HP Receives "Strong Positive" Vendor Rating from Analyst Firm
PALO ALTO, Calif., June 12, 2007
HP today announced that Gartner, Inc., the leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry, has rated the company "strong positive" - its highest rating possible - in a recent report.(1)
Gartner evaluates companies based on a five-point scale from strong negative to strong positive. Companies rated as "strong positive" are viewed as providing strategic products, services or solutions for their customers.
Based on this rating, Gartner advises existing HP customers to continue with their planned investments and potential customers to consider HP as a strong choice for strategic investments.
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HP focuses on simplifying technology experiences for all of its customers - from individual consumers to the largest businesses. With a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure, HP is among the world's largest IT companies, with revenue totaling $97.1 billion for the four fiscal quarters ended April 30, 2007. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com.
(1) Gartner report "Vendor Rating: HP," June 8, 2007, Carl Claunch, et al., ID Number G00147380.
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