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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

Data and Analytics Hype Cycles for 2020 Just Published!

by Andrew White  |  August 7, 2020

Here is a reference to the range and breadth of data and analytics hype in the market.  Start by understanding how to use and read a hype cycle.  Enjoy! Hype Cycle for Enterprise Information Management, 2020 Hype around data and analytics continues at fever pitch, driven in part by increased demands related to COVID-19. Yet organizations […]

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Our Top 20 Most-Read Data and Analytics Research Last Week (to Aug 2)

by Andrew White  |  August 5, 2020

Click here for an interactive PDF to connect to the notes directly. Last week Rita Sallam’s note, Top 10 Trends in Data and Analytics, 2020, clawed its way back to the number 1 spot. It was last week’s most-read piece of research across data and analytics excluding branded research such as Magic Quadrants.  This is the […]

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EU Data Strategy: Helping Themselves

by Andrew White  |  August 4, 2020

I read the EU Data Strategy some weeks ago. The document was made available for public comment. I posted to my blog some comments and challenges I felt it contained back in March: The Value of Data. The biggest challenge of all is that the EU is seeking to create a market for data. There […]

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Our Top 20 Most-Read Data and Analytics Research Last Week (to July 26)

by Andrew White  |  July 28, 2020

Click here for an interactive PDF to connect to the notes directly. Another cracking week – last week saw 7 new entries inside the top 20 most-read D&A research notes ignoring branded research such as Magic Quadrants.  The previous week was a record with 9 new entries!  Last week Erick Brethenoux’s new note, What Is Artificial Intelligence? […]

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New Data and Analytics Special Report: Cost Optimization for Chief Data Officers and D&A Leaders

by Andrew White  |  July 28, 2020

Gartner’s Data and Analytics leaders team, led by Mike Rollings, just published a new Special Report: Cost Optimization and Risk Reduction Approaches for Data and Analytics Leaders: A Gartner Trend Insight Report. Jarring economic disruption and uncertainty makes the road ahead difficult to anticipate. In response, data and analytics leaders must optimize costs and reduce […]

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Changing my Tune: On Strategy

by Andrew White  |  July 28, 2020

Even before the COVID-19 Reset our advice concerning development of data and analytics strategy was focused on an outcome-based approach. Three years ago, we suggested that D&A strategy had been seen through three lenses: As a service (Business user: “Please get me this report by Thursday.”) More consultative (D&A leader: “Hey, three departments are asking […]

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The Hidden Costs of Innovation

by Andrew White  |  July 28, 2020

In last weekends US print edition of the Financial Times there was an interesting article I would like to review. It was titled, “We fall for the new, but not all things old are obsolete” written by the FTs undercover economist Tim Hartford. In a nutshell the article compares the use and success of two […]

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When Maverick Research (on Data Privacy) Becomes Real Actionable

by Andrew White  |  July 24, 2020

Our Maverick Research program is a vehicle to provide a path for analysts to develop ideas that are, shall we say, a little iffy.  What I mean to say is that we explore the edges of current research and peer into the future and often promote a point of view where our underlying data is […]

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

by Andrew White  |  July 22, 2020

Click here for an interactive PDF to connect to the notes directly. Wow, what a week that was!  We saw 9 brand new entries into the top 20 most-read pieces of research across data and analytics excluding branded content such as Magic Quadrants.  James Richardson’s new note, What If More People Could Ask “What If?” — […]

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A Better Use of Software

by Andrew White  |  July 20, 2020

I read with great interest an article in this weekends US print edition of the Economist. The article was titled Why companies struggle with recalcitrant IT. In a nutshell the article explored how software is developed to meet specific needs; specifically: Converting business requirements into code is hard work Coding will always add varying degrees […]

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