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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

New Research on Data and Analytics: Leveraging Data and Analytics ITScore and Maturity Models

by Andrew White  |  April 26, 2018

Late in 2017 we refreshed our Data and Analytics ITScore.  Before that time it was focused on analytics and BI which is just one of the data and analytics programs.  Analytics and BI (and data science) are certainly one of the larger and more important initiatives; it is one of the most hyped and hottest […]

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Preparing Yourself for the Digital Economy

by Andrew White  |  April 26, 2018

I was reading Diane Coyle’s (Author: GDP: A Brief but Affectionate History) column in today’s US print edition of the Financial Times. It is called, “The Digital Economy is Disrupting our Old Models”. In it Diane explores the recent growing interest in information ownership which, she says, is now a critical legal imperative in the […]

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Economic Growth – The Promise of Information and Technology

by Andrew White  |  April 23, 2018

  In last week’s Economist there was an article that quite simply drew me in.  The Free Exchange article was titled, “Root and Branch-Economists understand little about the causes of growth“.  The article is the first of a series in the profession’s shortcomings.  The article notes up front what economists agree on: “They know that sustained […]

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Equating IT Modernization to Business Innovation

by Andrew White  |  April 23, 2018

A McKinsey report this week titled, “Cloud Adoption to Accelerate IT Modernization”, tackles a topic I have been keen to explore with clients in the last couple of years: What is the value of cloud computing to business?  In my most recent bloc, How to Talk Cloud to Business leaders, I noted that different parts […]

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Book Review: Thinking in Bets – Making Smart Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts

by Andrew White  |  April 20, 2018

Thinking in Bets – Making Smart Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts, Annie Duke, 2018.  Portfolio/Penguin. Of course, with a title like that I just had to read this book, and it turned out to be a little charmer.  Annie Duke is a successful, world champion poker player.  As such she had to […]

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Outsmarting AI

by Andrew White  |  April 19, 2018

  In Wednesday’s US print edition of the Wall Street Journal, there was an article titled, “Cohen Targets Fast Traders”.  The fascinating article reports an investment by Steven Cohen into a start-up that seeks to disrupt high-frequency traders.  As I red more I realized this article was most interesting as it report how Information is […]

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How Firms Make Decisions – With Incomplete Data

by Andrew White  |  April 16, 2018

  On the front page of this weekend’s US print edition of the Wall Street Journals’ Business and Finance section was an article titled, “Overtime Pay Becomes Costly”.  The article reports on data suggesting that overtime costs are increasing at significant rates.  The argument made is that the US economy is approaching full employment and […]

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Changing the Time-Series at GM and What it Means, and Of Honey-Pot Data

by Andrew White  |  April 4, 2018

  News yesterday in the US printed edition of the Wall Street Journal that GM will stop it’s traditional monthly reporting of car sales.  See “GM scraps a Standard in Sales Reporting.” Instead the firm will continue reporting car sales quarterly.  The reason given is that 30 days is too small a period in which […]

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Blockchain and Central Banks – What Will They Do?

by Andrew White  |  March 23, 2018

It is not often I can talk about technology and economics at the same time – so when I get the chance I just have to go for it.  I was catching up on my reading this morning when I came across this Economist article, A primer on blockchain-based versions of central-bank money.  Of course this […]

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Data and Analytics at the Heart of Digital Business – Free Webinar Replay

by Andrew White  |  March 21, 2018

I recently presented a webinar that explores and explains several key pieces of research we are actively working on.  The webinar is called How to Put Data and Analytics at the Heart of Your Digital Platform and you can watch it here at any time.  the webinar is a slightly updated and based on this research […]

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