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Strategic Business Management and Planning

Internal Risk Assessment

Prepare a paper identifying the key capabilities of the Hewlett-Packard Company

- Discuss the firm's strengths and weaknesses in marketing, human resources, management, research and development, finance, and other applicable areas.

- Analyze how internal organizational dynamics influence strategic business continuity.

- Access the company's website and use the Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations, if available, and the most recent company Annual Report as sources.

Reference your readings and at least three other sources, including Datamonitor 360, the Internet, or other properly cited sources. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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Running Head: INTERNAL RISK MANAGEMENT

Internal Risk Assessment

Hewlett-Packard Company, globally known as HP Company is the leading producer of laser and ink-jet printing products throughout the globe. Other than producing the ink jet products, HP Company also produces personal systems and imaging products. This company generates its revenues from seven different divisions, which are personal system groups for the company.

The purpose of this paper is to discuss Hewlett-Packard Company's strengths and weaknesses in the major applicable areas such as Human resource Management, research and development, finance and marketing. On top of that, an analysis of how the firm's internal organization's dynamics influences the strategic business continuity is also provided in the paper.

Every successful business organization has to experience weaknesses as well as strengths in its day to today activities, Hewlett-Packard Company is no exception. The various strengths associated with Hewlett-Packard Firm while marketing are hereby discussed. HP Company is known to have a strong marketing position globally, of its Hardware products, software products, solutions and services that they offer. It is one among the leading producers of computer products in the worldwide market. In the year 2006, HP Company overthrew Dell in the sale of PC products in the market and managed to sustain their position and the leaders in the year 2007. To strengthen the point that Hewlett-Packard is enjoying a benefit of a strong market position, consider this case; HP Company comes in second after International Business Machines in the international servers market of both high-end systems as well as low end system servers. To spice the benefit up, Hewlett Company is also the leader of x86 Blade as well as UNIX based servers market leader. Moreover, Hewlett-Packard maintains a strong position in the world market against its competitors. When it comes to network disk storage market HP occupies 13.2% of the market share. It is also rated as one of the top five players in replication software, SRM software and replication software (DATAMONITOR, 2010).

Robust financials is another benefit associated with Hewlett-Packard's operations. Over the recent years, data from the firm's financials has shown that the company has a strong financial stand in the market. This fact is supported by the data collected from the year 2003 and 2007 ...

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Strategic business management and planning for Hewlett Packard Company is examined.

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