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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: Critical Capabilities for Data Quality Tools

by Andrew White  |  December 9, 2016

My colleague Mei Selvage and friends just published Critical Capabilities for Data Quality Tools. ata quality vendors are competing in frontiers driven by big data and information governance, while continuing to support familiar use cases such as data integration and migration. Data and analytics leaders need to explore diverse capabilities to support traditional and emerging use […]

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Are we Out of Big Ideas?

by Andrew White  |  December 8, 2016

  I was greeted yesterday morning with my two favorite newspapers, the FT and WSJ.  Lo and behold I saw on the front page of the WSJ an article of the same name as this blog.  The article was, of course, about my favorite topic: productivity and IT’s role in it. First a refresher in […]

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New Research: Toolkit: BI and Analytics Platform RFP

by Andrew White  |  December 8, 2016

My colleague Cindi Howson and friends just published Toolkit: BI and Analytics Platform RFP. This request for proposal template will give data and analytics leaders a head start in defining and prioritizing required capabilities when selecting a modern business intelligence and analytics platform vendor. This excellent toolkit provides a “fast track” method to help you define […]

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New Research: Modernize Your Information Infrastructure to Support Bimodal IT

by Andrew White  |  December 6, 2016

My colleagues Ted Friedman and Roxane Edjlali just published Modernize Your Information Infrastructure to Support Bimodal IT. Bimodal IT needs a modern approach to data management technology. Data and analytics leaders must shift from application-specific monoliths to dynamic, reusable infrastructure, extend capabilities, introduce new technologies with a focus on openness, and accept distribution of data and […]

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The Challenges of Artificial Intelligence

by Andrew White  |  December 6, 2016

Fascinating article in Monday’s Business and Finance section of the US print edition of the Wall Street Journal titled, Artificial Intelligence Has a Way to Go.  The article comments on Angela Bassett, head of data science team at energy-intelligence-software company EnerNOC Inc.  I don’t know Angela or the vendor but her points, highlighted in the […]

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New Research: Predicts 2017: Analytics Strategy and Technology

by Andrew White  |  December 5, 2016

My colleague Kurt Schlegel and friends just published Predicts 2017: Analytics Strategy and Technology. Data and analytics leaders will increasingly benefit from the automation of data science tasks to make both professional and citizen data scientists more productive. This trend will help overcome the skills gap, but also requires increased governance of how analytic content is […]

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The Myth of Self Service BI Governance

by Andrew White  |  December 5, 2016

I read with great interest this article (Business Should Work with IT to get Self-service BI Governance Right) since it relates to a hot interaction that we are researching right now: that being the overlap and intersection of information government, always and every time a business concern, and how analytics are governed (in a BI/analytics […]

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New Research: How to Overcome Business Bypassing IT for Analytical Solutions

by Andrew White  |  December 5, 2016

My colleague Jorgen Heizenberg just published How to Overcome Business Bypassing IT for Analytical Solutions. Business leaders are buying external analytical solutions, and in the process bypassing internal IT. Data and analytics leaders should establish a new working relationship with them to ensure that analytics objectives are enterprisewide and aligned with other business units. This note […]

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Want to know more about data and analytics?

by Andrew White  |  December 2, 2016

Did you know that our team sports four agenda?  Each one has its own “landing page” where you, as a Gartner seat-holder (required to access the following pages), get content targeted to your role and focus.  This is a different way to interact with our analysts and research content.  Our four agenda are as follows: […]

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Shhh – Don’t tell anyone but I am a closet “analytics” analyst!

by Andrew White  |  November 30, 2016

I was presenting to a client today on the topic of, “How to Build and Sustain an Effective Data and Analytics Strategy”.  This is a topic I present on regularly and the topic of developing a business-relevant strategy for D&A is very hot.  It is hot for a number of reasons: Too often “IT strategies” are […]

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