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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

Weekly Love-in with my Economist Feb 22-28th 2020

by Andrew White  |  February 26, 2020

I had the pleasure of spending a week or so in Asia and so I had a little more time to myself to read. This is one of the pleasures of travel with my job. Thankfully my copy of the Economist was full of interesting articles that resonated with me. I wanted to highlight them […]

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The Great British Plug and Industry Standards

by Andrew White  |  February 12, 2020

I was somewhat intrigued to read an article in this week’s Economist titled, ‘The Parable of the Plug’. The article looks at the success of the British electric plug via a vis the alternatives. The design is robust; it has several features that protect the user, or toddler abuser, more so than flimsy two-pronged alternatives. […]

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Our Top 20 Most-Read Data and Analytics Research Last Week (to Feb 9)

by Andrew White  |  February 10, 2020

Click here for an interactive PDF to connect to the most read data and analytics research directly. This list excludes our branded research such as Magic Quadrants etc. Melody Chien entered the charts last week at “number 6” and this week, her note (Build a Data Quality Operating Model to Drive Data Quality Assurance) was the most-read […]

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

by Andrew White  |  February 6, 2020

Click here for an interactive PDF to connect to the most read data and analytics research directly. This list excludes our branded research such as Magic Quadrants etc. Wow what a week – so many newly published research notes entered the top 20 most-read D&A notes!  Pieter den Hamer scored his second number 1 “hit” of 2020 […]

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

by Andrew White  |  January 29, 2020

Click here for an interactive PDF to connect to the most read data and analytics research directly. This list excludes our branded research such as Magic Quadrants etc. Ted Friedman’s new note in December on making data migrations boring (as in simple and risk-free) re-entered the charts as our most read-D&A piece of research last week!  Enjoy!

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The Benefits, and Costs, of Speed and Access to Data

by Andrew White  |  January 29, 2020

I read an interesting article in today’s (Jan 28) US print edition of the WSJ. It was titled, “High Speed Seen Increasing Costs of Stock Trading”. The article explores what is called “latency arbitrage”. This is where certain ultra fast traders take advantage of new market data before the wider market can. The results can […]

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IT Really Doesn’t Matter After All, But Decisions Do.

by Andrew White  |  January 28, 2020

After reading A Random Search for Excellence (2009), a research paper from Deloitte Consulting, I was both fascinated, depressed, and intrigued. The research paper surmises that management books extolling effective leadership models and best practices are next to worthless on explaining firm success. After doing extensive analysis of thousands of firms over many years, they […]

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Our Data and Analytics Research Plans for 2020

by Andrew White  |  January 24, 2020

Its a New Year.  Its a new plan.  Well, not exactly.  But our research plans have evolved and been updated.  You can find out form our Key Initiative Primers exactly what we are researching this year.  Here you go: Data and Analytics Leaders Primer for 2020 Written for the Chief Data Officer, or head of […]

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

by Andrew White  |  January 22, 2020

Click here for an interactive PDF to connect to the most read data and analytics research directly. This list excludes our branded research such as Magic Quadrants etc. Afraz Jaffri‘s first note since joining Gartner moved further up the chart last week and is our current number 1 – the most-read D&A piece of research last week […]

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Our Top 20 Most-Read Data and Analytics Research Last Week (to Jan 12)

by Andrew White  |  January 16, 2020

Click here for an interactive PDF to connect to the most read data and analytics research directly. This list excludes our branded research such as Magic Quadrants etc. Pieter den Hamer storms into top spot last week with this new note on migrating your data and analytics platform.  Its a must-read for those of you looking […]

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