Hewlett Packard Essay

Hewlett Packard
A SWOT analysis of the Hewlett Packard company.
# 64631 | 2,806 words | 5 sources | APA | 2005 | US
Published on Mar 29, 2006 in Business (Companies) , Business (Industries) , Business (General)

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This paper begins with a look at the internal weaknesses of the Hewlett Packard company, explaining that these weakness are primarily reflected in the company's internal structuring. The paper also explains that, in spite of its internal weaknesses, Hewlett Packard is still a strong company. The paper then proceeds to analyze opportunities and threats confronting Hewlett Packard and concludes with recommendations for the its future.

Table of Contents
Resource Analysis
Industry Environment
Strategic Challenges

From the Paper:

"Although overall HP is a strong company in terms of taking advantages of a competitive environment and growing through acquisitions, it does have internal weaknesses as well. Like many companies involved in IT, the company had to go through what is commonly referred to as the tech bubble, which peaked in the late nineties and then crashed. While this market later re-stabilized and grew through innovation, many companies were severely impacted at the time and are still feeling the impact today to some extent. Although HP is one of the companies that made it out of the tech boom and bust of this time period, it was still adversely affected at the time. Also, in terms of internal weaknesses, HP has had to lay off employees from time to time, reflecting a weakness in internal structuring. "With the Good Comes Some Bad: Buried in a the reporting about HP's great quarter was some bad news for HP employees. The company "said it would lay off 2,000 more employees by early next year as the company cuts costs in expensive areas like California while hiring more lower-wage workers offshore," The San Jose Mercury News reported" (Webb, 2003). Overall however the company is strong."

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