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    Research HP.
    Using your readings, the Library, and the Internet, write responses to each of the following:

    1.What is your impression of the operation of HP?
    2.Conduct a SWOT Analysis of HP to be submitted in an MS Word table.
    3.Define competitive advantage and competitive strategy. Does HP have a competitive advantage and/or a competitive strategy? Justify your answer.
    4.Choose one HP product (http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/index.html?mtxs=corp&mtxb=3&mtxl=4). Describe the components of this product value chain.
    5.What strategic alternatives are open to HP? Explain and justify your answer.
    Please submit your assignment.

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    The response addresses the queries posted in 1583 words with references.
    //The paper will include the research on the company Hewlett Packard (HP). It will include the deep analysis of HP operations and detailed view of SWOT analysis, which includes company's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. Further, it will include information about an HP product with strategic alternatives' review.//

    Operation of HP

    The operational strategy of HP keeps on renovating because a company needs to rebuild its operational strategy according to the requirement of market in order to get the better competitive advantage. The BSA business service automation of the company was formed in such a way that it has been very effective in the field of IT system management (Csuchico 2010).

    It has automated change and audit processes across every technical aspect of business service, like its clients, servers, application, network devices and storage elements. The product strategy of HP is to bring together its data center automation and client automation. Earlier, it was involved in the management of the technology within datacenters and networks. Later, it automated key IT processes across the management lifecycles of client devices (Csuchico 2010).

    The concept of HP is to optimize business technology and the framework for understanding the depth of system management. HP focuses on three things that are design, build and operating function. Operation center monitors, controls and reports on the health and performance of mixed IT environments, including networks, system, database applications and core services (Csuchico 2010).

    The operational strategy of HP once used to be the best, but as the new competitors came up in the market, it lost its grip for a while; still today, HP products have maintained their perfect position in the market and the company has regained its hold on the industry of information technology and products (Csuchico 2010).

    //This part of paper will include the SWOT analysis of HP Company with respect to external as well as internal market environment around company. SWOT analysis will include the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the company.//

    SWOT Analysis of HP


    Strong Market Position
    Prominent Brand Name Recognition
    Successful Strategic Acquisitions

    Weak Market Segment Integration
    Lack of in-house management consulting division
    Inactive research and development spending


    Expanding presence in cloud computing market
    Expanding portfolio of imaging and printing solutions
    Other IT initiatives

    Projected decreases in the IT markets
    Hyper-competitive ...

    Solution Summary

    The response addresses the queries posted in 1583 words with references.