I'm a regular user of
RStudio for both my work and studies. I work in a large corporation and am trying to get our IT to build a package for R, RTools and RStudio as I think it could really help improve some of our work-flows, reporting and more importantly our analysis. Once the packages have been created it will allow users to request the software can be installed on their PCs remotely
IT are pretty resistant to this stating that the software is open source and therefore may be subject to some vulnerabilities to hackers more than the applications they pay for (i think the reasoning is a bit suspect) but I believe the escalation and more prominent targets last year with hacking incidents is probably influencing their thinking.
I mentioned the RConsortium and the fact that Microsoft develop packages for the eco-system but I need probably something a little more tangible for them.
Their main concerns seem to stem from security so they want to know how R and Rstudio are patched and kept up to date.
Can anyone help me with arguments to try and push it as a safe to use at work tool
Thank you for your time