Hewlett-Packard or HP (styled as hp) is an American multi-national information technology corporation headquartered in Palo Alto, California, United States.
It provides hardware, software and services to consumers, small and medium-sised businesses (SMBs) and large enterprises, including customers in the government, health and education sectors. HP produces line of printers, scanners, digital cameras, calculators, PDAs, servers, workstation computers and computers for home and smallbusiness use.
BLAZE TO BRILLIANCE
In 1939, Packard and Hewlett established Hewlett-Packard (HP) in Packard’s garage with an initial capital investment of $538. HP incorporated on August 18, 1947, and went public on November 6, 1957. The company’s first customer was Walt Disney Productions, which purchased eight audio oscillators to use in its movie Fantasia.
HP’s Imaging and Printing Group (IPG) 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.
ENGAGEMENT THAT ENTHRALS
HP is listed in Green-peace’s Guide to Greener Electronics that rank electronics manufacturers according to their policies on sustainability, energy and climate and green products. It scored most points on the new Sustainable Operations criteria, having
the best programme for measuring and reducing emissions of greenhouse gases from its suppliers and scoring maximum points for its thorough paper procurement policy.
HP Labs, the research arm of HP, was founded in 1966. HP Labs aim to deliver new technologies and to create business opportunities that go beyond HP’s current strategies. HP Idea Lab further provides a web forum on early-state innovations to encourage open feedback from consumers and the development community.
With the acquisition of Compaq in 2002, HP has maintained the ‘Compaq Presario’ brand on low-end home desktops and laptops, the ‘HP Compaq’ brand on business desktops and laptops, and the ‘HP Pro Liant’ brand on Intel-architecture servers. The ‘HP Pavilion’ brand is used on home entertainment laptops and all home desktops.
1. In 1939, Packard and Hewlett established Hewlett-Packard (HP) in Packard’s garage with an initial capital investment of $538
2. HP’s Imaging and Printing Group (IPG) is the leading imaging and printing systems provider in the world for printer hardware, printing supplies and scanning devices