5. Move in increments
Companies shouldn't feel compelled to jump in with both feet. Move slowly. Learn from your own experience.
"I would always recommend starting with a smaller and private cloud to get your feet wet," said Kagan. "Learn what you need to know in this new area before you expand. That will take some time, but it's much better to step into the shallow end and then jump into the deep end."
He also recommended that companies lean on their service providers to help guide them through the process -- not only in setting up the cloud but in training their own people to use it.
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