Navigating the Implicit Challenges of Cloud Migration

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When considering a cloud migration, organizations are often faced with competing priorities and costs while also rationalizing their on-premise infrastructure investments. Balancing the need to support an ecosystem with both existing and emerging solutions, Interac and MaRS set out to better understand how organizations approach cloud adoption and the key factors that meaningfully contribute to successful transformations. At Interac, where services like Interac e-Transfer and Interac Debit are relied upon by Canadians in their daily lives, we are acutely aware of the reliability and security risks posed in our hyper-digital economy.

Through this collaboration, we learned that organizational and human factors are as much a part of successful transformation efforts as the technology itself.  In this article, we highlight key areas that organizations that have adopted cloud technology often face along their cloud migration journeys which if managed early on, will empower decision-making for long-term success.


Cloud migration is not just a technical challenge, but a cultural one. Success means developing a safe and secure path to agility and scalability, however, success also depends on how well you can navigate the implicit challenges of changing mindsets and attitudes.”

– Samah Chowdhury, Interac Innovation Partnerships

In this article, we explore:  

  • Readiness: Assessing organizational readiness, particularly from a regulatory perspective 
  • Residency: Overcoming implementation barriers with thoughtful data residency solutions 
  • Resilience: Investing in people and supports to foster a resilient, high-performing cultures

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