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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

Contrarian View of Centralization and Diversity?

by Andrew White  |  October 25, 2017

When Centralization is Good Despite the rhetoric that centralization is out of fashion, and decentralization is in, there are plenty examples for when centralization is a good thing, even critical. News today in my US print edition of the Financial Times, titled “Brexit unleashes a three-way battle over clearing.” The clearing in question is the […]

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Spotlight on Oracle: Analytics and BI Costs and Integrated Revenue and Customer Mgt for CSPs

by Andrew White  |  October 24, 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. James Richardson and Rita Sallam just published Survey Analysis: Analytics and Business Intelligence Platform Ownership Costs. The move to modern, self-service BI platforms has significantly reduced total cost of ownership per […]

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New Data and Analytics Research: New Data and Analytics ITScore (Maturity Model)

by Andrew White  |  October 23, 2017

My colleague Thomas Oestreich and myself just published the ITScore for Data and Analytics. Data and analytics leaders should use this Gartner ITScore for all data and analytics programs. It will help them assess shortcomings, determine priorities and identify actions for improving the maturity and performance of their related competencies and capabilities. This is a […]

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Spotlight on Oracle: Overview of the Vendor Itself

by Andrew White  |  October 23, 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. Today I happened to see this general overview and history of (parts of) Oracle.  I enjoyed reading it so I figured I would share it.  Certainly informative concerning one of […]

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New Data and Analytics Research: Data Science and Data Management

by Andrew White  |  October 20, 2017

Adam Ronthal and Nick Heudecker just published Solve Your Data Challenges With the Data Management Infrastructure Model. Investment in data management infrastructure has outpaced development of the necessary alignment of technologies, skills, processes and governance across data management initiatives. Data and analytics leaders should use this model to rationalize their data management strategies and infrastructure. While […]

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Healthcare Industry in the US Struggles to Share Data

by Andrew White  |  October 20, 2017

Despite the mandates, despite the efforts and good well and intentions, it seems sharing data remains a difficult task in healthcare.  My techtarget email today included this headline: Data sharing among healthcare’s top obstacles to business-IT alignment.  Of course, it is not physically hard to share data.  There are lots of “integration” technologies that can share […]

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New Data and Analytics Research: Note Set for Gartner’s Three Rings of Information Governance

by Andrew White  |  October 19, 2017

Mark Beyer and I just updated Design an Effective Information Governance Strategy. As demands on data and analytics programs grow, organizations continue to associate many business processes and decisions with high costs and poor performance. To achieve their business goals, data and analytics leaders must take a graduated approach to governing, sharing and managing information. While […]

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Spotlight on Oracle: Unified Communications Monitoring

by Andrew White  |  October 19, 2017

Spotlight on Oracle – Highlights new research that covers or relates to Oracle.  For an overall view of Oracle, check out the new Oracle Vendor Rating. Vivek Bhalla and Rafael Benitez just published the Market Guide for Unified Communications Monitoring. To ensure acceptable performance and good voice and video quality, a strong UCM strategy is critical to successful use […]

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DeepMind Breakthrough? AI and Computing at its best

by Andrew White  |  October 19, 2017

I read, somewhat excitedly, the headline on the front page of my US print edition of today’s Financial Times: Google computer teaches itself to play Go and beats world’s best within days.  The article explains a new development in AI.  It seems the boffins at DeepMind, Google’s AI subsidiary in the U.K., has developed AlphaGo […]

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New Data and Analytics Research: Product360 and Data Science/ML Upskilling

by Andrew White  |  October 18, 2017

Simon Walker and Michael Moran just published Create Powerful Customer Experiences With a 360-Degree View of Your Products. Organizations need to evolve from product information management to product information intelligence. In doing so, data and analytics leaders will unlock greater business value through their programs by connecting master data to product data assets in support of […]

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