Press Release: December 08, 2006

HP Positioned in “Leaders” Quadrant for PC Lifecycle Configuration Management

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 8, 2006

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HP today announced that its HP OpenView Configuration Management Software has been positioned in the “Leaders” quadrant of industry analyst firm Gartner Inc.’s evaluation of the PC lifecycle configuration management market.(1)

According to Gartner, “leaders” are vendors that are performing well today, have a clear vision of market direction and are actively building competencies to sustain their leadership position in the market.

The HP Configuration Management solution enables customers to keep their entire software infrastructures in their desired states – up to date, reliable and secure. By rapidly provisioning desktops and notebooks, enforcing configuration compliance and automating the management of all software layers on a PC, the solution delivers substantial cost savings to small and large enterprises alike.

“For HP, we believe being in the leaders quadrant is additional proof that our strategic investments are delivering value to our customers,” said Deborah Traub, vice president, Product Strategy – Management Products, Software, HP.

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About the Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted December 2006 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the “Leaders” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About HP

HP is a technology solutions provider to consumers, businesses and institutions globally. The company’s offerings span IT infrastructure, global services, business and home computing, and imaging and printing. For the four fiscal quarters ended Oct. 31, 2006, HP revenue totaled $91.7 billion. More information about HP (NYSE, Nasdaq: HPQ) is available at

(1) Gartner, “Magic Quadrant for PC Life Cycle Configuration Management, 2006,” by R. Colville, M. Silver, T. Cosgrove, Dec. 4, 2006.

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