A merged Hewlett-Packard has formally launched amid a flurry of details on product and service strategies, customer support, sales force integration and management structure.

The company also launched an integrated Web site, featuring more than three million pages, detailed product maps and more than 10,000 products from HP and Compaq.

In launching the new company, HP chairwoman Carly Fiorina and CEO Michael Capellas said much of the integration planning had already been completed and has been put in motion.

Fiorina said: "We are ready, we are executing on our decisions, as opposed to making them. We are delivering on our commitment."

She said the merger with Compaq will give HP the technology portfolio and the scale to compete better in a slowing market. She said: "This is an industry characterized by slower growth. It will consolidate and HP is leading that consolidation."