smartKPIs.com Performance Architect update 33/2010
In my previous blog post I reviewed the approach Canon Inc. has to strategic planning and how its actions reflect the corporate strategic direction. While researching the topic I came across the Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) website. HP is considered today the world’s largest IT company, with 304,000 employees worldwide, 1 billion customers in 170 countries, revenue totaling $114.6 billion for fiscal 2009 (HP, 2010a) and a market capitalization of $86.81 billion (Google Finance).
For the last few weeks HP has been in a turmoil with the abrupt resignation of the CEO, so I started comparing the press releases of the two companies for the month of August 2010:
Canon, 2010 (4 releases for the period, I have selected 3 in the list below):
- Aug 16, 2010: Canon products selected for prestigious EISA awards in Europe
- Aug 13, 2010: Canon Aids Rain-Disaster Relief Efforts in China
- Aug 6, 2010: Canon Aids Flooding Relief Efforts in Pakistan