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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

The Most Popular Data and Analytics Research in 2019

by Andrew White  |  December 19, 2019

The year is almost up and though there is only a couple of weeks left, the enthusiasm that drives folks to gartner.com and access our research is slowing down.  I can’t think why!  Maybe it’s something to do with the holidays?  Well, it’s time to give you a summary of the years’ most popular research […]

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Our Top 20 Most-Read Data and Analytics Research Last Week (to Dec 15)

by Andrew White  |  December 17, 2019

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. Mark Beyer finally scores his first number one this year with a new note targeting the Future of Data Management.  What a cracker!  Not unlike the cracker you may […]

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What’s so Special About 50:50?

by Andrew White  |  December 16, 2019

A few years ago, a colleague in our team, Frank Buytendijk, led a review of our client inquiries. He was trying to validate a finding we already knew anecdotally: Most organizations do not follow a formal methodology for evaluating the return on investment for their information and technology investments and done use business outcomes to […]

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On the First Day of Christmas My CDO Said to Me….

by Andrew White  |  December 13, 2019

Hope you enjoy this festive blog. On the first day of Christmas my CDO said to me, a budget in and on time. On the second day of Christmas my CDO said to me, two data clouds, and a budget in and on time. On the third day of Christmas my CDO said to me, three algorithms, […]

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Our Top 20 Most-Read Data and Analytics Research Last Week (to Dec 8)

by Andrew White  |  December 9, 2019

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. Alex Linden‘s note, focused on organizational pitfalls of Machine Learning initiatives, entered the charts two weeks ago and last week ran up the charts to top spot! Enjoy.

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The Madness of Data (and analytics) Governance

by Andrew White  |  December 9, 2019

One of my client inquiries Friday repeated a sad refrain I hear all too often. In this case it was a public sector agency. The outline of the call went as follows: I was taking to a central state agency who was organizing a data governance initiative (in their words) across three other state agencies. […]

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Our Top 20 Most-Read Data and Analytics Research Last Week (to Dec 1)

by Andrew White  |  December 4, 2019

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. A raft of new notes published last week  but there had to be one top spot!  Ankush Jain’s new note went into the charts at number 1.  Its all […]

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Salesforce and the (single source of) Truth about Customer 360

by Andrew White  |  December 4, 2019

If you read my blog regularly then you know I rarely write about IT vendors. If I am moved to write research about a vendor, I’ll write it and publish it behind our pay wall, in the assumption the advice is valuable. Otherwise I don’t feel a need to repeat vendor marketing messages or product […]

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Calling Chief Data Officers!

by Andrew White  |  November 22, 2019

Calling Chief Data Officers – or equivalents like had of analytics/CAOs, head of data and analytics, etc. Add your voice to the Gartner 5th Annual Chief Data Officer (CDO) Study! Free report for participating execs. Click here to complete the survey. Please ensure you have set aside enough time to complete the survey – 20 […]

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Our Top 20 Most-Read Data and Analytics Research Last Week (to Nov 17)

by Andrew White  |  November 19, 2019

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. James Richardson’s new note re-entered the chart right in at top spot!  It’s all about teaching machines to tell stories!  Enjoy.

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