We earn customer respect and loyalty by consistently providing the highest quality and value.
We achieve sufficient profit to finance growth, create value for our shareholders and achieve our corporate objectives.
We recognize and seize opportunities for growth that builds upon our strengths and competencies.
We lead in the marketplace by developing and delivering useful and innovative products, services and solutions.
Commitment to employees
We demonstrate our commitment to employees by promoting and rewarding based on performance and by creating a work environment that reflects our values.
We develop leaders at all levels who achieve business results, exemplify our values and lead us to grow and win.
We fulfill our responsibility to society by being an economic, intellectual and social asset to each country and community where we do business.
Our Shared Values
Passion for customers
We put our customers first in everything we do.
Trust and respect for individuals
We work together to create a culture of inclusion built on trust, respect and dignity for all.
Achievement and contribution
We strive for excellence in all we do; each person's contribution is critical to our success.
Results through teamwork
We effectively collaborate, always looking for more efficient ways to serve our customers.
Speed and agility
We are resourceful and adaptable, and we achieve results faster than our competitors.
We are the technology company that invents the useful and the significant.
We are open, honest and direct in our dealings
HP Corporate History
The company was founded in a one car garage in Palo Alto by Bill Hewlitt and David Packard, and initially produced a line of electronic test equipment. HP was the world's leading PC manufacturer from 2007 to Q2 2013, at which time Lenovo ranked ahead of HP.HP specialized in developing and manufacturing computing, data storage, and networking hardware, designing software and delivering services. Major product lines included personal computing devices, enterprise and industry standard servers, related storage devices, networking products, software and a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. HP directly marketed its products to households, small- to medium-sized businesses and enterprises as well as via online distribution, consumer-electronics and office-supply retailers, software partners and major technology vendors. HP also had services and consulting business around its products and partner products.
Hewlett-Packard company events included the spin-off of its electronic and bio-analytical measurement instruments part of its business as Agilient technologies in 1999, its merger with Compaq in 2002, and the acquisition of EDS in 2008, which led to combined revenues of $118.4 billion in 2008 and a Fortune 500 ranking of 9 in 2009. In November 2009, HP announced the acquisition of 3Com with the deal closing on April 12, 2010. On April 28, 2010, HP announced the buyout of Palm Inc. for $1.2 billion. On September 2, 2010, HP won its bidding war for 3PAR with a $33 a share offer ($2.07 billion), which Dell declined to match.
Hewlett-Packard spun off its enterprise products and services business as Hewlett Packet Enterprises on November 1, 2015. Hewlett-Packard held onto the PC and printer businesses, and was renamed to HP INC.
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