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Performing an External Analysis of HP Inc

Please assist me in performing an external analysis of HP Inc using the following Deliverables:
? Analyze the external environment of HP. Inc.
? Perform an Industry Analysis using Porter's Five Forces Model
? Analyze key factors of the Macro environment
? Identify Threats and Opportunities

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Please assist me in performing an external analysis of HP Inc
Please assist me in performing an external analysis of HP Inc using the following Deliverables:
? Analyze the external environment of HP. Inc.
? Perform an Industry Analysis using Porter's Five Forces Model
? Analyze key factors of the Macro environment
? Identify Threats and Opportunities
Company Description- HP
Hewlett-Packard Company is one of the world's largest Information technology hardware company. It provides a range of computer products, technologies, software, solutions, and services worldwide. Hewlett-Packard was founded in 1939 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. (Yahoo, 2009)
As per HP's website, it operates in more than 170 countries around the world. "HP explore how technology and services can help people and companies address their problems and challenges, and realize their possibilities, aspirations and dreams. "
Important facts abut HP is as follows:

? HP was founded in 1939.
? Corporate headquarters are in Palo Alto, Calif.
? Mark Hurd is president and CEO.
? HP is among the world's largest IT companies, with revenue totaling $118.4 billion for fiscal 2008.
? HP's 2009 Fortune 500 ranking: No. 9.
(HP, 2009)

Environmental analysis
Environmental analysis is an essential element of formulating strategy. Srategy is about:
"* Where is the business trying to get to in the long-term (direction)
* Which markets should a business compete in and what kind of activities are involved in such markets? (markets; scope)
* How can the business perform better than the competition in those markets? (advantage)?
* What resources (skills, assets, finance, relationships, technical competence, facilities) are required in order to be able to compete? (resources)?
* What external, environmental factors affect the businesses' ability to compete? (environment)?
* What are the values and expectations of those who have power in and around the business? (stakeholders)"
As per quickmba, "Strategic planning clearly defines objectives and assesses both the internal and external situation to formulate strategy, implement the strategy, evaluate the progress, and make adjustments as necessary to stay on track."
Environmental analysis tells about the opportunities and threats.

Macro Economic environment
As per wikipedia "The gross domestic product ...

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This in-depth solution of 1,360 words performs and external analysis of HP inc, detailing on the external environment, industry analysis, key factors of the Macro environment and it identifies threats and opportunities.

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