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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

Trusting the Masses rather than the Individual and Wealth Accrual

by Andrew White  |  April 23, 2015

I was listening to CNBC this morning and I caught the back-end of an interview that mentioned a PWC article in the Wall Street Journal.  Apparently the article was reporting how organizations like Airbnb and Uber are doing well but without reference to specific trust between the client and the supplier of the service, but […]

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Of mice and data (Policing and Video Information)

by Andrew White  |  April 10, 2015

There was an intriguing article in today’s US print edition of the Wall Street journal.  It was titled, “Police Cameras Create Problems of Their Own“.  The article explores the burgeoning growth of digital data swamping police and legal services and more and more officers are capturing more and more of their daily work.  The reason […]

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Iceland to lead the way in preventing financial bubbles!

by Andrew White  |  April 10, 2015

Monetary Reform: Iceland. One does not think of Iceland for monetary policy reform or innovation.  With a population of around 300,000 and a currency as far removed from reserve status as one can get, it is would seem a quiet backwater for such thinking.  Not any longer.  In today’s US print edition of the Financial […]

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Calling all Master Data Management Vendors – Magic Quadrant Season to Begin

by Andrew White  |  April 8, 2015

This is an “FYI” to all the Master Data Management (MDM) vendor’s out there….we will soon be kicking off our Magic Quadrant season.  We will send out the “initial vendor communication” email in the first week of May.  This will give you all the details and deadlines with respect to the two Magic Quadrants we […]

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Now you can experience this year’s Enterprise Information and MDM Summit!

by Andrew White  |  April 7, 2015

Wow- that was a busy week!  The first couple of days were all about business intelligence and analytics, then we got down to the real business of information at Gartner’s 2015 Enterprise Information and Master Data Management summary.  I just noted that our Gartner-on-demand service has gone “online” and we now offer on-demand access to […]

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Pearls of Wisdom from a Chief Data Officer

by Andrew White  |  April 3, 2015

At the close of our 2015 Enterprise Information and Master Data Management summit yesterday Deb Logan hosted a “master mind” interview with Dr. Eugene Kolker, CDO, Seattle Children’s Hospital.  It was an awesome session and I just had to tweet as many of the pearls of wisdom Gene was kind enough to throw out into the crowd. […]

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New FICO Credit Score May Lead to Unintended Consequences

by Andrew White  |  April 3, 2015

When a production plan operates with a notable proportion of the schedule ‘past due’, it appears logical to many that the way to reduce the past due backlog is to increase lead times.  The idea being that if you increase lead times, the time set aside to complete the order’s increases, so the backlog should […]

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Information is the new Source of Economic Value

by Andrew White  |  March 31, 2015

I spotted two great articles in the weekend’s US print edition of the Wall Street Journal.  I was reading the paper on my flight over to Las Vegas in preparation for our Enterprise Information and Master Data Management Summit that kicks off tomorrow morning.  The theme of the summit is “Maximize Business Value with your […]

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The Mighty Dollar – What Should We Do?

by Andrew White  |  March 27, 2015

My spider-senses are tingling.  I read this morning this week’s Economist article, The Mighty Dollar: Feeling Green, and the hairs on the back of my neck stood up.  At present I am steeped in reading numerous books and resources concerning the history and structure of global monetary behavior.  It is a most interesting topic that helps […]

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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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