Technology and Management Function

Essay by cherokee62University, Bachelor'sA-, March 2009

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Management of technological systems and businesses consist of four basic functions: planning, organizing, leading and controlling. During the planning functions of management, managers must analyze the workflow to see if any new systems would be beneficial to the productivity of the workers. In the organization function of management, the analysis of the work flow should be organized in a way that will prove or disprove that the new system will would improve productivity.

Verizon Communications Inc., based in New York City and incorporated in Delaware, was formed on June 30, 2000, with the merger of Bell Atlantic Corp. and GTE Corp. The mergers that formed Verizon were among the largest in U.S. business history. The Bell Atlantic - GTE transaction was designed to join Bell Atlantic's sophisticated network that served its densely-packed, data-intensive customer base in 13 states from Maine to the Virginias with GTE's national footprint, advanced data communications capabilities and long-distance expertise.

The purpose was to create a combined company with the scale and scope to compete as one of the telecommunications industry's top-tier companies. This combined company would be able to provide long-distance and data services nationwide as part of a full package of other communications services. The real benefit to Verizon was the acquisition of long-haul lines. The bulk of Verizon's business is concentrated in the eastern United States. This not only renders the company, effectively, a regional phone company, but also forces it to pay usage fees to long-haul carriers, such as former MCI, to complete calls for its customers whenever those calls go outside the Verizon "footprint". Verizon provides several different types of land line services - standard POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service) service as well as VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) and optical fiber line services. In addition, Verizon offers long distance...