Yet, with any platform change such as this, I think reviewing the rationale for switching is critical. For example, it is important to understand why the current platform is not suiting your current needs or why you anticipate it will not in the future. Make sure that you get data from customers on both platforms to validate your assumptions.
Also, make sure that a full economic analysis is done that includes the cost of training resources on the new platform and other somewhat hidden costs. As part of this analysis, you may also want to consider the expertise that has been built up in the organization and how long it will take to reach a similar level in the Linux environment.
This decision could not only be a good idea, it could be very necessary. Yet, it may not be and the costs associated with this platform shift could be better applied to new Apps functionality.
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