The American Telephone and Telegraph Company: At & T

The telephone was invented by Alexander Graham Bell in 1875. The telephone was first a part with the Bell System, which AT&T became the parent company over it. Bell and Theodore Newton Vail co-founded AT&T.

Their mission was to “Connect one or more points in each and every city, town or place in the State of New York with one or more points in every other city, town or place in said State and in each and every other of the United States, Canada and Mexico; and each and every of said cities, towns and places is to be connected with each and every other city, town or place in said states and countries, and also by cable and other appropriate means with the rest of the known world.” By the 1920’s, AT&T became more than just conversations.

The company now had created private telegraph services, transmitting radio programs to stations everywhere, as well as started an early form of “faxing”, sending photos to newspapers. By the 1940’s, television was introduced and then in the late 1950’s, AT&T introduced the first form of computers.

Clearly AT&T’s mission was networking; not only in the United States, but worldwide. And yes, they succeeded in this and still are. Making their main motivation to keep the pace with growing demands for telecommunications requiring continuous innovation, improvement and expansion in each area. AT&T has definitely changed and affected the global business mind-set tremendously. It has and still will change the way they communicate obviously, change their vision, and their organization.

The biggest advantage of AT&T in global business communication is the financial savings it affords small businesses and global corporations alike. Tasks that once took large sums of money may now be completed with a touch of a button for pennies. Also is increased is the speed in which business is conducted. This is especially advantageous to companies that do business with customers and clients in far-away locations. Another advantage, as well as a economical benefit, is the many jobs that never before existed that have been created. Skilled professionals are required to install, operate and maintain new information technology tools.