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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

HealthIT Continues March toward Interoperability – Perhaps

by Andrew White  |  November 20, 2017

I saw an interesting article that looked at the issues in healthcare IT as it wrestles with interoperability.  The article, HIT Think Why quality measurement raises the stakes for true interoperability,  does a nice job of capturing the current state and also the challenges.  However it does not really tackle the core issue.  Yes, there is […]

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Put Data and Analytics at the Heart of your Digital Business

by Andrew White  |  November 20, 2017

McKinsey suggest (see Why you need a digital data architecture to build a sustainable digital business) that organizations focused on digital business should put data and analytics at the center of their digital business.  Oh yes, indeed.  Good to see that we all agree.  The title of my presentation shared at Gartner IT/Symposium this last […]

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Economics Corner: Walking in the Company of the Dead

by Andrew White  |  November 17, 2017

It’s not often that one has the opportunity to refer to a popular (and one of my favorite) TV shows and a business-related news article in the blog.  But today is the day.  On the front page of yesterday’s US print edition of the Wall Street Journal there is an article on Zombie firms and […]

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New Data and Analytics Research: Data Mgt, Data Science, Analytics, and Self-Service Data Integration

by Andrew White  |  November 16, 2017

Adam Ronthal  and colleagues just published: Toolkit: RFP Template for Data Management Solutions for Analytics. This request for proposal template gives data and analytics leaders a starting point to define requirements and evaluate vendors when selecting a data management solution for analytics, including data warehouse solutions. While you can “rate” this note online, please do send specific […]

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Spotlight on Oracle: Content Services, Enterprise Asset Mgt, Data Integration and Storage Arrays

by Andrew White  |  November 16, 2017

Spotlight on Oracle – Highlights new research (or news) that covers or relates to Oracle.  For an overall view of Oracle, check out the new Oracle Vendor Rating. Michael Woodbridge and colleagues just published the Critical Capabilities for Content Services Platforms. A content services platform is the foundation of a content services strategy, providing a broad set of capabilities […]

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Book Review: Six Days in September – The Breaking of the Bank of England

by Andrew White  |  November 16, 2017

Six Days in September – Black Wednesday, Brexit and the Making of Europe, William Keegan, David Marsh, and Richard Roberts, 2017, OMFIF This book captures the excitement, the thrill, the difficulty and the complexities of that fateful date in 1992 when the pound sterling was booted out of the ERM, the forerunner of what became […]

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Spotlight on Oracle: Integrated HR Services Delivery Solutions

by Andrew White  |  October 27, 2017

Spotlight on Oracle – Highlights new research (or news) that covers or relates to Oracle.  For an overall view of Oracle, check out the new Oracle Vendor Rating. Melanie Lougee and colleagues just published the Market Guide for Integrated HR Service Delivery Solutions. Integrated HR service delivery has a significant impact on operational efficiency and employee experience. As adoption […]

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Every Business Leader is a CDO in the Making

by Andrew White  |  October 25, 2017

  As you know Gartner has for many years focused on serving the needs of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and helping them make smart decisions over how to invest in IT to help their organizations be more successful.  This sounds so simple.  Of course, it is not that simple. First, “IT” is not one […]

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New Data and Analytics Research: Data Quality and Modern Data Management

by Andrew White  |  October 25, 2017

Mei Selvage and colleagues just published the Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Tools. The data quality tools market continues to innovate, fueled by desire for cost reductions, information governance and digital business. This Magic Quadrant evaluates 16 vendors to help you find the most suitable one for your organization’s needs and deliver greater business value. While […]

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Spotlight on Oracle: Intelligent Business Process Management Suites and IOT Integration

by Andrew White  |  October 25, 2017

Spotlight on Oracle – Highlights new research (or news) that covers or relates to Oracle.  For an overall view of Oracle, check out the new Oracle Vendor Rating. Rob Dunie and colleagues just published the Magic Quadrant for Intelligent Business Process Management Suites. Intelligent business process management suites use actionable, real-time insights from operations intelligence to augment the orchestration […]

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