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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: Self-Service Data Preparation Market Guide and Toolkit

by Andrew White  |  August 26, 2016

My colleague Rita Salam and others just published a couple of notes: Toolkit: Self-Service Data Preparation This Toolkit provides a filterable list of capabilities offered by self-service data preparation vendors. Data and analytic leaders will be able to shortlist vendors based on deployment models, target roles, supported capabilities, natively supported data sources and geographic region. Market […]

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New Research: How Chief Data Officers Can Make Progress With Business Stakeholders Who Don’t Engage

by Andrew White  |  August 25, 2016

My colleague’s Alan Duncan, Gareth Herschel and Thomas Oestreich,  just published this note: How Chief Data Officers Can Make Progress With Business Stakeholders Who Don’t Engage. Launching a new data and analytics initiative can be difficult at the best of times, particularly when stakeholders are reluctant to participate. Data and analytics leaders must adopt a range […]

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Announcing Gartner’s 2016 Data and Analytics Excellence Awards

by Andrew White  |  August 24, 2016

Great news!  Gartner Research is once again hosting Excellence Awards for Data and Analytics.  The scope of these excellence awards are broad and deep covering all aspects of data and analytics.  The categories for which we are inviting submissions span: Best Master Data Management Best Information Governance Best Data Management and Infrastructure Best Use of […]

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New Research: Blockchain Data Management and the Value of Digital Business

by Andrew White  |  August 23, 2016

My colleagues have just published a couple of notes.  Nick Heudecker and Saul Judah just updated this note: Experiment With Blockchains for Data Management Innovation. Blockchain technology’s data provenance features and trusted interactions could change how data is controlled, shared and governed. Although big technological hurdles remain, innovative data management opportunities are emerging. It’s time for […]

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Never Say Never – How to Become More Productive

by Andrew White  |  August 22, 2016

Only last week I had promised a final chapter on the most recent question of mine, “Are We More Productive?”  Well, never say never… I was excited to read in today’s US print edition of the Wall Street Journal, “Fed Official Calls for More Public Investment“.  The article reports how Vice Chairman, Stanley Fischer, raised […]

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Are We More Productive? – The Final Conundrum

by Andrew White  |  August 19, 2016

Last week I asked, “Are We More Productive?”  I explained that in some ways we are not, despite all our new gadgetry.  Owning or using a smart phone to do your email in bed is not being more productive; it just increase output at the same rate (as in input or effort), ruins your work/life balance, […]

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Are We More Productive? Yes, in Places We Are…..

by Andrew White  |  August 18, 2016

A few days I asked “Are we more Productive?”  I used the case of email and how they are created, read and used to argue the point that we are not increasing productivity in the office.  But I am glad to say that IT is still leading the charge in driving productivity.  There was an […]

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Chief Digital or Chief Data Officer?

by Andrew White  |  August 16, 2016

A colleague of mine at work brought this article to my attention: The New Digital Economy Scenario: The Chief Digital Officer and the Need for Strategic Digital transformation.  Its an interesting article for a number of reasons – some I can agree with and some I cannot. The Work Needs to Get Done Irrespective of the […]

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New Research: Metadata Management Magic Quadrant and MDM Implementation Roadmap

by Andrew White  |  August 16, 2016

My colleagues just published the following: Guido De Simoni and Roxane Edjlali with Magic Quadrant for Metadata Management Solutions The growing need for organizations to treat information as an asset is making metadata management strategic, driving significant growth for metadata management solutions. We evaluate nine vendors to help data and analytics leaders find the solution that […]

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Why Chief Data Officers (and you) should hoard data…maybe?

by Andrew White  |  August 15, 2016

I am working on a presentation that will be shared at our IT Symposium 2016 with a colleague of mine, Kristian Steenstrup.  The title of the presentation is “CIO: Acting Treasurer of your Company’s Information Assets”.  The idea of the presentation came to me as was trying to develop material related to how forms allocate […]

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