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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

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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Does Something Wicked This Way Come – Economically Speaking

by Andrew White  |  May 11, 2018

  Economics Minute: An Periodic Economically-Minded Blog for Business Leaders with Economic Lenses Well, despite the title of this blog it’s not quite as bad as all that.  But something is brewing and it may not be nice.  First let’s talk of conventional wisdom.  Today in the US print edition of the Wall Street Journal: […]

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Updated my Client-List of Research Notes for Master Data Management

by Andrew White  |  May 7, 2018

Made some updates to my “master list” of core research for anyone interested in Master Data Management:  

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Data, data, everywhere – Oh to be a Central Banker

by Andrew White  |  May 4, 2018

There was an interesting Opinion piece in today’s US edition of the Wall Street Journal.  It is titled, “Is the Philips Curve Dead?  And other Questions for the Fed.”  It is penned by Alan Blinder, a former vice chair of the Federal Reserve and now professor of Economy and public affairs at Princeton University.   […]

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Strategy is Learning By Doing

by Andrew White  |  April 30, 2018

Strategy is learning by doing So said Toto Wolff, Mercedes team principle and CEO, during the F1 post-race interview in Azerbaijan.  Valtteri Bottas, one of the Mercedes F1 drivers, should have won the race in Azerbaijan Sunday.  Late on in the race he was latest of the front-runners to pit and change his tires.  As […]

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