Practical Insights on Business Model

For Better or Worse: ICT4D is Open Source Software

For Better or Worse: ICT4D is Open Source Software

Published on: Feb 07 2019 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
Previously, I wrote about how the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) showed that we sell sexy ICT4D success stories to survive in their recent Baseline ICT4D Ecosystem...
Universal Internet Access for the Next Four Billion

Universal Internet Access for the Next Four Billion

Published on: Mar 08 2017 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Despite remarkable increases in connectivity over the last decade, less than half of the world’s population currently has access to the Internet. For the development...
Can You Guess the 5 Key Traits of Sustainable ICTforAg Programs?

Can You Guess the 5 Key Traits of Sustainable ICTforAg Programs?

Published on: Feb 15 2017 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
The proliferation of mobile phones among rural households in Kenya, Tanzania, and Ghana has seen a significant increase of digital information solutions for farmers....
The Digital Divide Will Not Be Bridged By Business Models Alone

The Digital Divide Will Not Be Bridged By Business Models Alone

Published on: Dec 07 2015 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Reading through “To Really Help the Global Poor, Create Technology They’ll Pay For” in the Harvard Business Review, I was conflicted by the main point...
We Need to Create Business Models that Deliver Value to Overcome the Digital Divide

We Need to Create Business Models that Deliver Value to Overcome the Digital Divide

Published on: Nov 25 2015 by Guest Writer - 4 Comments
Huawei recognizes the urgent need to reduce the deepening digital divide between those who benefit from connectivity and the internet, and those who don’t. Our...
The African Cyber Cafe of the Future is Here Today

The African Cyber Cafe of the Future is Here Today

Published on: Feb 15 2012 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
If you were to think about what Internet cafes might look like in 5 years, I bet you might imagine something like the photo above. A clean, modern cyber cafe...
Six Business Models to Increase Internet Access in Mali

Six Business Models to Increase Internet Access in Mali

Published on: Mar 14 2011 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Six Business Models to Increase Internet Access in Mali
Research shows that increasing access to information communication and technology (ICT) increases economic growth. In Mali, access to ICT products – especially...
Village Telco: Rural Voice Services Business Model

Village Telco: Rural Voice Services Business Model

Published on: Oct 15 2009 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Village Telco: Rural Voice Services Business Model
tweetmeme_source = 'ICT_works'; Mobile phones seem to be ubiquitous in the developing world, until you leave the main population centers. Then service drops...