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Hewlett-Packard was founded by Bill Hewlett and David Packard at California in 1939. Headquarter of HP is in Palo Alto, California, USA. Hewlett-Packard manufactures computer system, computer software and provides consulting and I.T services. It has three divisions Snapfish, HP Labs and Compaq. HP is an American multinational company which is popular for its servers, personal computers, printers, notebook computers, digital cameras, calculators, scanners and network related software programs. The present logo of the company has undergone many changes.

The company provides services and manufactures different devices not only for the professional users but for the home users too. HP is the largest seller of personal computer in the world. There is considerable difference in the sales of Dell, IBM and HP. The founders of the company William (Bill) Hewlett and David Packard were graduated in electrical engineering from the University of Standford. The name of the company was decided by tossing a coin that whether it would be Hewlett-Packard or Packard-Hewlett. The Walt Disney Company was the earliest customer of the company.

In start HP manufactures a variety of products even agricultural products but with the passage of time it focused on high quality electronic products. In 1940s the company produces many instruments such as voltmeters, oscilloscopes, signal generators, thermometers, wave analyzers, frequency counters and time standards. But then it reduces its number of products and focused on some particular field in electronics to get good place in the market. It is the specialization of HP that it became the largest personal computer selling company and got fame in printers, scanners and related devices.

In 1960 Hewlett Packard partnered Yokogawa Electric and Sony Japan to develop its products. HP has to spend more but its products did not become more successful. HP started to manufacture computer with HP 2100 and HP 1000 in 1966. In the same year HP labs started its work of researching new technology to make his products better. HP introduced many new personal computers, servers and equipment which remain very successful in the market. HP manufactured different electronic products which gain reliability and popularity in the market. In 1972 a first handheld scientific calculator was invented by the company. In 1980 HP introduced laser printers and inkjet along with scanners. These printers and scanners became very successful in the market. In 1990 HP developed its products and increased the range of its products in the market.

In 2002, HP merged with Compaq to develop the quality of its products. After the merge with Compaq personal computers, servers and notebook computers were brought in the market. These products became popular and became dominant because the experts of both companies used their experiences to capture the market. HP has manufactured a successful line of its products including scanners, printers, PDAs, digital cameras, workstation computers and servers and calculators for home as well as professional use. There is none other as outstanding as HP is in the field of printing and scanning technologies.

The management of HP is very efficient and effective which captures the international market successfully. It is not only the HP but many other companies created mergers and joint ventures to develop its products, to invent new technology and to capture the market. HP is not a new company there is vast experience behind the company which form it one leading company not in USA but in UK and in international market as well. The style of the management of HP is called the HP Way. The company took part in sponsorship actively and the sponsorship of Walt Disney Worlds’ is also included in it.

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