Andrew White

Andrew White

Andrew White is a research vice president and agenda manager for MDM and Analytics at Gartner.

If you have followed my blog you will know that I have a view that might not align with the broader view.  Such is the life of an analyst.  Some years ago I recognized that Oracle’s cloud strategy was never going to hinge on its ability to dominate infrastructure.  Its

Two articles in this weekends’ US printed edition of the Wall Street Journal brought into sharp contrast for me the differences and impact of short cycles and really long cycles.  The two articles were Baby Bust Effects Could Last Decades and Labor-Market Recovery Isn’t a Done Deal Yet. The first article (Baby

There was news this week (see Apple, Facebook Trade Barbs Over Privacy-Focused Business Models) that Facebooks’ advertising business will be put at risk when Apple changes its privacy settings.  In my mind, this is a sign that despite the power and dominant of multi-sided platforms and business models, it is the

Recent stories in the press show how migrating applications and their associated data to the cloud isn’t as simple as lift and shift. Sure, the marketing phrase makes the effort sound easy: what can be simpler than taking ‘process A’ from one location (ie on premises or in a data

There was a fascinating article in a recent US print edition of the Financial Times. It was titled, “Patients take control of their medical data”. Here is the quote that almost took my breath away: “It [a new data platform collecting medical data] now has 1,200 users on its platform

I was once asked by a CIO to help him present to his board, on why they wanted to become data-driven. After five minutes of my planned 10 minute presentation (that lasted about 30 mins) a board member and I concluded that based on what we had heard outside that


There is much afoot about how we measure our economy. Classically since the ‘40s we have used GDP and related measures to describe how well we are doing. See GDP: A Brief but Affectionate History and my book review.  Over the last number of years, there is growing recognition that GDP as a

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The majority of press and pundits equate cloud to Amazon and Infrastructure as a Service, or IaaS.  As I noted in a recent blog (see The Battle for the Cloud Has Not Even Started) this fascination with infrastructure and processing power is logical, but narrow. It happens to align to

I sat with a client last week who asked me a question about the cloud. The question was innocuous enough: “If I had a choice, why would I build anything, if I can get it in the cloud?” It was a fair question. But was it the right question? Sign

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There is a theory that digital (multi-sided platforms) will force a rethink of the law and forms of competition. For instance, you may have heard the media talk about “winner takes all” economics. The idea is that certain firms get so big that they can initiate a number of actions