Value-based modeling and simulation for sustainable ICT4D

Akindoyo Oluwatosinloba Omotola - Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Sarawak, Malaysia
Cheah Waishiang - Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Sarawak, Malaysia
Muhammad Asyraf bin Khairuddin - Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Sarawak, Malaysia
Nurfauza binti Jalil - Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Sarawak, Malaysia
Eaqerzilla Phang - Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Sarawak, Malaysia

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ICT4D is an acronym for information and communication technologies for development. This acronym represents the many initiatives that are now being carried out in underdeveloped countries all around the globe. These technology-oriented initiatives aim to promote the growth and prosperity of the regions they serve. People from the local community often volunteer their time to serve as program managers when NGOs or governments give funding. The term "sustainability" describes an information and communications technology's capacity to carry out a development project even after the initial funding has run out. The e3value technique will be broken down in this article so that we may better understand how it works. Using various tools for value-based modeling, this method is utilized to create an e-Business model. However, one of the main problems with e-business technologies is that they often get insufficient data to be effective. This study aims to examine the procedures that must be followed to learn more about an e-Business concept and mold it into a form that would allow for its implementation in a technologically and commercially practical manner. In order to gather information on the Long Lamai community's economic activities, a survey is being used in this research. The net value sheet for each of their businesses is then stimulated utilizing the data using E3 value. Initial findings indicate that 5 out of 13 enterprises' net incomes are negative, and each of those five businesses has its roots in a local enterprise. However, the figure does not consider labor costs, taxes, or long-term investments made with government money. We continued the stimulation with sensitivity analysis and scenario-based analysis, which results in total revenue of 1,410,000 for the five enterprises in the fourth year after accounting for taxes and fees in the sensitivity analysis. This opens the door for further research into how discrepancies in wealth and income may arise in the simulation of an economy due to the right use of ICT for long-term development and prosperity. Profitability sheets may be created if certain business model assumptions are specified, such as the monetary value of the commodities produced, distributed, and consumed. These may be used to decide if the project can become profitable for all parties concerned.


ICT4D; financial sustainability; value-based modeling

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