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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

A Little Data Governance Goes a Long Way

by Andrew White  |  July 16, 2018

In today’s US print edition of the Financial Times I saw an article titled, Bank’s approach to risk data is deeply inadequate. The article reviews the current situation regarding bank preparations and work to comply with bank regulations, specially Basel data standards. It seems, according to the article, banks are in a bad way. They […]

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Collaborate with your Competitors to Govern Your Master Data?

by Andrew White  |  July 3, 2018

Could you collaborate with your competitors – and partners – to create and govern your master data?  Sure, why not? I saw an interesting article in today’s US print edition of the Financial Times.  It was titled, “Tesco and Carrefour seal supply deal“.  The story reports how two competing retailers, one from the UK and […]

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Book Review: American Default – The Untold Story of FDR, the Supreme Court, and the Battle over Gold

by Andrew White  |  July 2, 2018

July 2018 Book Review: American Default – The Untold Story of FDR, the Supreme Court, and the Battle over Gold, Sebastian Edwards, Princeton University Press, 2018. This is quite a remarkable book. To realize why, one has to ask a couple of questions. Has the US ever reneged on its fiduciary promises to respect the value […]

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The Business Value of IT

by Andrew White  |  June 27, 2018

I remain perplexed as to why we (the wider “we”) know so little about how investments in information and technology drive business value.  In a brand new survey of Gartner’s research circle, we determined that the vast majority of organizations struggle to demonstrate the value of their information and technology investments.  Just today I saw […]

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The Good and Bad News about Investment (in Technology) in America

by Andrew White  |  May 29, 2018

  This week’s leader in the Economist is titled, “A Boom Like No Other”.  It is a critical review of the promise and progress of Donald Trump’s administration and its efforts to unleash an economic engine.  The article explores the progress across three dimension: The state of investment The state of employees The state of […]

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Beyond the Hype of Analytics, Comes Data

by Andrew White  |  May 24, 2018

Only the other day I blogged about another data acquisition – see Who is Buying Which Data Companies?.  Today, in the US print edition of the Financial Times, I spied a small almost innocuous article that grabbed my attention (and inflamed my blogging desire).  It is, “Sony puts data and AI at heart of survival […]

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New Toolkit: How to Demonstrate the Link between Data and Business Outcome

by Andrew White  |  May 23, 2018

One of the most commonly asked questions, and a most intractable problem to solve, is the ability to show, to demonstrate, to explain, the link between a piece of information and the business outcome to which it is related.  There is no perfect method for all data and all outcomes – not least because in […]

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Who is Buying Which Data Companies?

by Andrew White  |  May 22, 2018

An article in today’s US print edition of the Financial Times reports that IHS Markit is to acquire Ipreo.  Ipreo sells data and indices for hard-to-value assets and accounts.  Apparently Ipreo was last acquired by its current owner from private equity group KKR, 4 years ago, for about $975m.  The deal is reported in the […]

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The Search for the Elixir of Interoperability Reaches IoT Land

by Andrew White  |  May 16, 2018

I saw with some interest an article today: New European consortium to improve IoT security, interoperability.  I have to say up front that I don’t cover Internet of Things, nor do I cover security.  I am in the data and analytics team and in this context I write to data trust, and data and analytics governance, […]

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Where You Spend Your Firms’ Capital Matters

by Andrew White  |  May 16, 2018

On the front page of today’s US print edition of the Wall Street Journal there is an article (Firms’ Spending on Upgrades Soars) that reports on the notable increase on capital investment observed in the economy.  This spending is on factories, equipment and other capital goods.  Apparently Q1 is to top $166bn, up 24 percent […]

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