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An ICT-application study in Dominican Republic

Lewold, Marcus (2010) MIO920
Production Management
Abstract
Background: Welfare projects using applications of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) have proven to deliver significant results in a cost efficient way. Despite this a strong majority of project still fail to sustain once the initial welfare resources are depleted.

Purpose: The purpose of this thesis is to identify applications of ICT that can be valuable for society and at the same time present interesting business opportunities for a telecom operator.

Method: The study was divided into three different parts. Part 1; A broad selection of potential applications of ICT was matched with needs discovered during interviews with a broad range of local stakeholders (including stakeholders from; healthcare, education,... (More)
Background: Welfare projects using applications of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) have proven to deliver significant results in a cost efficient way. Despite this a strong majority of project still fail to sustain once the initial welfare resources are depleted.

Purpose: The purpose of this thesis is to identify applications of ICT that can be valuable for society and at the same time present interesting business opportunities for a telecom operator.

Method: The study was divided into three different parts. Part 1; A broad selection of potential applications of ICT was matched with needs discovered during interviews with a broad range of local stakeholders (including stakeholders from; healthcare, education, agriculture, etc....). Part 2; each application were analyzed according to benefits and ease of implementation with the purpose to identify the 2 most attractive applications. Part 3; A more comprehensive analysis were conducted on each of the two applications identified in the previous phase – stakeholder analysis and value analysis – with the purpose to present a suitable business model.

Conclusions: Two applications of ICT are identified and a suitable business model applicable on the Dominican market is suggested for each application. (Less)
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author
Lewold, Marcus
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organization
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MIO920
year
type
M1 - University Diploma
subject
keywords
Sustainability, ICT, Evaluation of applications, Pilot project, Aid, Welfare
other publication id
10/5360
language
English
id
1976190
date added to LUP
2011-06-16 16:08:31
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2011-06-20 12:45:08
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  abstract     = {Background:	Welfare projects using applications of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) have proven to deliver significant results in a cost efficient way. Despite this a strong majority of project still fail to sustain once the initial welfare resources are depleted.

Purpose:	The purpose of this thesis is to identify applications of ICT that can be valuable for society and at the same time present interesting business opportunities for a telecom operator.

Method: 	The study was divided into three different parts. Part 1; A broad selection of potential applications of ICT was matched with needs discovered during interviews with a broad range of local stakeholders (including stakeholders from; healthcare, education, agriculture, etc....). Part 2; each application were analyzed according to benefits and ease of implementation with the purpose to identify the 2 most attractive applications. Part 3; A more comprehensive analysis were conducted on each of the two applications identified in the previous phase – stakeholder analysis and value analysis – with the purpose to present a suitable business model. 

Conclusions:	Two applications of ICT are identified and a suitable business model applicable on the Dominican market is suggested for each application.},
  author       = {Lewold, Marcus},
  keyword      = {Sustainability,ICT,Evaluation of applications,Pilot project,Aid,Welfare},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {An ICT-application study in Dominican Republic},
  year         = {2010},
}