Hewlett-Packard is an American multinational information technology company headquartered in Palo Alto, California. It develops and provides a wide range of hardware, software, and services to consumers and businesses. HP is one of the world's largest IT companies, with a global workforce of over 304,000 employees.
The company was founded in 1939 by William Hewlett and David Packard, two Stanford University graduates who built the first HP products in a garage. Today, HP is a leading player in the technology industry, with a portfolio that includes printers, laptops, desktops, servers, storage, networking, and more. HP is also a major provider of enterprise services, including cloud, mobility, and security.