I usually don’t reference WDN content directly but I thought these two items were especially interesting and useful.
The first is a System Platform Implementation checklist provided by Wonderware South Africa. They’ve done a great job pulling together a lot of tribal knowledge and compiling it in one place. I learned a handful of new things as I read through it.
Second is a guide to System Platform for IT folks. If you are going to run System Platform on IT infrastructure you might as well work with them to help them understand your requirements. Everyone will be happier in the end.
Both docs are at the top of the list on WDN but here are links in case you come across this article later.