What is the biggest barrier to introducing more technology in classrooms, courses and companies?

The software costs too much33%

It takes too long to set things up and getting started40%

There is just not enough time to introduce anything at all18%

It is not clear that there are any benefits for us4%

There is not enough good technology3%


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Creative Strategist in Services (non-Government), 2 - 10 employees
In the traditional environment:

The divide that exists between an adult teacher's ability or willingness to continue learning emerging technologies, and that of the youthful or young adult learner. 

For example, did you know students have figured out how to use google docs as a new messaging platform.

This proves how innovative AND collaborative our youth of tomorrow truly are.

AND rather than gawked at or fire-walled, should be rewarded and fostered.

Further, it should be *discreetly monitored* & *creatively administered* as to keep the kids utilizing the utility & prevent the bullying/negative group-think that inevitably develops. 

Former Chief Technology and People Officer in Software, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
My experience is that everyone at the technology company thinks it is a great idea BUT no one wants to to the initial work and more importantly the care and feeding necessary to make the program a success!

CIO in Education, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
Sorry. Need an other for this poll. Sometimes this is faculty want/need, sometimes it’s overall budget, sometimes it’s space and sometimes it’s just overall fit.
CEO, MSSP - High Assurance Cybersecurity SOC in Services (non-Government), 1,001 - 5,000 employees
For a security-minded C suite, the barrier ought to be complexity which increases the likelihood of misconfigured systems and gaping security holes. More technology mostly = many solutions kludged clumsily. A "platform" sort of technology integration should be preferred.
CIO in Education, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
None of the above. For classrooms, it's actually normally access to the rooms while class is in schedule. 

Biggest barrier otherwise at this point is that people's plates are already full between the operational and strategic agenda that's currently in place. Unless we change strategic priority to put this near the top, governance remains among the biggest barriers.
Director - Architecture and Digital Transformation in Software, 10,001+ employees
Company culture plays a very important role in this. We are very successful in making innovation as our DNA, incubating small ideas to prove business value , if successful make it big else kill it.
Director, Information Security in Education, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
We had to buy combination BluRay and VHS players for some classrooms. It was less of an issue with digitizing old content and more that some people didn’t want to learn to use anything newer than a VCR

You can have unlimited money and unanimous buy in from leadership but if the people teaching content aren’t on board, you’re either stuck making silly choices or not progressing at.
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CISO in Healthcare and Biotech, Self-employed

That is a sad, funny, and relevant commentary on much of society.

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Without a doubt - Technical Debt! It's a ball and chain that creates an ever increasing drag on any organization, stifles innovation, and prevents transformation.
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