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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

Lack of Data Can Stymie Important Decisions – For Anyone

by Andrew White  |  September 22, 2017

I could not resist this one.  I spotted a press release from the IMF about “data gaps” so I didn’t think long – I clicked on the link (SB and IMF Report on Progress with G20 Data Gaps Initiative). My joy was rewarded in that I can talk about my favorite topics together – economics and data. […]

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New Data and Analytics Research: Analytics, dashboards, sharing data and data integration

by Andrew White  |  September 22, 2017

Melissa Davis and Jorgen Heizenberg just published Optimize Business Processes With Domain Analytics: Lessons From the 2017 Analytics Excellence Awards. Analytics that are process- or industry-specific — domain analytics — leverage business-user expertise to create new insights and improve decisions. Lessons from the 2017 Gartner Excellence Award winners can help data and analytics leaders build domain analytics […]

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Spotlight on Oracle: Public Cloud Services, Market Share and Critical Capabilities

by Andrew White  |  September 22, 2017

Spotlight on Oracle – Highlights new research that covers or relates to Oracle.  For an overall view of Oracle, check out the new Oracle Vendor Rating. Sid Nag and colleagues just published Market Share Analysis: Public Cloud Services, Worldwide, 2016. Worldwide public cloud service market growth continues, driven by digital business initiatives, data center consolidations and application migrations to […]

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The Battle for the Cloud Has Not Even Started Yet

by Andrew White  |  September 20, 2017

I sat with a client yesterday who asked me a question about the cloud.  The question was innocuous enough: “If I had a choice, why would I build anything, if I can get it in the cloud?”  It was a fair question.  But was it the right question? This was a large manufacturer with several […]

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New Data and Analytics Research: Modernizing Your Data Integration Architecture for Digital Business

by Andrew White  |  September 19, 2017

Ehtisham Zaidi and colleagues just published Modernize Your Data Integration Architecture for Digital Business by Combining Data Delivery Styles. Providing data optimally remains a major challenge for data and analytics leaders. Rather than stick with rigid data integration architectures, they should learn from the efforts of successful companies that are achieving agility and cost optimization by […]

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New Data and Analytics Research: Data Teams Org Principles and Key Skills for Data and Analytics

by Andrew White  |  September 19, 2017

My colleagues Peter Krensky and Alex Linden just published Organizational Principles for Placing Data Science and Machine Learning Teams. Organizations of all sizes are scrambling to hire data science and machine learning talent. Data and analytics leaders should understand the advantages and disadvantages of common organizational approaches to data science as part of their larger analytics […]

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Spotlight on Oracle: Q1FY18 Earnings Analysis & Where Marketers Get Customer Related Data

by Andrew White  |  September 18, 2017

Spotlight on Oracle – Highlights new research that covers or relates to Oracle.  For an overall view of Oracle, check out the new Oracle Vendor Rating. Adam Woodyer just published Gartner Invest Analyst Insight: Oracle Opportunity Remains. Fiscal 1Q18 was Oracle’s strongest revenue growth quarter since August 2011. Despite what will likely be a tepid reaction to 2Q18 revenue […]

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Being an Information Company and the Value of Data

by Andrew White  |  September 18, 2017

  In today’s US print edition of the Wall Street Journal there was an interesting Opinion piece by Mark Mills, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and research fellow at Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering.  In ‘The Cyber Age Has Hardly Begun‘ Mr. Mills calls out the different way in which the investor […]

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The Digital Economy is Making us Worse Off. Apparently.

by Andrew White  |  September 15, 2017

I was caught in a three way mind-meld this morning.  I was just writing an email to a work colleague about a book I just came across.  More than a book, it’s a representation of an idea about “productive knowledge” and how diversity and ease of assembly and recombination drives (or describes?) complex economies.  As […]

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How Effective is your Organization at Leveraging Data and Analytics?

by Andrew White  |  September 8, 2017

I hosted a Gartner Webinar earlier this week that explored latest best practices for Enterprise Information Management – a program whereby an organization seeks to exploit increased business value from data and analytics.  EIM helps you align, link and leverage people, process, data and technology.  But despite our best efforts, we still have a lot […]

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