Global HQ: Palo Alto, California, US Website: www.hp.com
Global leader: Leo Apotheker, CEO
Local leader: Keith Watson, managing director, New Zealand
Core activity: Computers, imaging and printing, storage and software
Revenue: US$114.6 billion (FY2008 to 2009, ended October 31)
Key customers: AgResearch, Department of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Social Development, Inland Revenue Department, Telecom NZ, Fonterra, Weta Digital, Meridian Energy
Hewlett-Packard has a new chief executive, Leo Apotheker. The first major move of the former SAP CEO is the unveiling of ‘Instant On Enterprise’. The cross-company initiative combines HP’s hardware, software and services in an effort to help large enterprises reduce IT complexity and become more responsive to the needs of the business and customers. Depending on how HP delivers on its vision, it will likely shape Apotheker’s reign at HP, says analyst Rob Enderle. The initiative is targeted at enterprises and government.
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