Profile: HP Inc (HPQ.N)
27 Nov 2015
HP INC, formerly Hewlett-Packard Company (HP), incorporated on February 11, 1947, is a global provider of products, technologies, software, solutions and services to individual consumers, small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and large enterprises, including customers in the government, health and education sectors. The Company offers IT industry's broadest portfolios of products and services that bring infrastructure, software, and services through innovation to enable its customers to create value and solve business problems. The Company designs its solutions to provide foundation, in the areas of security, cloud, mobility and big data, by leveraging the breadth of its offerings and the strengths and capabilities of its individual business units. The Company’s operations are organized into seven business segments: Personal Systems; Printing; the Enterprise Group (EG); Enterprise Services (ES); Software; HP Financial Services (HPFS), and Corporate Investments.
Personal Systems provides commercial PCs, consumer PCs, workstations, thin client PCs, tablets, retail point-of-sale (POS) systems, calculators and other related accessories, software, support and services for the commercial and consumer markets. The Company groups commercial notebooks, commercial desktops, commercial tablets, workstations and thin clients into commercial clients and consumer notebooks, consumer desktops and consumer tablets into consumer clients when describing performance in the markets.
Commercial PCs are optimized for use by customers including enterprise and SMB customers, and for connectivity, reliability and manageability in networked environments. Commercial PCs include the HP ProBook and HP EliteBook lines of notebooks and hybrids (detachable tablets), the HP Pro and HP Elite lines of business desktops and all-in-ones, retail POS systems, HP Thin Clients, HP ElitePad and HP Pro Tablet PCs. Commercial PCs also include workstations that are designed and optimized for high-performance and demanding application environments including Z desktop workstations, Z all-in-ones and Z mobile workstations. Consumer PCs include the HP Spectre, HP ENVY, HP Pavilion, HP Chromebook, HP Split and HP Slate series of multi-media consumer notebooks, consumer tablets, hybrids and desktops, including the TouchSmart line of touch-enabled notebooks and all-in-one desktops.
Printing provides consumer and commercial printer hardware, supplies, media, software and services, as well as scanning devices. Printing is also focused on imaging solutions in the commercial markets. These solutions range from managed print services to areas such as industrial applications, outdoor signage and the graphic arts business. HP groups LaserJet, large format printers and commercial inkjet printers into Commercial Hardware and consumer and SMB inkjet printers into Consumer Hardware when describing performance in these markets.
LaserJet and Enterprise Solutions delivers LaserJet and enterprise products, services and solutions to the SMB and enterprise segments including LaserJet printers and supplies (toner), Officejet Pro X inkjet enterprise products and supplies, multi-function devices, scanners, web-connected hardware, managed services, and enterprise software solutions such as Web Jetadmin. Managed Print Services provides printing equipment, supplies, support, workflow optimization and security features for SMB and enterprise customers around the world, utilizing proprietary HP tools and fleet management solutions, as well as third-party software.
Inkjet and Printing Solutions deliver consumer and SMB inkjet solutions (hardware, supplies, media, and web-connected hardware and services) and include single-function and all-in-one inkjet printers. Ongoing initiatives and programs, such as Ink in the Office and Ink Advantage, and newer initiatives, such as Instant Ink, are intended to provide innovative printing solutions to consumers and SMBs. The Company’s Ink in the Office initiative is focused on providing high value inkjet printing solutions to SMBs through its Officejet Premium and Officejet Pro inkjet portfolios. Its Ink Advantage program aims to provide savings on the overall cost of printing in emerging markets.
Graphics Solutions deliver large format printers (Designjet, Large Format Production and Scitex Industrial), specialty printing, digital press solutions (Indigo and Inkjet Webpress), supplies and services to print service providers and design and rendering customers. The solutions cover a wide range of printing applications such as technical design, photos, sign and display, direct mail, marketing collateral, labels and packaging, and publishing. Software and Web Services delivers a suite of offerings, including photo-storage and printing offerings (such as Snapfish), document storage, entertainment services, web-connected printing, and PC back-up and related services.
The Company’s Enterprise Group provides a broad portfolio of enterprise technology infrastructure solutions for a variety of operating environments that address a wide range of customer challenges, including the need to increase agility and accelerate innovation in order to drive revenue, manage risk and lower costs. HP Helion, its enterprise technology infrastructure portfolio of servers, storage, networking and technology services combined with HP's cloud services and software. HP's Converged Systems portfolio (servers, storage and networking) simplifies IT through quick deployment, intuitive management and system-level support.
Its Industry Standard Servers offers a range of products from entry-level servers through premium ProLiant servers, which run Windows, Linux and virtualization platforms from software providers such as Microsoft Corporation (Microsoft) and VMware, Inc. (VMware), and open source software from other major vendors while leveraging x86 processors from Intel and AMD. The business spans a range of server product lines, including microservers, towers, traditional rack, density-optimized rack and blades, solutions for large, distributed computing companies who buy and deploy nodes at a massive scale. Industry Standard Servers also offers HP Moonshot servers operating on ARM, AMD and Intel Atom-based processors which offer reduced cost, space, energy and complexity compared to traditional servers.
Business Critical Systems delivers its mission-critical systems through a portfolio of HP Integrity servers based on the Intel Itanium processor that run the HP-UX and OpenVMS operating systems, as well as HP Integrity NonStop solutions and mission-critical x86 ProLiant servers. The Company’s storage offerings include platforms for enterprise and SMB environments. Its flagship product is the 3PAR StoreServ Storage Platform, which is designed for virtualization, cloud and IT-as-a-service. Traditional Storage solutions include tape, storage networking and legacy external disk products such as EVA and XP. Converged Storage solutions include 3PAR StoreServ, StoreOnce and StoreVirtual products. These offerings enable customers to optimize their existing storage systems, build new virtualization solutions and facilitate their transition to cloud computing.
The Company’s networking offerings include switches, routers, wireless local area network (WLAN) and network management products that deliver open, scalable, secure, agile and consistent solutions that span the data center, campus and branch environments and deliver software-defined networking and unified communications capabilities. Its unified wired and wireless networking offerings include WLAN access points, controllers and switches. Its networking solutions are based on FlexNetwork architecture, which is designed to enable simplified server virtualization, unified communications and multi-media application delivery for the enterprise. Software-defined networking provides an end-to-end solution to automate the network from data center to campus and branch.
The Company’s Technology Services provides support services and technology consulting, focused on cloud, mobility and big data and provides IT organizations with advice, design, implementation, migration and optimization of EG's platforms: servers, storage, networking and converged infrastructure. Support services offerings span various levels of customer support needs and include: HP Foundation Care, its portfolio of reactive hardware and software support services; HP Proactive Care, which combines remote support technology for real-time monitoring with rapid access to its technical experts; HP Datacenter Care, a comprehensive and flexible capacity end-to-end support for HP and multi-vendor systems that enables customers to build, operate or consume IT in traditional, cloud or hybrid cloud environments; and Lifecycle Event services, which are event-based services offering its technology expertise and consulting for each phase of the technology life cycle. These services are available in the form of service contracts, pre-packaged offerings (HP Care Pack services) or on a customized basis.
The Company’s Enterprise Services provides technology consulting, outsourcing and support services across infrastructure, applications and business process domains. ES delivers to its clients by investments in consulting and support professionals, infrastructure technology, applications, standardized methodologies and global supply and delivery. ES also creates opportunities to sell additional hardware and software by offering solutions that encompass both products and services.
The Company’s Infrastructure Technology Outsourcing delivers comprehensive services that streamline and optimize its clients' technology infrastructure to enhance performance, reduce costs, mitigate risk and enable business change. These services encompass the management of data centers, IT security, cloud computing, workplace technology, networks, unified communications and enterprise service management. It also offers a set of managed services that provide a cross-section of its broader infrastructure services for smaller, discrete engagements.
The Company’s Application and Business Services helps its clients develop, revitalize and manage their applications and information assets. This full application life cycle approach encompasses application development, testing, modernization, system integration, maintenance and management for both packaged and custom-built applications and cloud offerings. The Application and Business Services portfolio also includes intellectual property-based industry solutions, along with technologies and related services all of which help clients better manage their critical industry processes for customer relationship management, finance and administration, human resources, payroll and document processing.
The Company’s Software provides IT management, application testing and delivery, information management, big data analytics, security intelligence and risk management solutions for businesses and enterprises of all sizes. Its software offerings include licenses, support, professional services and software-as-a-service (SaaS). Application Delivery Management is part of HP's IT management offerings, provides software that enables organizations to deliver high performance applications by automating and testing the processes required to ensure the quality and scalability of desktop, web, mobile and cloud-based applications.
Big Data provides a full suite of software designed to help organizations store, explore, govern, protect and serve information and insights that fundamentally improve the outcomes of businesses and the environment, while managing risk and meeting legal obligations. The group's suite includes HP Vertica, the analytics platform for machine, structured and semi-structured data, HP IDOL, a unique analytics platform for human information from Autonomy, as well as market solutions for archiving, data protection, eDiscovery, information governance and Enterprise Content Management.
Enterprise Security software is designed to disrupt fraud, hackers and cyber criminals by scanning software and websites for security vulnerabilities, improving network defenses and providing real-time warning of threats as they emerge. IT Operations Management which is part of HP's IT management offerings, provides software required to automate routine IT tasks and to pinpoint IT problems when they occur, helping enterprises to reduce operational costs and improve the reliability of applications running in a traditional, cloud or hybrid environment.
Marketing Optimization focuses on delivering solutions that help businesses engage audiences, reach new customer segments and markets and deliver compelling content across channels. The group provides solutions for augmented reality, contact center analytics, customer communications management and digital experience management. Software's big data platform, HAVEn, provides unique assets for processing and understanding machine and sensor data, business data and unstructured human information. Software also leverages HAVEn's unique analytic assets to deliver market-leading, purpose-built solutions for a variety of markets, including application testing and delivery, big data analytics and applications, IT operations management, marketing optimization and enterprise security.
HP Financial Services
HP Financial Services provides flexible investment solutions, such as leasing, financing, utility programs and asset management services, for customers to enable the creation of unique technology deployment models and acquisition of complete IT solutions, including hardware, software and services from HP and others. HPFS partners with customers globally to help build investment strategies that enhance their business agility and support their business transformation. HPFS offers a wide selection of investment solution capabilities for large enterprise customers and channel partners, along with an array of financial options to SMBs, educational and governmental entities.
Corporate Investments includes HP Labs. It also includes certain cloud-related business incubation projects among others.
The Company competes with Lenovo Group Limited, Dell Inc., Acer Inc., ASUSTeK Computer Inc., Apple Inc., Toshiba Corporation, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Canon U.S.A., Inc., Lexmark International, Inc., Xerox Corporation Ltd., Seiko Epson Corporation, The Ricoh Company Ltd., Samsung and Brother Industries, Ltd., International Business Machines Corporation, EMC Corporation, Cisco Systems, Inc., Oracle Corporation, Fujitsu Limited, Inspur, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., NetApp, Inc., Hitachi Ltd., Juniper Networks, Inc., Arista Networks, Inc., Extreme Networks, Inc., Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., VMware, Microsoft, Google Inc., Rackspace Inc., Amazon.com, Inc., IBM Global Services, Computer Sciences Corporation, Accenture plc., Wipro Limited, Infosys Limited, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd, CA Technologies, Inc., BMC Software, Inc., Adobe Systems Inc., Open Text Corporation, Symantec Corporation, Intel and IBM Global Financing.
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