This paper proposes a business model – one that affects vendors of IT products that have officially been determined to be commercially unviable in the marketplace and are set to be permanently decommissioned. The paper proposes to channel the usage of these products for use by non-profit enterprises. The vendors of incompetent IT products, implying the products have been rendered commercially unviable, make exit decisions on these products thereby killing an otherwise usable product and making it extinct, instead of considering the use of the product by non-profit organizations. As a result, commercially unsustainable products cease to exist altogether instead of getting recycled for reuse by non-profit organizations.
Prakash, Gouri, "A business model for incompetent “IT” products" (2010). MWAIS 2010 Proceedings. 12.