HP Logo – Hewlett-Packard, also known as HP, is one of the largest companies in information technology in the world, based in Palo Alto, California. Manufactures and markets hardware and software in addition to providing services for assistance related to computer science. The company was founded in 1939 and was engaged to the manufacture of instruments electronic measuring and laboratory. Today is the leader in selling printers.
The September 22, 2011 Meg Whitman was named the new president and CEO, replacing in this way to Léo Apotheker. William Hewlett and David Packard were two partners in Stanford University. In the garage of his house 1 built an audio oscillator, an electronic test instrument used by sound engineers.
HP entered the computer field in 1966 with the 2116A, the first HP 1000 Series designed to collect and analyze data produced by instruments of HP. HP 1000 computers are used for CIM applications such as monitoring and process control, alarm management and monitoring of machines.