Why is new technology not adopted?

A short but really interesting post from the Plantronics Blogcentral which lists five reasons why new technologies aren't adopted within organistions. In the introduction to the post "Why is New Technology Not Adopted?" the author starts by saying it's important to try and understand why previous implementations of technology have failed before listing his top 5 reasons why new technology implementations fail.
  1. The Technology Doesn’t Make Sense for the Work. An IT department might be excited by the possibilities of a new tool, but they don't consider how it's going to be used in practice.
  2. The Technology Takes Too Long to Learn. Any new technology needs to be intuitive and easy to use
  3. No One Explains the Possibilities. When new technology is introduced, although it offers numerous ways of re-thinking the way work is done, no one takes the time to do so, and so the team merely adopts the new technology but treats it the same as the old. 
  4. Equally Valid Alternatives. When a new way of working is introduced alongside the old way, and both approaches are treated as equally valid ways of getting work done, most people will take the path of least resistance and go with the approach they’re familiar with.
  5. A Whole Raft of Technology Issues. There’s a whole raft of related technology issues and concerns that can derail the adoption of new technology—such as which specific devices are supported - this is especially true in our increasingly mobile workplace.
The author finishes by asking whether anyone has suffered these issues. I think the answer to that is a resounding yes!