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3000 Hanover Street

Palo Alto, CA 94304

United States

Phone: 650-857-1501

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focuses on delivering solutions that help businesses engage audiences, reach new customer segments and markets and deliver compelling content across channels. Software's big data platform, HAVEn, provides assets for processing and understanding machine and sensor data, business data and unstructured human information. HP Financial Services segment This segment provides flexible investment solutions, such as leasing, financing, utility programs and asset management services, for customers to enable the creation of technology deployment models and acquisition of complete IT solutions, including hardware, software and services from HP and others. The company offers a 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 segment This segment includes HP Labs and certain cloud-related business incubation projects among others. Sales and Marketing The company’s customers are organized by consumer and commercial groups, and purchases of HP products, solutions and services might be fulfilled directly by it or indirectly through various partners, including: retailers that sell its products to the public through their own physical or Internet stores; resellers that sell its products and services, frequently with their own value-added products or services, to targeted customer groups; distribution partners that supply its solutions to resellers; original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that integrate its products and services with their own products and services, and sell the integrated solution; independent software vendors that provide their clients with specialized software products and often assist the company in selling its products and services to clients purchasing their products; systems integrators that provide expertise in designing and implementing custom IT solutions and often partner with the company to extend their expertise or influence the sale of its products and services; and advisory firms that provide various levels of management and IT consulting, including some systems integration work, and typically partner with the company on client solutions that require its unique products and services. Suppliers The company is dependent upon Intel and AMD as suppliers of processors; and Microsoft for various software products. Strategy The company’s strategy is to deliver superior products, high-value technology support services and differentiated integrated solutions that combine its infrastructure, software, and services capabilities. Research and Development The company’s expenditures for research and development included $3.4 billion in fiscal 2014. Patents As of October 31, 2014, the company’s worldwide patent portfolio included approximately 34,000 patents. Seasonality The company experiences some seasonal trends in the sale of its products and services. European sales are weaker in the summer months and consumer sales are stronger in the fourth calendar quarter. Competition Personal Systems segment: The company’s primary competitors are Lenovo Group Limited; Dell Inc.; Acer Inc.; ASUSTeK Computer Inc.; Apple Inc.; Toshiba Corporation; and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Printing segment: The company’s primary competitors include Canon U.S.A., Inc.; Lexmark International, Inc.; Xerox Corporation Ltd.; Seiko Epson Corporation; The Ricoh Company Ltd.; Samsung; and Brother Industries, Ltd. Enterprise Group segment: The company’s primary competitors include technology vendors such as International Business Machines Corporation (IBM); Dell, EMC Corporation (EMC); Cisco Systems, Inc. (Cisco); Lenovo; Oracle Corporation (Oracle); Fujitsu Limited (Fujitsu); 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.; and Amazon.com, Inc. (Amazon). Enterprise Services segment: This segment’s primary competitors include IBM Global Services; Comp

 

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