The 10 Biggest Hurdles to Innovation

Click here to see the slideshowGet a group of technology workers together and it is pretty much a certainty that if you ask if innovation is the life blood of technology that everyone will agree. After all, innovation is what keeps our jobs interesting and challenging and is what creates the new and exciting companies that enable the jobs of tomorrow. Without innovation, claims about the death of IT would have been spot on instead of way off. But while everyone will pay lip service to innovation, there are many both inside and outside of technology circles who actually work hard to stop or at least slow innovation. That's because while innovation may be good for most of us, for some special interests and companies it is mainly seen as a threat to their profitability or even existence. So what are the biggest hurdles that innovation faces today? I've put together this list of

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Get a group of technology workers together and it is pretty much a certainty that if you ask if innovation is the life blood of technology, everyone will agree.

After all, innovation is what keeps our jobs interesting and challenging and is what creates the new and exciting companies that enable the jobs of tomorrow. Without innovation, claims about the death of IT would have been spot on instead of way off.

But while everyone will pay lip service to innovation, there are many both inside and outside of technology circles who actually work hard to stop or at least slow innovation. That's because while innovation may be good for most of us, for some special interests and companies it is mainly seen as a threat to their profitability or even existence.

So what are the biggest hurdles that innovation faces today? I've put together this list of the 10 biggest hurdles to innovation. Take a look and let me know what you think the biggest threats to innovation are.