HP is the world’s largest provider of information technology infrastructure, software, services, and solutions to individuals and organizations of all sizes.
We are a $127 billion company with five major lines of business and nearly 350,000 people who work in 170 countries. Our portfolio spans servers, storage, networking, personal computing, imaging and printing, software, services, and solutions.
We’re the 11th largest in America (by revenue) and the 28th largest in the world according to Fortune Magazine. We do business in approximately 170 countries, and a billion people around the world use HP technology every day. In 2011, HP shipped about 52.3 million printers, 62.3 million PCs, and x.x million servers – or about 3.5 products every second.
We bring the advantages of that scale, the breadth and depth of our portfolio, our innovation, and our competitiveness to our customers every day and in almost every country in the world.
Our strategy is all about building on our strength to deliver greater value to customers. We deliver our incredible portfolio in the way that is best for you--helping you turn challenges into opportunities. Our services wrap our core infrastructure and software and are essential to making sure you get the most value from HP. And our solutions make it all work by combining our technologies to advance your business objectives in a holistic and compelling way.
The core: Infrastructure. At the core of our strategy is our infrastructure business. This includes our powerful hardware franchises; #1 or #2 market positions in servers, storage, and networking; and our leading PC and imaging and printing businesses. This is the core, the heritage of this company, because it represents about 70% of our revenue, and we do it better than anyone. Everything else we do either amplifies or builds on this massive differentiating strength.
Expand the core: Software. HP will build on our core offerings with best-in-class software. We’re in the software business to help solve customer problems. Software differentiates our hardware, optimizes its performance, and can expand and extend customer relationships. It also allows us to manage heterogeneous environments consisting of both our and others’ infrastructures.
Add value to the core: Services. Services are incredibly important to HP. Our services help make everything work for our customers, many of whom are service customers with decades-long relationships with us. Services position HP to do what we do best---act as a strategic partner to you, leverage our full portfolio, and ensure that everything works to optimize your enterprise.
Make it work: Solutions. Our solutions make it all work by combining our technologies holistically to help you turn challenges into opportunities. When we bring you a solution, it solves your problem, not someone else’s. From Converged Infrastructure and security, to cloud and mobility, HP has a set of solutions that is second to none.
The portfolio that HP has been building gives us a very strong foundation as our industry evolves. In fact, we have been investing organically and inorganically for several years ahead of industry trends. We have invested nearly 50 billion dollars over the past 5 years in R&D and M&A. And we’ve conducted 34 acquisitions to complement all areas of our business.
Our unique combination of size, scale, and global presence means that we can pioneer new markets, make technology accessible and affordable for customers, use our natural resources effectively, and invest in the research required to enable the next round of technological breakthroughs.