[R] How do I get my IT department to "bless" R?

Jim Porzak jporzak at gmail.com
Fri Jan 30 03:19:38 CET 2009


Yes, Erik, there are all MS shops around! Ours happens to be one.

However, I have absolutely no push back from IT on my use of R to do
marketing analytics. The trick, Dan, is to deliver relevant and
actionable results to the business. Your champions will stick up for
you when, and if, you get any push back from IT.

HTH,
Jim Porzak
TGN.com
San Francisco, CA
http://www.linkedin.com/in/jimporzak
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On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 5:13 PM, Erik Iverson <iverson at biostat.wisc.edu> wrote:
> This is a very broad question, and the answer is going to depend on your
> particular situation, which we are not privy to.
>
> I'll say two things.  First, you should try to figure out why they would not
> want you to run R, so you can address those reasons specifically.  Second,
> you might take a particular problem that you deal with, and specifically
> write out how R can make it easier, cheaper, more efficient to solve than
> the current solution.
>
> Are there really still all-MS shops around?
>
> Daniel Viar wrote:
>>
>> I currently use R at work "under the radar", but there's a chance I
>> could loose that access.  I'd like to get our company to feel
>> comfortable with open source and R in particular.  Does anyone have
>> any experience with their company's IT department and management that
>> they would be willing to share?  How does one get an all Microsoft
>> shop on board with allowing users to user R?  I know about the recent
>> NY Times article and recent news.  I'm afraid I may need some case
>> studies or examples of what other companies have done.
>>
>> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>>
>> Thanks
>> Dan Viar
>> Chesapeake, VA
>>
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