miercuri, 17 septembrie 2008

About HP

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HP is a technology company that operates in more than 170 countries around the world. We explore how technology and services can help people and companies address their problems and challenges, and realize their possibilities, aspirations and dreams. We apply new thinking and ideas to create more simple, valuable and trusted experiences with technology, continuously improving the way our customers live and work.

No other company offers as complete a technology product portfolio as HP. We provide infrastructure and business offerings that span from handheld devices to some of the world's most powerful supercomputer installations. We offer consumers a wide range of products and services from digital photography to digital entertainment and from computing to home printing. This comprehensive portfolio helps us match the right products, services and solutions to our customers' specific needs.

HP's four business groups drive industry leadership in core technology areas:
• The Personal Systems Group: business and consumer PCs, mobile computing devices and workstations
• The Imaging and Printing Group: inkjet, LaserJet and commercial printing, printing supplies, digital photography and entertainment
• The Technology Solutions Group: business products including storage and servers, managed services and software
• EDS, an HP company, is a leading global technology services provider, delivering business solutions to its customers. EDS delivers one of the industry’s broadest portfolios of infrastructure technology outsourcing, business process outsourcing and applications services to customers across multiple industries and to governments around the world.

duminică, 14 septembrie 2008

Technology and products

HP has successful lines of printers, scanners, digital cameras, calculators, PDAs, servers, workstation computers, and computers for home and small business use computers; many of the computers came from the 2002 merger with Compaq. HP today promotes itself as supplying not just hardware and software, but also a full range of services to design, implement and support IT infrastructure.
The three business segments: Enterprise Storage and Servers (ESS), HP Services (HPS), and HP Software are structured beneath the broader Technology Solutions Group (TSG).
Imaging and Printing Group (IPG)
According to HP's 2005 U.S. SEC 10-K filing, HP's Imaging and Printing Group is "the leading imaging and printing systems provider in the world for printer hardware, printing supplies and scanning devices, providing solutions across customer segments from individual consumers to small and medium businesses to large enterprises." This division is currently headed by Vyomesh Joshi.
Products and technology associated with the Imaging and Printing Group include:
•Inkjet and LaserJet printers, consumables and related products
•Officejet all-in-one multifunction printer/scanner/faxes
•Large Format Printers
•Indigo Digital Press
•HP Web Jetadmin printer management software
•HP Output Management suite of software, including HP Output Server
•LightScribe optical recording technology that laser-etches labels on disks
•HP Photosmart digital cameras and photo printers
•HP SPaM Hosted within IPG, SPaM is an internal consulting group that supports all HP businesses on mission-critical strategic and operation decisions.
The Technology Solutions Group (TSG)
•Business products including storage and servers, managed services and software.
HP Technology Solutions Group
Personal Systems Group (PSG)
HP's Personal Systems Group claims to be "one of the leading vendors of personal computers ("PCs") in the world based on unit volume shipped and annual revenue."
Personal Systems Group products/technology include:
•Consumer PCs including the HP Pavilion, Compaq Presario and VoodooPC series
•Workstations for Unix, Windows and Linux systems
•Handheld Computing including iPAQ Pocket PC handheld computing devices (from Compaq)
•Digital "Connected" Entertainment including HP MediaSmart TVs, HP MediaSmart Servers, HP MediaVaults, and DVD+RW drives. HP resold the Apple iPod until November 2005.
•Home Storage Servers


The Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HPQ), commonly referred to as HP, is an information technology corporation headquartered in Palo Alto, California, United States. HP specializes in building personal computers, notebook computers, servers, printers, calculators, software and home media devices among other technology related products.
The company once catered primarily to engineering and medical markets—a line of business it spun off as Agilent Technologies in 1999. Today, it markets primarily to households, small businesses, and enterprises, selling products such as printers and printer supplies, home and business PCs, and industry-standard servers both directly via online distribution and through independent consumer-electronics and office-supply retailers.
HP posted US $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006 compared to US$91.4 billion for IBM, making it the world's largest technology vendor in terms of sales. In 2007 the revenue was $104 billion, making HP the first IT company in history to report revenues exceeding $100 billion.
HP is the largest worldwide seller of personal computers, surpassing rival Dell, according to market research firms Gartner and IDC reported in January 2008; the gap marire penis between HP and Dell widened substantially at the end of 2007, with HP taking a near 3.9% market share lead. HP is also the 5th largest software company in the world.