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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

When Information Alone is Not Enough (to make a decision)

by Andrew White  |  March 26, 2015

The article titled, Interest rates in the euro zone: Savings disgrace (US print edition, last week’s Economist) explained nicely and clearly why information alone is often not enough to make decisions. The article points out that there is a savings interest rate differential across the euro zone.  Technically this should not even exist.  There should be […]

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Open Letter to Jack Lew – US Treasury Secretary – Concerning the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

by Andrew White  |  March 25, 2015

Open letter to Jack Lew, US Treasury Secretary Dear Sir, I write in earnest to encourage your sincere desire and willingness to recommend to the President of the United Sates and Congress that the U.S. apply as a founding member of the China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). As U.S. Treasury Secretary you are in […]

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Reinterpreting Data leads to different Forms of Information and Insight

by Andrew White  |  March 24, 2015

In last week’s US print edition of the Economist the Free Exchange article, titled The Bigger, the less fair: The growing size of firms may help explain rising inequality.  This delightful article reports on new research that suggests that larger firms tend to reward its more skilled employees more so than its lower skilled employees.  This is not […]

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Economic Minute #8 – Money Supply and Why it Matters

by Andrew White  |  March 24, 2015

M1 (and M3, for that matter) sounds like a code name for a James Bond fan but it is in fact an important metric that once was monitored much more closely than today.  In the 1980’s and early 1990’s monetarist’s used the volume and growth of money supply as a proxy for economic health. M1 and […]

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The UK’s Productivity Puzzle (and how IT can help)

by Andrew White  |  March 20, 2015

After blogging only the other day about the importance of productivity over employment to the U.S. economy (see Economic Minute #7: The Growth that Doesn’t Satisfy), I noted with some humble pie the exact same argument, but for the UK, in this week’s US print edition of the Economist. In “Britain: The Economy and productivity- […]

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How Information Can Upend Industries

by Andrew White  |  March 20, 2015

We noted in our Enterprise Information and Master Data Management 2015 summit keynote (last week in London) how information is threatening to upend numerous industries.  I mentioned how my own blood pressure monitoring changed the frequency of my “check-ups” with my GP.  In the US print edition of the Economist there was a great article […]

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Last Chance to Register for Gartner’s Enterprise Information and MDM Summit 2015

by Andrew White  |  March 19, 2015

Last chance to register! View the updated agenda. Gartner Enterprise Information & Master Data Management Summit 2015 is just around the corner, and we don’t want you to miss out. Join us April 1 – 2, in Las Vegas, NV, and learn to turn your enterprise information into revenue — preparing your business for success […]

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American Economic Growth not all that Bad – its official

by Andrew White  |  March 19, 2015

I blogged yesterday (See Economic Minute #7: The Growth that Doesn’t Satisfy)  concerning the current US “secular stagnation” and I conclude that I believe it will persist.  I noted in this weeks Economist an article that suggests otherwise.  I thought it fair to point it out, to cover both sides of the argument.  Here is the Economist article: […]

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Digital Ethics & Humanism – Central to Information Governance for the Digital Business

by Andrew White  |  March 18, 2015

I noted an article today in TechTarget asking, “How Often Should we do a Comprehensive Security Exam?”  I thought this was a valid and useful question.  It is not exactly new, though current pressures vis a vis security make this more pressing and urgent.  But the headline triggered an important idea in my mind. It […]

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Economic Minute #7: The Growth that doesn’t Satisfy

by Andrew White  |  March 18, 2015

Recent news suggest the U.S. economy is recovering.  The lead headline article in the WSJ weekend edition March 7-8 noted, “Brisk Jobs Growth Puts Fed on Notice“.  This was in reference payroll data showing improvement in employment: now 12 consecutive months of more than 200,000 jobs have been added to the economy.  The “on notice” refers […]

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