Worldcom

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Worldcom Question 1. A summary of Worldcom, historical data and background. Worldcom will soon be one of the largest telecommunication companies on the planet. Worldcom has built its global presence through a multitude of financial acquisitions and investments, highly successful product marketing programs, while making business alliances with many of the most successful companies in the technology and telecommunications sector. Worldcom (stock symbol: WCOM), formerly MCI, Worldcom and MCIWorldcom, is one of the world's most well known companies because it's global objective has been part of the company's strategy since day one. Worldcom does not produce an actual physical product, but Worldcom does incorporate physical materials to provide networking, data and communication (telecommunications) solutions and services to some of the world's largest and most influential companies and people around the world. Globally, (even within the last five years) the telecommunications industry's standardized outputs were centered on telephony like local, cellular and long-distance services. Today, data, network and call center management are some of Worldcom's (and the rest of the telecommunications industries) most sought after commodities. Traditionally, telecommunication product attributes didn't have to consider extensive customization to local requirements because the hardware, software and/or material properties were standard equipment worldwide. Question 2. The company's position in the market. MCIWorldcom has successfully positioned itself to become one of the leading providers in integrated voice, Internet, data and communication services. Much of their success can be attributed to smart business decis... ... middle of paper ... ...oducts+services/ [3] Yahoo! Finance, 2000, Profile -- Worldcom, Inc. [ONLINE] Available: http://biz.yahoo.com/p/w/wcom.html [4] Worldcom, Inc. 2000, Global Operations Overview, [ON-LINE] Available: http://www.wcom.com/about_the_company/corporate_overview/international_ fact_sheet Bibliography: [1] Hill, C., 2000, International Business, Competing in the Global Marketplace, McGraw-Hill Publishing, Inc. [2] Worldcom, Inc. 2000, Product and Services, Take your organization to the next level, [ON-LINE] Available: http://www.wcom.com/for_your_business/products+services/ [3] Yahoo! Finance, 2000, Profile -- Worldcom, Inc. [ONLINE] Available: http://biz.yahoo.com/p/w/wcom.html [4] Worldcom, Inc. 2000, Global Operations Overview, [ON-LINE] Available: http://www.wcom.com/about_the_company/corporate_overview/international_ fact_sheet

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