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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

How to Operationalize and Sustain Progress?

by Andrew White  |  April 21, 2017

I attended a Gartner internal research community today (it was the Data and Analytics Programs and Leaders group) and I asked the group of analysts if an observation of mine was an anomaly or was it being seen by others.  My observation is this… I had met in the last few weeks and months with […]

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New Research: Develop Your Artificial Intelligence Strategy Expecting These Three Trends to Shape Its Future

by Andrew White  |  April 21, 2017

Whit Andrews and Gareth Herschel just published Develop Your Artificial Intelligence Strategy Expecting These Three Trends to Shape Its Future. Artificial intelligence will become easier for humans to use, then expand its impact throughout the organization, and then serve as a new means for deeper automated interaction and integration. Application leaders responsible for AI must be […]

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Spotlight on Oracle: Security and Risk Management Software, Worldwide

by Andrew White  |  April 21, 2017

Spotlight on Oracle – Highlights new research that covers, relates to, or mentions Oracle. Deborah Kish and colleagues just published the Market Opportunity Map: Security and Risk Management Software, Worldwide. The security software market is transforming through four vectors: analytics, adoption of SaaS and managed services, expanded ecosystems, and regulations. Technology business unit leaders must realign […]

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Productivity Improvements – What We Have Been Looking For?

by Andrew White  |  April 18, 2017

An article in this week’s Economist has me all agog.  In “Algorithmic Retailing- How Otto, a German e-commerce firm uses Artificial Intelligence“, there is talk and examples of how AI helps improve the performance of current business processes and yet did not reduce the number of people involved in those processes.  The examples turn on […]

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New Research: Stream Analytics and 200 Analytics “case studies”

by Andrew White  |  April 14, 2017

Nick Heudecker and Roy Schulte just published The Five Levels of Stream Analytics — How Mature Are You? Emerging competitive pressures and market opportunities are forcing enterprises to accelerate decision making using new technologies. Data and analytics leaders must balance the acquisition of technology with their organization’s maturity in business alignment, process integration and governance. Frank […]

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In Defense of the One Page Strategy

by Andrew White  |  April 14, 2017

What is strategy? There are books galore on the topic.  I have presented many times on the topic too.  I have read widely (not enough, I admit) and continue to be amazed at both the use of the term, and the wide variations in the meaning associated with it.  The results of the lack clarity […]

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Spotlight on Oracle: Enterprise App PaaS, App Migration to IaaS and Marketing technology

by Andrew White  |  April 14, 2017

Spotlight on Oracle – Highlights new research that covers, relates to, or mentions Oracle. Traverse Clayton and Richard Watson just published Evaluation Criteria for Public Cloud Enterprise Application Platform as a Service. Technical professionals responsible for choosing a cloud platform can use this comprehensive set of criteria to assess aPaaS cloud providers and services, such as […]

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When Asking the Wrong Question Ruins the Data

by Andrew White  |  April 14, 2017

An articles headline in today’s US print edition of the Wall Street Journal would make my oldest son happy.  It reads, “Study Tells College Students to Sleep Late.”  He and I have for years argued over bedtime and sleeping late.  The article would be his arrow against my argument, if he were up early enough […]

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The Role of Education on Productivity

by Andrew White  |  April 12, 2017

Orthodoxy tells us that education standards and general level of attainment impact the effectiveness of the workforce.  Research informs us that such education also impacts the rate and success at which innovations diffuse across an industry or region.  As such education and the general level of attainment impact our ability to exploit and improve productivity. […]

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Spotlight on Oracle: Multichannel Campaign Management

by Andrew White  |  April 12, 2017

Spotlight on Oracle – Highlights new research that covers, relates to, or mentions Oracle. Adam Sarner and his colleagues just published the Magic Quadrant for Multichannel Campaign Management. Marketing leaders will find a host of new vendors in this year’s Magic Quadrant for multichannel campaign management. Vendors are focused on integrating machine learning, personalization and ad […]

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