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What is the planning function management of Global Crossing?

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Prepare an answer discussing the following for Global Crossing:

1) Evaluation of management's planning function

2) How has management planning been affected by legal issues, ethics and corporate social responsibility?

3) What are 3 factors that affect Global Crossing's strategic, tactical, operational and contingency planning?

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Introduction

Global Crossing is a well-known publicly possessed and traded global IP and Ethernet solutions supplier with the world's foremost incorporated global IP-based network. It offers telecommunications solutions over an incorporated global IP-based network (Global Crossing Ltd, 2010). The company extends an entire range of data, voice and collaboration services to its clients, which include more or less 40 percent of the Fortune 500, as well as 700 carriers, mobile operators and ISPs. The company delivers its services in more than 700 cities in over 70 countries.
It offers several infrastructure and switched data services to its clients, like IP services, IP transport services, administered services, frame relay and ATM services and association and voice services, admitting videoconferencing, audio conferencing, Web conferencing, traditional voice services, VoIP services and hosted IP telephony. In addition to this, the company also offers numerous data center services to its enterprise and carrier customers (Global Crossing, n.d.). Global Crossing Limited extends its products through a universal direct sales force, as well as through coalitions with systems integrators.

The company serves Latin American businesses by its procedures in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, Mexico, Venezuela, the United States and the Caribbean region (Global Crossing Ltd, 2010). Other than its IP-based, fibre-optic network, Global Crossing's territorial infrastructure admits 15 metropolitan networks and 15 world-class data centres situated in the main business centres of Latin America.

Evaluation of Planning Function of Management

Planning is the conscious determination of future course of action. This involves why an action, what action, how to take action and when to take action. Thus, planning includes determination of specific objectives, determining projects and programs, setting policies and strategies, setting rules and procedures ...

Solution Summary

In about 1,157 words, this solution discusses Global Crossing in general as a company, as well as an evaluation of the planning function of management, the impact of legal issues, ethics, and corporate social responsibility on the company's management planning, and factors affecting its planning. References are included.

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