlight on Oracle: ERP Manufacturing and Operations Software, Worldwide, 2016

by Andrew White  |  May 22, 2017

Spotlight on Oracle – Highlights new research that covers, relates to, or mentions Oracle. Nigel Montgomery just published Market Snapshot: ERP Manufacturing and Operations Software, Worldwide, 2016. The manufacturing and operations software market continues to grow slowly, with negligent uptake of SaaS. Application leaders, armed with a postmodern ERP strategy, must pursue a path of MO […]

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My Master Data Management Client Key Research List

by Andrew White  |  May 19, 2017

I often send links to key notes for core topics, such as Master Data Management, to clients.  In fact many analysts maintain their own set of “key lists”.  So I thought I would share my MDM list for clients.  Updated May 22nd 2017. All you wanted to know about MDM and more! Before You Start: […]

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The Limits and Future of Productivity Growth

by Andrew White  |  May 16, 2017

Ignoring the politics, a front page article in today’s US print edition of the Wall Street Journal says it all: Labor Force Poses Limits to 3% Growth.  The challenge of course is how to increase economic growth such that increased profits and resulting taxes help pay for potentially crippling costs in the future as the […]

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Spotlight on Oracle: Market Trends – Database Security, Worldwide, 2017

by Andrew White  |  May 11, 2017

Spotlight on Oracle – Highlights new research that covers, relates to, or mentions Oracle. Deborah Kish and Brian Lowans just published Market Trends: Database Security, Worldwide, 2017. Relational databases continue to be a prime target for data thieves, and security vulnerabilities are compounded by the adoption of big data platforms, such as Hadoop, and NoSQL databases […]

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New Research: New Pricing Models for Cloud DBMSs Provide Cost Optimization Opportunities

by Andrew White  |  May 11, 2017

Adam Ronthal and his colleagues just published New Pricing Models for Cloud DBMSs Provide Cost Optimization Opportunities. DBMS services in the cloud come with a wide range of financial models, which can be challenging for data and analytics leaders to assess. In this research, we demonstrate how to map the correct financial models to specific use […]

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The Inflated Price of Perfect Information

by Andrew White  |  May 9, 2017

If you think about this long enough you realize that one of the cherished economic principles of the market and pricing has a fallacy.  Price is meant to signal the potential future value or economic benefit a thing or service may bestow upon its user or owner.  If the market as a whole believes that the future […]

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Spotlight on Oracle: IaaS and PaaS

by Andrew White  |  May 8, 2017

Spotlight on Oracle – Highlights new research that covers, relates to, or mentions Oracle. Lydia Leong just published Technology Insight for Integrated IaaS and PaaS. Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders can obtain greater agility and cost-efficiency from public cloud service providers whose capabilities cover the spectrum from infrastructure as a service through platform as a […]

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