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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: CDO’s Handbook; Enterprise Metadata Management, and Analytic Capabilities

by Andrew White  |  May 8, 2017

My colleague Guido De Simoni just published Use Enterprise Metadata Management to Extend Information Governance to Analytics. Enterprise metadata management is key to the efficient and effective reuse of analytics across the organization. Data and analytics leaders must therefore expand metadata initiatives beyond traditional information governance to drive analytics consistency. Enterprise Metadata Management is not the […]

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Spotlight on Oracle: S&OP, Digital Marketing Hubs, Identity Governance, and SAP Customers running Oracle DBMS

by Andrew White  |  May 8, 2017

Spotlight on Oracle – Highlights new research that covers, relates to, or mentions Oracle. Tim Payne just published the Magic Quadrant for Sales and Operations Planning Systems of Differentiation. This Magic Quadrant examines the main vendors that provide S&OP systems of differentiation. Supply chain leaders in IT can use this report when evaluating and selecting such […]

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The Economist Front Page this week: The World’s Most Valuable Resource – Data

by Andrew White  |  May 8, 2017

I had a great weekend – I hope you did do. Mine got off to a great start when I spied the title of this week’s Economist: The World’s Most Valuable Resource – Data and the new rules of competition.  I dove into the leader and accompanying article with relish (and a good, warm, mug of coffee).  Here are […]

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What Role Integration in Digital Transformation?

by Andrew White  |  May 4, 2017

I was on a briefing with a vendor that is a well-known integration vendor.  They offer a platform that is cloud-based which supports application integration (operational data), data integration (analytical data), along with various other hybrid methods, approaches and use-cases.  It’s a broad, well known and respected platform. I asked a question of the VP […]

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Do Dreams Control You or Do You Control Your Dreams?

by Andrew White  |  May 3, 2017

So I woke up this morning with a bad back – you know – one of those aching pains in my lower right back, off toward the hip.  It is hurting a little even now as I stand and write this blog.  But there is a funny story attached to how I hurt my back. […]

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How Much Master Data is there in the World?

by Andrew White  |  May 1, 2017

A vendor sent me an email a few weeks ago and asked, “How much master data does an organization have?”   Well, that’s a pretty big question for a pretty big topic that ends up being a whole lot of small data. I thought I could answer the question so I jotted down my ideas and […]

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Book Review: Strategy in the American War of Independence

by Andrew White  |  May 1, 2017

Book Review: Strategy in the American War of Independence, edited by Donald Stoker and others, 2010, Routledge. This excellent set of short but focused studies looks at the Revolutionary War from many different perspective, which breaks down into many different interested constituents.   For example, American naval strategy, British naval strategy, Loyalists, the French, the […]

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New Research: Data Quality and Data Integration for IoT

by Andrew White  |  April 28, 2017

My colleagues Eric Thoo and Ted Friedman just published Align Data Integration and Data Quality to Strengthen IoT Solutions. Internet of Things solutions typically involve the real-time flow of data across a multitude of platforms, and a need to ensure that the data gathered meets business expectations at each step. Application leaders must address new […]

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Spotlight on Oracle: Markdown Optimization and Digital Disruptors

by Andrew White  |  April 28, 2017

Spotlight on Oracle – Highlights new research that covers, relates to, or mentions Oracle. Robert Hetu just published the Market Guide for Unified Price, Promotion and Markdown Optimization Applications. Product pricing is a critical component of the customer cross-channel experience, but the promise of unified price, promotion and markdown optimization is elusive. Retail CIOs can use […]

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New Research: Delivering Digital Business Value Using Practical Hybrid Transactional/Analytical Processing

by Andrew White  |  April 28, 2017

My colleagues Adam Ronthal and Roxane Edjlali just published Delivering Digital Business Value Using Practical Hybrid Transactional/Analytical Processing. The convergence of information infrastructure for operational and analytics data management is enabling new use cases that demand real-time analytics, but data and analytics leaders struggle to understand how emerging technology and architectures enable digital business. We discuss […]

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