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Accenture is the world's leading management and technology services organization. Through its network of business approaches, the company enhances its consulting and outsourcing expertise through alliances, affiliated companies and other capabilities. Accenture delivers innovations that help clients across all industries quickly realize their visions.
With more than 75,000 people in 47 countries, Accenture can quickly mobilize its broad and deep global resources to accelerate results for clients. The company has extensive experience in 18 industry groups in key business areas, including customer relationship management, supply chain management, business strategy, technology and outsourcing. Accenture also leverages its affiliates and alliances to help drive innovative solutions.
Alcatel operates in more than 130 countries. 2002 sales were distributed geographically as follows: Western Europe 43%, Other Europe 7%, USA 15%, Asia 19% and Rest of World 16%. Income is derived from wire-line and wireless carriers as well as from private customers, be it enterprises, satellite operators, cable service providers, transport companies, utilities, the oil and gas sector, government institutions and many more.
In mobile communications, Alcatel has grown its market share in three years time by 20% in GSM and GPRS, adding up to a world wide market position by year end 2002 of 11%. Today, Alcatel provides mobile infrastructure solutions to one out of four GSM/GPRS operators in the world.
In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. That was the foundation of the company that would become AT&T — a brand that has become synonymous with the best, most reliable telephone service in the world. Today, AT&T is bringing it all together for our customers, from the revolutionary iPhone 4 to next-generation TV services and sophisticated solutions for multi-national businesses. Our strategy is simple – we mobilize everything: Web sites, video, music, social networks, business apps – everything.
AT&T is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. A leader in mobile broadband, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T │DIRECTV brands.
The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising. In 2010, AT&T again ranked among the 50 Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE® magazine.
Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Cisco provides end-to-end networking solutions that customers use to build a unified information infrastructure of their own, or to connect to other networks. Cisco IOS® software provides network services and enables networked applications; expertise in network design and implementation; and technical support and professional services to maintain and optimize network operations. The company has grown into a global market leader that holds the No. 1 or No. 2 market share in virtually every market segment in which it participates. Since shipping its first product in 1986, Cisco's annual revenues have increased from $69 million in 1990 to $12.2 billion in fiscal 1999.
The Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (DTT) Global Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) Industry Group consists of the TMT practices organized in the various member firms of DTT. It includes more than 7,000 member firm partners and senior professionals dedicated to helping their clients evaluate complex issues, develop fresh approaches to problems and implement practical solutions.
There are dedicated TMT member firm practices in nearly 45 countries in the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific. DTT’s member firms serve 92 percent of the TMT companies in the Fortune Global 500. Clients of Deloitte member firms’ TMT practices include some of the world’s top software companies, computer manufacturers, semiconductor foundries, wireless operators, cable companies, advertising agencies and publishers.
Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) is a unit of News Corporation and the leading broadcast television network among Adults 18-49. FOX finished the 2008-2009 season at No. 1 for the fifth consecutive year – a feat that hasn’t been achieved since the mid-1990s – while continuing to dominate all network competition in the more targeted Adults 18-34 and Teen demographics. FOX airs 15 hours of primetime programming a week as well as late-night entertainment programming, major sports and Sunday morning news.
Hewlett-Packard Company a leading global provider of computing and imaging solutions and services is focused on making technology and its benefits accessible to individuals and businesses through simple appliances, useful e-services and an Internet infrastructure that's always on. HP has 86,000 employees worldwide.
Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells integrated circuits for computing and communications industries worldwide. It offers microprocessor products used in notebooks, netbooks, desktops, servers, workstations, storage products, embedded applications, communications products, consumer electronics devices, and handhelds. The company also offers system on chip products that integrate its core processing functionalities with other system components, such as graphics, audio, and video, onto a single chip.
It also provides chipset products that send data between the microprocessor and input, display, and storage devices, such as keyboard, mouse, monitor, hard drive, and CD or DVD drives; motherboards that has connectors for attaching devices to the bus, and products designed for desktop, server, and workstation platforms; and wired and wireless connectivity products, including network adapters and embedded wireless cards used to translate and transmit data across networks. In addition, Intel offers NAND flash memory products primarily used in portable memory storage devices, digital camera memory cards, and solid-state drives; network processors used in networking equipment to manage and direct data moving across networks and the Internet; software products, including operating systems, middleware, and tools used to develop, run, and manage various enterprise, consumer, embedded, and handheld devices, as well as software development tools that enable the creation of applications; and healthcare products designed to connect people and information to improve patient care and safety. Further, it offers platforms that include a microprocessor, chipset, and enabling software. Intel sells its products primarily to original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, PC and network communications products users, and other manufacturers of industrial and communications equipment. The company was founded in 1968 and is based in Santa Clara, California.
Motorola has been at the forefront of communication inventions and innovations for more than 80 years. We have achieved extraordinary accomplishments along the way — such as making the equipment that carried the first words from the moon and leading the cellular communication revolution with the development of the world's first handheld cellular phone, the DynaTAC 8000x. More recently, Motorola has staked out a position at the forefront of 4G telecommunications.
We hold a market-leading position in WiMAX deployments around the world. In 2008, we demonstrated the world's first WiMAX 802.16e mobile handoff and the industry's first over-the-air data sessions in the 700 MHz spectrum using the Long Term Evolution standard, the next evolution of mobile broadband.
Occidental Petroleum Corporation (Oxy) is the No. 1 natural gas producer and second-largest oil producer in California and holds approximately 1.3 million acres of net fee minerals and leaseholds. With its subsidiary, Occidental of Elk Hills, Inc., headquartered in Kern County, Oxy is ideally situated to help meet California’s energy demands due to its significant reserves and proximity to both Northern and Southern California markets. Oxy also provides much-needed power supplies to the state through its 50-percent ownership in the Elk Hills 550 MW Power Plant, which generates enough electricity annually to supply 420,000 area homes. This environmentally friendly facility is one of the nation’s cleanest and most efficient power plants.
Working with the California Department of Fish and Game and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Occidental of Elk Hills has set aside about 8,000 acres in Kern County as a habitat conservation area for endangered and threatened species. This conservation management program has been certified by the Wildlife Habitat Council and has received several environmental awards. At Occidental of Elk Hills, and throughout Oxy’s worldwide operations, social responsibility is a core value, regarded as both a corporate and an individual priority. Oxy encourages employees to dedicate themselves to making a positive difference in the communities in which they work and live. Social responsibility at Oxy encompasses a wide variety of activities — ranging from corporate financial support of worthy organizations to hands-on participation in volunteer projects — reflecting the company’s commitment to being the partner, neighbor and employer of choice.
QUALCOMM Incorporated (www.qualcomm.com) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on the Company's CDMA digital technology. The Company's business areas include integrated CDMA chipsets and system software; technology licensing; Eudora® email software for Windows® and Macintosh® computing platforms; digital cinema systems; and satellite-based systems including portions of the Globalstar!" system and wireless fleet management systems, OmniTRACS® and OmniExpress!". QUALCOMM owns patents that are essential to all of the CDMA wireless telecommunications standards that have been adopted or proposed for adoption by standards-setting bodies worldwide. QUALCOMM has licensed its essential CDMA patent portfolio to more than 90 telecommunications equipment manufacturers worldwide. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., QUALCOMM is included in the S&P 500 Index and is a 2000 FORTUNE 500® company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.
Qwest® is a leading provider of voice, video and data services across America and the world. For more than a century, homes and businesses have relied on our dependable dial tone connection. We value the strength and vitality we help bring to the communities where we live, work and play-through tens of thousands of volunteer hours donated by employees and retirees, our foundation contributions and numerous other avenues. In communications and community, our goal is to lead
Rogers Communications Inc. is Canada's national communications company engaged in cellular, Digital PCS, paging and data communications through Rogers Wireless; in cable television, high-speed Internet access and video retailing through Rogers Cable Inc., and in radio and television broadcasting, tele-shopping, publishing and new media businesses through Rogers Media Inc.
Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (TDS) is a diversified telecommunications company which provides high-quality telecommunications services in the telephone, cellular telephone, portable communications, and radio paging industries. TDS is a Chicago-based Fortune 500 telecommunications corporation founded in 1969 with established wireless and local wireline businesses. Through its strategic business units, U.S. Cellular and TDS Telecom, TDS provides wireless and local telephone service to customers in rural and suburban markets around the country. The company employs approximately 11,500 and serves 6.1 million wireless and local telephone customers in 36 states. TDS's business development strategy is to expand its existing operations through internal growth and acquisitions and to explore and develop other telecommunications businesses that management believes utilize TDS's expertise in customer-based telecommunications.
TELUS Corporation is one of Canada's largest telecommunications companies, offering a full range of telecommunications products and services, including local, long-distance, and wireless phone services; high-speed data networks; advanced data, Internet, and e-business solutions; and multimedia, advertising, mapping, and information services. TELUS is the number one Internet service provider in Western Canada, and the largest private sector employer in Western Canada, employing more than 23,000 Canadians. The company was created in January 1999, when Alberta-based TELUS Corporation and British Columbia-based BC TELECOM joined in a merger of equals.
In the wonderful world of entertainment, Walt Disney's kingdom is one of the biggest. Based in Burbank, California, The Walt Disney Company is the second-largest media and entertainment conglomerate in the world (behind AOL Time Warner), with operations encompassing movies, broadcasting, the Internet, and theme parks. Walt Disney Studios produces a wide variety of movies through such banners as Touchstone, Hollywood Pictures, and Miramax. Its broadcasting units (nearly 40% of sales) include the ABC network (#3 behind NBC and CBS) and cable channels such as the Disney Channel, ESPN (80%-owned) and A&E Television Networks (38%). ABC also owns 10 TV stations and nearly 55 radio stations. Its Walt Disney Studios produces films through imprints Touchstone, Hollywood Pictures, and Miramax. Walt Disney has a 50% stake in entertainment magazine US Weekly, while its Walt Disney Internet Group (formerly GO.com) oversees the company's network of Web properties.
Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., Verizon Wireless is the largest US wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues.