[Rd] [R] Using R in a corporate envinronment

David M Smith david at revolution-computing.com
Wed Mar 10 20:07:33 CET 2010

If you're looking for business and technical justifications for a
business to adopt R, I wrote some up last year:

In summary:
R is mainstream
R is supported
R is high-quality
R leads commercial packages in innovation
R is cost effective

Ironically, for many companies #1 is more important than #5, so
pointing to other companies using R is often a good strategy (see
http://blog.revolution-computing.com/rmedia/ for some media articles
that may help).
And also (if I may indulge the list for a small plug) some companies
are more comfortable paying for open-source software than installing
it free of cost (for the support, validation, and so on). If that's
the case for your company, there's REvolution R Enterprise:

Hope this helps,
# David Smith

David M Smith <david at revolution-computing.com>
VP of Marketing, REvolution Computing  http://blog.revolution-computing.com
Tel: +1 (650) 330-0553 x205 (Palo Alto, CA, USA)

Download REvolution R free:

On Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 10:07 AM, Fernando Henrique Ferraz Pereira da
Rosa <pessoal at fernandohrosa.com.br> wrote:
> Dear r-useRs,
> After a couple of years in a 'R exile' of sorts, I've recently changed jobs
> and my current employer (an American multinational in the food manufacturing
> industry) is much more open than my past employer (which wouldn't even want
> to hear about anything that didn't begin with SAS...). So, after my
> insistence corporate IT is now considering adopting R as part of our
> statistical applications toolbox.
> Things are not that simple though, and I'm now in the process of collecting
> data for writing a Business Case for R in our corporation, and this is the
> reason I'm writing you. If you have any examples (preferably with
> references) and/or experience in a similar scenario please do write me. I've
> already googled for some materials, and there's an excellent piece on the
> NyTimes of last year, which pointed that even Google was adopting R, and
> this is exactly the sort of thing I need to help convincing IT they'll be
> making a sound choice in adopting R.
> Thanks in advance for your attention,
> Fernando Rosa
> --
> "Though this be randomness, yet there is structure in't."
>                                          Rosa, F.H.F.P
> Instituto de Matemática e Estatística
> Universidade de São Paulo
> Fernando Henrique Ferraz P. da Rosa
> http://www.feferraz.net
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