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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

Spotlight on Oracle: HCM Suites Magic Quadrant

by Andrew White  |  August 16, 2017

Spotlight on Oracle – Highlights new research that covers or relates to Oracle. Ron Hanscome and colleagues just published the Magic Quadrant for Cloud HCM Suites for Midmarket and Large Enterprises. HCM suites enable core HR, payroll, talent, workforce management and HR service delivery processes. Application leaders in entities with over 1,000 workers and emerging global needs that […]

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Spotlight on Oracle: Data Center Hardware Integrated Systems, Market Share Analysis

by Andrew White  |  August 15, 2017

Spotlight on Oracle – Highlights new research that covers or relates to Oracle. Naveen Mishra and colleagues just published the Market Share Analysis: Data Center Hardware Integrated Systems, Worldwide, 1Q17. The hyperconverged integrated system market witnessed strong year-over-year growth of 48.2% during 1Q17. Technology strategic planners at data center providers should calibrate their strategies to gain market share. […]

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Your Biggest Data Asset is Free

by Andrew White  |  August 15, 2017

I spied a ruling in today’s US print edition of the Wall Street Journal.   It was titled, ‘LinkedIn Suffers Defeat in Data Case‘.  The case concerns LinkedIn’s attempt at stopping a start-up from scraping public data from the LinkedIn site.  The data is publicly posted data by LinkedIn members.   It seems that a […]

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New Data and Analytics Research: Information Asset Management

by Andrew White  |  August 14, 2017

My colleague Doug Laney just published the Generally Accepted Information Principles for Improved Information Asset Management. Data and analytics leaders should draw on established asset management practices in establishing a set of practicable information tenets. This research will help promote the treatment of information as a true asset, leading to its improved utility. This is a […]

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WebMD Shows Why Data Gravity Begets Business Process Gravity

by Andrew White  |  August 14, 2017

You have probably read or heard about data gravity.  I first learned about it a couple of years ago when my colleague, Alan Dayley, was explaining how amassing data to comply with retention policies was creating a self-feeding problem: the more you kept data around, the more data you collected.  In other words as data […]

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Top 5 Emerging Next Practices for Getting More from Your Data

by Andrew White  |  August 11, 2017

In preparation for our upcoming Gartner Symposium season I thought it might be interesting and helpful to share my current top 5 emerging best practices for Enterprise Information Management – EIM – a program used to get more from all your data and analytics initiatives such as Master Data Management, BI/analytics, application data management, or […]

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New Data and Analytics Research: Metadata Management, BI Platforms, Strategy and SAS Visual Analytics

by Andrew White  |  August 11, 2017

Guido De Simoni and Roxane Edjlali just published the Magic Quadrant for Metadata Management Solutions. The growing need for organizations to inventory and leverage data assets continues to drive strategic initiatives on metadata management and the growth of its solutions. Data and analytics leaders can reference this vendor evaluation to find the most appropriate solution for […]

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Spotlight on Oracle: HCM Suites and Oracle Cloud Applications

by Andrew White  |  August 11, 2017

Spotlight on Oracle – Highlights new research that covers or relates to Oracle. Melanie Lougee and Mike Burden just published the Market Guide for HCM Suite Applications. The vendor landscape for broad suites of human capital management solutions is complex. Application leaders transforming HCM and developing an end-to-end technology strategy should use this Market Guide to identify appropriate […]

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New Data and Analytics Research: Staffing the Office of the CDO and Overcoming Roadblocks

by Andrew White  |  August 11, 2017

Mario Faria and colleagues just updated their Staffing the Office of the CDO. The office of the chief data officer frequently has limited staffing, which hinders its ability to achieve organizationwide objectives. To staff key activities, data and analytics leaders should focus role and hiring decisions on digital business priorities and goals. Mario and colleagues also […]

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Spotlight on Oracle: Oracle Vendor Rating

by Andrew White  |  August 11, 2017

After a long break we just published the new Oracle Vendor Rating. Oracle’s transition to a cloud-centric vendor continues, replicating the strength of its on-premises technology in the cloud. It now supports strong cloud-based business applications for core business processes and continues to bring to market new and updated offerings across its broad portfolio. While […]

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