Last month, the New York Times published a fascinating article on the failure of Google Glass. In a world that has become eager for new technology solutions, there is a very real danger in rolling out too soon. This is just as true for a new system in an organization as it is for cutting edge technology. Understanding effective adoption is a critical part of planning and deploying technology.
Google may very well come back with a compelling Glass product in a year or two, but rolling out unfinished technology to a user base that did not want it, and was not ready for it, has been a costly mistake.
Austin Carr wrote a similar story in Fast Company two months ago regarding the Amazon Fire Phone, which focused on whiz-bang features at the expense of usefulness. Something to keep in mind when developing an organizational technology plan.