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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: Analytics and Business Intelligence Modernization Primer for 2017

by Andrew White  |  January 20, 2017

My colleague Gareth Herschel just published Analytics and Business Intelligence Modernization Primer for 2017. The 2017 analytics research agenda is driven by our clients’ business needs for ubiquitous and sophisticated analysis to enable the digital business transformation. This change will require that data and analytics leaders successfully implement new strategies, roles and tools. This is an […]

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New Research: Magic Quadrant for Master Data Management Solutions

by Andrew White  |  January 20, 2017

My colleagues Bill O’Kane, Michael Moran and Teri Palanca just published the Magic Quadrant for Master Data Management Solutions. This new Magic Quadrant addresses the current focus of the MDM market on all-encompassing solutions as more clients recognize their digital business platform should be built on trusted master data. It will help data and analytics leaders […]

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Oracle Cloud Strategy

by Andrew White  |  January 20, 2017

This week I attended an Oracle event put together for industry analysts.  I have attended these kinds of events off and on over the years and they are very useful.  This Oracle event was focused on its Cloud strategy, but it was not part of the public Oracle CloudWorld event also held in NYC.  This […]

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Book Review: The Case Against Sugar, Gary Taubes, Knopf, 2016.

by Andrew White  |  January 19, 2017

This small and well written book is a fascinating read.  Mr. Taubes explores nutritional and human biological history to good effect, creating what looks like a strong case for those that argue that sugar is public health enemy number 1.  His argument seem to make sense; how nutritional innovation and advice to the public evolved […]

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What Effective Information Stewardship Would Have Done

by Andrew White  |  January 19, 2017

Innovation is alive and well and continues to amaze me. I was attending a vendor briefing today with my colleague, Saul Judah, and we were listening to a vendor who was telling us about their offering.  It focuses on (and I paraphrase) stewardship (as in policy enforcement) of data flowing from source systems like ERP, […]

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New Research: Data and Analytics Programs Primer for 2017

by Andrew White  |  January 16, 2017

I just published Data and Analytics Programs Primer for 2017. The convergence of data and analytics is driving business value and changing decision-making processes enterprise-wide. Data and analytics leaders need to exploit new opportunities therein and adapt their strategies for successful digital business transformation. These notes – Primers – are written for each agenda or key […]

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Adding Data to People, Process, and Technology

by Andrew White  |  January 12, 2017

The old adage, “people, process and technology” is as old as I am – probably you too.  In fact I suspect we will all likely call on this adage in at least one work-related meeting or dialog every week or so.  We are told, over and over, that everything comes down to, “people, process and […]

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Book Review: An Extraordinary Time – The End of the Post War Boom and the Return of the Ordinary Economy, by Marc Levinson

by Andrew White  |  January 11, 2017

This is a reasonable book, easy to read, written more as a history of what happened, rather than than explanation for why stuff happened.  The early part of the book follows a chronological story line and explores various economies that seemed to have performed well, productivity speaking.  It’s a good history but that’s about it. […]

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New Research: What the CDO Needs to Know about AI and Applied Infonomics

by Andrew White  |  December 19, 2016

My colleagues Jamie Popkin and Doug Laney just published (with help from their friends) two existing pieces of research: Chief Data Officer Desk Reference for Artificial Intelligence Artificial intelligence is a booming technology area with wide-ranging impacts on digital business transformation. Data and analytics leaders, specifically CDOs, should use this reference to plan for what […]

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New Research: Toolkit: Operations Intelligence Platform Vendor Selection

by Andrew White  |  December 13, 2016

My colleague Roy Schulte and friends just published Toolkit: Operations Intelligence Platform Vendor Selection. This Toolkit provides a filterable list of capabilities offered by operations intelligence platform vendors. Data and analytic leaders can shortlist vendors based on vertical industry, application type, analytics and rule-processing capabilities, natively supported interfaces, and geographic region. While you can “rate” this […]

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