Andrew White

Andrew White

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

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

I read with great interest a paper last weekend: The Coming Productivity Boom: Transforming the Physical Economy with Information, Michael Mandel and Bret Swanson. It is now marked up all over the place which explains the level of involvement I had in agreeing and disagreeing with the authors, and the resulting follow-up with additional

The hype related to analytic technologies and vendors continues unabated – see Data Crunching start-ups are still getting money. It seems that investors are still pushing up prices of data cruncher and analytic vendors. But as with all things that go up, they must come down. It was only a