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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

We Are Hiring in Data and Analytics!

by Andrew White  |  April 15, 2019

We have great opportunities for you, if you want to join the Gartner Data and Analytics team.  See the details here.

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Our Top 20 Most-Read Data and Analytics Research Last Week (to Apr 14)

by Andrew White  |  April 15, 2019

Click here for an interactive PDF to connect to the research directly.  This list ignores our branded research such as Magic Quadrants etc.

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Our Top 20 Most-Read Data and Analytics Research Last Week (to Apr 7)

by Andrew White  |  April 15, 2019

Click here for an interactive PDF to connect to the research directly.  This list ignores our branded research such as Magic Quadrants etc.

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Are You Amassing Your Data War Chest?

by Andrew White  |  April 15, 2019

News in today’s US print edition of the Wall Street Journal calls out the growing power of data.  Uber, in its IPO document filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission last week, details how the company is collecting data about cab demand as well as food demand (for its UberEats business).  In reality the company […]

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Back to the Future with Business Process Management

by Andrew White  |  April 12, 2019

Do you remember the Seven Year Itch?  If you are like me, a little older than you care to think about, then you will remember that iconic movie.  It remains for me a Holiday favorite (along with my five-pack collection of Marx Brothers movies).  Well as with the seven year itch, many things come in […]

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A Critical Success Factor: the average age of your team?

by Andrew White  |  April 11, 2019

I was browsing my macroeconomic American Economic Journal (as one does) and I found an interesting article (see Demographic Structure and Macroeconomic Trends, by Yunis Aksoy, Henrique S Basso, Ron P Smith and Tobias Grasl) that explores the impact of demographics on economic performance. It turns out that while there are some relative obvious truisms […]

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The Right Metric Matters

by Andrew White  |  April 5, 2019

An oft heard inquiry from clients is, “What is the right metric to use?” The context might be for: Defining data quality Reporting the business impact of a data governance initiative Monitoring the progress of a digital or data-driven transformation In all cases the assumption is that there is a definitive metric or key performance […]

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Our Top 20 Most-Read Data and Analytics Research Last Week (to March 30)

by Andrew White  |  April 4, 2019

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The Need for Analytic and Algorithm Governance is Growing

by Andrew White  |  April 3, 2019

I wrote a blog in 2017 titled, The Inflated Price of Perfect Information.  In that blog I wrote the following: Two articles in the last week show the fallacy of the idea of perfect information.  In the Economist this week there is “How Price-bots can conspire against consumers – and how trustbusters might thwart them“.  This […]

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The War on Data Continues

by Andrew White  |  April 2, 2019

Two articles I spied in the last few days really nailed for me the “war on data”.  By “war” I mean to say the onslaught of public policy being mooted that play the efficiencies of the market off against so called benefits of the individual.  Even as I write this down I am reminded me […]

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