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The Computer Industry
This paper discusses the global strategic alliance between two companies in the computer industry: Hewlett Packard (U.S.) and SAP (Germany).
# 61994 | 2,500 words | 13 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Nov 05, 2005 in Business (Companies) , Business (Industries) , Computer and Technology (General)

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This paper explains that, in 1989, HP and SAP entered into a strategic partnership to offer integrated solutions for the computer industry assuming that the business solutions they provide together would be much better and more profitable than any of the products in the industry. The author points out that, while the alliance has proved to be profitable, working with different cultures and collaborating in an industry, where knowledge and intelligence of the employee determine the viability of the company, can be challenging. The paper stresses that the common objects and goals set for the partnership should benefit both companies equally; Microsoft and Intel have been able to generate tremendous profits for each other due to their collaborative efforts in the development of new processors and the software codes for these processors.

Table of Contents
Pros and Cons of the Partnership
SWOT Analysis of SAP and HP
Hewlett Packard
Future Plans for HP and SAP Partnership

From the Paper:

"As of 2005, both companies remain successful in offering business solutions for big and mid-sized corporations. HP offers the hardware (servers) that is able to run UNIX, Linux, or Windows operating systems; SAP offers "ERP applications pre-configured for companies in oil & gas distribution, and consumer foods and high-tech device manufacturing. SAP will provide software, implementation services, maintenance, end-user training, support, functional management, and application management. HP will provide the data center and services that include operations, infrastructure hosting, storage on demand, business recovery, managed Web solutions, and security services." In addition, the company also collaborates on offering the necessary service to support the business solutions that are offered."

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