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Andrew White
Research VP
8 years at Gartner
22 years IT industry

Andrew White is a Distinguished Analyst and VP. His roles include Chief of Research and Content Lead for Data and Analytics. His main research focus is data and analytics strategy, platforms, and governance. Read Full Bio

Our Data and Analytics Research Plans for 2020

by Andrew White  |  January 24, 2020

Its a New Year.  Its a new plan.  Well, not exactly.  But our research plans have evolved and been updated.  You can find out form our Key Initiative Primers exactly what we are researching this year.  Here you go: Data and Analytics Leaders Primer for 2020 Written for the Chief Data Officer, or head of […]

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Our Top 20 Most-Read Data and Analytics Research Last Week (to Jan 19)

by Andrew White  |  January 22, 2020

Click here for an interactive PDF to connect to the most read data and analytics research directly. This list excludes our branded research such as Magic Quadrants etc. Afraz Jaffri‘s first note since joining Gartner moved further up the chart last week and is our current number 1 – the most-read D&A piece of research last week […]

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Our Top 20 Most-Read Data and Analytics Research Last Week (to Jan 12)

by Andrew White  |  January 16, 2020

Click here for an interactive PDF to connect to the most read data and analytics research directly. This list excludes our branded research such as Magic Quadrants etc. Pieter den Hamer storms into top spot last week with this new note on migrating your data and analytics platform.  Its a must-read for those of you looking […]

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Our Top 20 Most-Read Data and Analytics Research Last Week (to Jan 5)

by Andrew White  |  January 14, 2020

Click here for an interactive PDF to connect to the most read data and analytics research directly. This list excludes our branded research such as Magic Quadrants etc. I (that would be me) was lucky enough to lead an effort to update our annual CDO/head of Data and Analytics Leadership Vision Deck.  This deck, with audio introduction […]

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Beyond Single Version of the Truth

by Andrew White  |  January 14, 2020

The single version of the truth can be anathema. It does not really exist and it’s not really worth the effort. But then again, what we mean by that phrase has changed. The original idea of a perfectly defined, universally agreed and accepted piece of data, or golden record, proved too expensive to maintain; if […]

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Will 2020 Be the Year of Synthetic Data?

by Andrew White  |  January 9, 2020

Digital is a reality.  It is evolving to accommodate and exploit AI to help automate work and drive innovation; and so the hype around AI and ML continues.  For an increasing number of organizations, leaders are beginning to ask, “Where is the beef?”  All the proof of concepts and investments need to start paying the […]

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Our Top 20 Most-Read Data and Analytics Research Last Week (to Dec 29)

by Andrew White  |  January 7, 2020

Click here for an interactive PDF to connect to the most read data and analytics research directly. This list excludes our branded research such as Magic Quadrants etc. Ehtisham Zaidi continues at “number 1” for a second week in a row with his note targeting the data fabric.  This will give you some inkling into new content for the […]

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Cloud Migration – Not Always Easy as Pie or Lift and Shift

by Andrew White  |  January 6, 2020

I noted a couple of stories in the press recently that show how migrating applications and their associated data to the cloud isn’t as simple as lift and shift. Sure, the marketing phrase makes the effort sound easy: what can be simpler than taking ‘process A’ from one location (i.e. on premises or in a […]

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Our Top 20 Most-Read Data and Analytics Research Last Week (to Dec 22)

by Andrew White  |  January 3, 2020

Click here for an interactive PDF to connect to the most read data and analytics research directly. This list excludes our branded research such as Magic Quadrants etc. Ehtisham Zaidi scores his third “number 1” hit of 2019 with a new note targeting the data fabric.  This will give you some inkling into new content for the […]

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Your Assumptions for 2020, Plan B and War Games

by Andrew White  |  January 3, 2020

What are the assumptions you use to base your plans for 2020? It probably makes sense to be clear what assumptions underpin your plans for the coming year.  After all, you need some foundations in place in order to take decision or create the framework on which others will take decisions.  Here are a couple […]

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