Oracle, who have moved their whole business on to a Linux platform, is recommending that organisations in the Middle East do the same. In the Middle East, businesses are growing at a very fast rate, and they need to be ready for growth. Oracle believes that Linux is an ideal operating system in this kind of environment, since it "can be stripped down into components and packages and boots up quickly and you don't have the hidden taxation of Microsoft licensing fees." The company has also praised the level of security inherent in the Linux platform, claiming that it is much easier to build a secure infrastructure with Linux.

'They will need to ask: how do we make our system compliant and auditable? How will be able to document changes and find out who updated it? How can we avoid getting viruses in our system? For all these reasons I would strongly recommend the adoption of an open operating system like Linux from the start.'