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3000 Hanover Street

Palo Alto, CA 94304

United States

Phone: 650-857-1501


, and are augmented by support and professional services to provide a solution to customers. HPFS This segment supports and improves the company’s global product, software and services solutions by providing a range of value-added asset management and financing services. HPFS, through financings, enables the company’s worldwide customers to acquire IT solutions, including hardware, software, and services. HPFS offers leasing, financing, utility programs, and asset management services for large enterprise customers. HPFS also provides a range of financial options to SMBs and educational and governmental entities. HPFS offers customized solutions to balance customer cash flow, technology obsolescence, and capacity needs. Corporate Investments This segment includes HP Labs, the webOS business, and certain business incubation projects. Sales, Marketing, and Distribution The company’s customers are organized by consumer and commercial customer groups, and purchases of the company’s products, solutions, and services might be fulfilled directly by the company 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 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 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 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 partner with the company on client solutions that require its 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 were $3.1 billion in the year ended October 31, 2013. Patents As of October 31, 2013, the company’s worldwide patent portfolio included approximately 38,000 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 (year ending October 2013). Competition Personal Systems: The company’s primary competitors include Lenovo Group Limited; Dell Inc. (Dell); Acer Inc.; ASUSTeK Computer Inc.; Apple Inc.; Toshiba Corporation; and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Samsung) (for tablets). Printing: The company’s primary competitors include Canon U.S.A., Inc.; Lexmark International, Inc.; Xerox Corporation; Seiko Epson Corporation; Ricoh Company Ltd; Samsung; and Brother Industries, Ltd. Enterprise Group: The company’s primary competitors include technology vendors, such as International Business Machines Corporation (IBM); Dell; EMC Corporation (EMC); Cisco Systems, Inc.; VMware; Microsoft; and Inc. Enterprise Services: The company’s primary competitors include IBM Global Services; Computer Sciences Corporation; systems integration firms, such as Accenture Ltd.; and offshore companies, such as Fujitsu Limited, as well as Wipro Limited, Infosys Limited, and Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. It also competes with Dell. Software: The company’s IBM; CA Technologies, Inc.; VMware; BMC Software, Inc.; and others. It also competes with Adobe Systems Inc.; EMC; Open Text Corporation; O


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