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The disclosures contemplated herein include the fair value measurements at the reporting date by the level within the fair value hierarchy in which the fair value measurements in their entirety fall, segregating fair value measurements using quoted prices in active markets for identical assets (Level 1), significant other observable inputs (Level 2), and significant unobservable inputs (Level 3). 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Less current portion Financing Receivable, before Allowance for Credit Loss, Current Non-current long-term receivables Financing Receivable, before Allowance for Credit Loss, Noncurrent Outstanding commitment to provide long-term financing to third parties Long-term Financing The amount of outstanding commitments to provide long-term financing to third parties. Other charges: Other Charges and Income [Abstract] Other Charges and Income [Abstract] Intangibles amortization Reorganization of business Other Restructuring Costs Legal settlements Gain (Loss) Related to Litigation Settlement Other charges Retirement Benefits [Abstract] Schedule of Defined Benefit Plans Disclosures [Table] Schedule of Defined Benefit Plans Disclosures [Table] Retirement Plan Sponsor Location [Axis] Retirement Plan Sponsor Location [Axis] Retirement Plan Sponsor Location [Domain] Retirement Plan Sponsor Location [Domain] U.S. UNITED STATES Non-U.S. Foreign Plan [Member] Retirement Plan Type [Axis] Retirement Plan Type [Axis] Retirement Plan Type [Domain] Retirement Plan Type [Domain] Pension Benefit Plan Pension Plan [Member] Postretirement Health Care Benefits Plan Postretirement Health Coverage [Member] Defined Benefit Plan Disclosure [Line Items] Defined Benefit Plan Disclosure [Line Items] Service cost Defined Benefit Plan, Service Cost Interest cost Defined Benefit Plan, Interest Cost Expected return on plan assets Defined Benefit Plan, Expected Return (Loss) on Plan Assets Amortization of Defined Benefit Plan, Net Periodic Benefit Cost, Amortization [Abstract] Defined Benefit Plan, Net Periodic Benefit Cost, Amortization [Abstract] Unrecognized net loss Defined Benefit Plan, Amortization of Gain (Loss) Unrecognized prior service benefit Defined Benefit Plan, Amortization of Prior Service Cost (Credit) Net periodic pension benefits Defined Benefit Plan, Net Periodic Benefit Cost (Credit) Income Taxes Income Tax Disclosure [Text Block] Other Assets [Abstract] Other Assets, Noncurrent [Abstract] Defined benefit plan assets Assets for Plan Benefits, Defined Benefit Plan Tax receivable Deferred Tax Assets, Tax Credit Carryforwards, Alternative Minimum Tax Non-current contract cost assets Other Other Unspecified Assets The aggregate carrying amount as of the balance sheet date of noncurrent assets not separately disclosed in the financial statements or notes thereto. Other assets, total Revenue, Remaining Performance Obligation, Expected Timing of Satisfaction [Table] Revenue, Remaining Performance Obligation, Expected Timing of Satisfaction [Table] Revenue, Remaining Performance Obligation, Expected Timing of Satisfaction, Start Date [Axis] Revenue, Remaining Performance Obligation, Expected Timing of Satisfaction, Start Date [Axis] Managed and Support Services Managed And Support Services [Member] Managed And Support Services [Member] Revenue, Remaining Performance Obligation, Expected Timing of Satisfaction [Line Items] Revenue, Remaining Performance Obligation, Expected Timing of Satisfaction [Line Items] Revenue, remaining performance obligation Revenue, Remaining Performance Obligation, Amount Expected timing of satisfaction, period Revenue, Remaining Performance Obligation, Expected Timing of Satisfaction, Period Technology Trade Names Trade Names [Member] Customer Relationships Debt assumed Business Combination, Consideration Transferred, Liabilities Incurred Cash paid for acquisition Intangible assets acquired Business Combination, Recognized Identifiable Assets Acquired and Liabilities Assumed, Finite-Lived Intangibles Acquired assets Business Combination, Recognized Identifiable Assets Acquired and Liabilities Assumed, Assets Useful life Finite-Lived Intangible Asset, Useful Life Shares acquired (in shares) Acquired liabilities Business Combination, Recognized Identifiable Assets Acquired and Liabilities Assumed, Liabilities Cash payments Payments to Acquire Businesses, Gross Cash acquired from acquisition Cash Acquired from Acquisition Transaction costs Business Acquisition, Transaction Costs Repayments of assumed debt Repayments of Assumed Debt Useful life of intangibles Acquired Finite-lived Intangible Assets, Weighted Average Useful Life Goodwill expected to be tax deductible Business Acquisition, Goodwill, Expected Tax Deductible Amount Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) [Table] Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) [Table] Foreign Currency Translation Adjustments Accumulated Foreign Currency Adjustment Attributable to Parent [Member] Available-for-Sale Securities AOCI, Accumulated Gain (Loss), Debt Securities, Available-for-sale, Parent [Member] Defined Benefit Plans Accumulated Defined Benefit Plans Adjustment Attributable to Parent [Member] Reclassification adjustment - Actuarial net losses into Other income (expense) Accumulated Defined Benefit Plans Adjustment, Net Gain (Loss) Attributable to Parent [Member] Reclassification adjustment - Prior service benefits into Other income (expense) Accumulated Defined Benefit Plans Adjustment, Net Prior Service Attributable to Parent [Member] Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) [Line Items] Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) [Line Items] Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) [Roll Forward] AOCI Including Portion Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest, Net of Tax [Roll Forward] Other comprehensive income (loss) before reclassification adjustment Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), before Reclassifications, before Tax Tax benefit (expense) Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) before Reclassifications, Tax Reclassification adjustment before tax Reclassification from Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income, Current Period, before Tax Tax expense (benefit) Reclassification from AOCI, Current Period, Tax Schedule of Goodwill [Table] Schedule of Goodwill [Table] Goodwill [Line Items] Goodwill [Line Items] Goodwill Activity Goodwill [Roll Forward] Balance as of January 1, 2019 Goodwill acquired Goodwill, Acquired During Period Purchase accounting adjustments Goodwill, Purchase Accounting Adjustments Balance as of June 29, 2019 Schedule of Compensation Expense Schedule Of Employee Service Share Based Compensation Allocation Of Recognized Period Costs [Table Text Block] Schedule Of Employee Service Share Based Compensation Allocation Of Recognized Period Costs [Table Text Block] Share-based Compensation Fair Value Assumption Disclosure of Share-based Compensation Arrangements by Share-based Payment Award [Table Text Block] Other Charges (Income) Other Charges [Table Text Block] Other Charges [Table Text Block] - Table Text block for the break-up of other charges charged to earnings. Other Income (Expense) Schedule of Other Nonoperating Income (Expense) [Table Text Block] Earnings Per Common Share Schedule of Earnings Per Share, Basic and Diluted [Table Text Block] Accounts Receivable, Net Schedule of Accounts, Notes, Loans and Financing Receivable [Table Text Block] Inventories, Net Schedule of Inventory, Current [Table Text Block] Other Current Assets Schedule of Other Assets [Table Text Block] Property, Plant and Equipment, Net Property, Plant and Equipment [Table Text Block] Investments Cash Equivalents and Investments [Table Text Block] Cash Equivalents and Investments [Table Text Block] - Schedule of Cash equivalents and investments, including debt and equity securities accounted for under the equity or cost methods of accounting. Other Assets Schedule of Other Assets, Noncurrent [Table Text Block] Accrued Liabilities Schedule of Accrued Liabilities [Table Text Block] Other Liabilities Schedule of Other Liabilities [Table Text Block] Schedule of Other Liabilities [Table Text Block] Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss Schedule of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) [Table Text Block] Debt and Credit Facilities Debt Disclosure [Text Block] Dividends declared (in USD per share) Common Stock, Dividends, Per Share, Declared Share-Based Compensation Plans Share-based Payment Arrangement [Text Block] Other Liabilities [Abstract] Other Liabilities, Noncurrent [Abstract] Defined benefit plans Liability, Defined Benefit Pension Plan, Noncurrent Non-current contract liabilities Unrecognized tax benefits Unrecognized Tax Benefits Noncurrent The non-current portion of the gross amount of unrecognized tax benefits pertaining to uncertain tax positions taken in tax returns as of the balance sheet date, excluding amounts pertaining to examined tax returns. Deferred income taxes Deferred Income Tax Liabilities, Net Other Other Unspecified Noncurrent Liabilities This element represents other noncurrent liabilities other than specified in the taxonomy. 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by Employer Weighted average interest rate Long-term Debt, Weighted Average Interest Rate, over Time Additional borrowings available Debt Instrument, Additional Borrowings Available Debt Instrument, Additional Borrowings Available Repurchased face amount Debt Instrument, Repurchased Face Amount Repurchase amount paid Debt Instrument, Repurchase Amount Interest expense Interest Expense, Debt Loss on repurchase of debt Gain (Loss) on Repurchase of Debt Instrument Conversion rate Debt Instrument, Convertible, Conversion Ratio Effective conversion price of convertible shares (in US$ per share) Debt Instrument, Convertible, Conversion Price If-converted value in excess of principal Debt Instrument, Convertible, If-converted Value in Excess of Principal Revenue, Initial Application Period Cumulative Effect Transition [Table] Revenue, Initial Application Period Cumulative Effect Transition [Table] Revenue, Initial Application Period Cumulative Effect Transition [Line Items] Revenue, Initial 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Securities, Name [Domain] Antidilutive Securities, Name [Domain] Performance Options Performance Options [Member] Performance Options [Member] Securities excluded from computation of dilutive shares due to antidilutive nature (in shares) Antidilutive Securities Excluded from Computation of Earnings Per Share, Amount Reorganization of Business Restructuring and Related Activities Disclosure [Text Block] Operating Leases Lessee, Operating Lease, Liability, Payment, Due [Abstract] 2019 Lessee, Operating Lease, Liability, Payments, Remainder of Fiscal Year 2020 Lessee, Operating Lease, Liability, Payments, Due Year Two 2021 Lessee, Operating Lease, Liability, Payments, Due Year Three 2022 Lessee, Operating Lease, Liability, Payments, Due Year Four 2023 Lessee, Operating Lease, Liability, Payments, Due Year Five Thereafter Lessee, Operating Lease, Liability, Payments, Due after Year Five Total lease payments Lessee, Operating Lease, Liability, Payments, Due Interest Lessee, Operating Lease, Liability, Undiscounted Excess Amount Present value of lease liabilities Operating Lease, Liability Finance Leases Finance Lease, Liability, Payment, Due [Abstract] 2019 Finance Lease, Liability, Payments, Remainder of Fiscal Year 2020 Finance Lease, Liability, Payments, Due Year Two 2021 Finance Lease, Liability, Payments, Due Year Three 2022 Finance Lease, Liability, Payments, Due Year Four 2023 Finance Lease, Liability, Payments, Due Year Five Thereafter Finance Lease, Liability, Payments, Due after Year Five Total lease payments Finance Lease, Liability, Payment, Due Interest Finance Lease, Liability, Undiscounted Excess Amount Present value of lease liabilities Finance Lease, Liability Total 2019 Lease Liability, Payments, Due Reminder of Fiscal Year Lease Liability, Payments, Due Reminder of Fiscal Year 2020 Lease Liability, Payments, Due Year Two Lease Liability, Payments, Due Year Two 2021 Lease Liability, Payments, Due Year Three Lease Liability, Payments, Due Year Three 2022 Lease Liability, Payments, Due Year Four Lease Liability, Payments, Due Year Four 2023 Lease Liability, Payments, Due Year Five Lease Liability, Payments, Due Year Five Thereafter Lease Liability, Payments, Due after Year Five Lease Liability, Payments, Due after Year Five Total lease payments Lease Liability, Payments, Due Lease Liability, Payments, Due Interest Lease, Liability,Undiscounted Excess Amount Lease, Liability,Undiscounted Excess Amount Present value of lease liabilities Lease, Liability Lease, Liability Derivative Instruments, Gain (Loss) by Hedging Relationship, by Income Statement Location, by Derivative Instrument Risk [Table] Derivative Instruments, Gain (Loss) [Table] Derivative Instruments, Gain (Loss) [Line Items] Derivative Instruments, Gain (Loss) [Line Items] Effective portion Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Cash Flow Hedge, Gain (Loss), before Reclassification and Tax Forward points recognized Gain (Loss) on Components Excluded from Assessment of Foreign Currency Cash Flow Hedge Effectiveness Undesignated derivatives recognized Gain (Loss) on Foreign Currency Derivative Instruments Not Designated as Hedging Instruments Payments for repurchased shares Number of shares repurchased (in shares) Repurchase of common shares, average cost (in US$ per share) Treasury Stock Acquired, Average Cost Per Share Share repurchase authority utilized during period Stock Repurchased During Period, Value Amount available for future share repurchase Stock Repurchase Program, Remaining Authorized Repurchase Amount Cash dividends paid Intangible Assets Schedule of Finite-Lived Intangible Assets [Table Text Block] Amortized Intangible Assets Schedule of Intangible Assets by Reporting Segment [Table Text Block] Disclosure of the gross carrying amount and accumulated amortization of intangible assets by reporting segment of the entity. Goodwill Schedule of Goodwill [Table Text Block] Long-Term Customer Financing Proceeds Received From Non-Recourse Sales Of Accounts Receivable And Long-Term Receivables Schedule of Proceeds Received from Non Recourse Sales of Accounts and Long Term Receivable Text Block [Table Text Block] Schedule of Proceeds Received from Non Recourse Sales of Accounts and Long Term Receivable Text Block Expected volatility of common stock Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Fair Value Assumptions, Expected Volatility Rate, Minimum Expected volatility of the S&P 500 Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Fair Value Assumptions, Expected Volatility Rate, Maximum Risk-free interest rate Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Fair Value Assumptions, Risk Free Interest Rate Dividend yield Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Fair Value Assumptions, Expected Dividend Rate Supplemental cash flow information: Cash Flow, Operating Activities, Lessee [Abstract] Net cash used for operating activities related to operating leases Operating Lease, Payments Net cash used for operating activities related to finance leases Finance Lease, Interest Payment on Liability Net cash used for financing activities related to finance leases Finance Lease, Principal Payments Assets obtained in exchange for lease liabilities: Right-of-Use Asset Obtained In Exchange For Lease Liability [Abstract] Right-of-Use Asset Obtained In Exchange For Lease Liability [Abstract] Operating leases Right-of-Use Asset Obtained in Exchange for Operating Lease Liability Schedule of Segment Reporting Information, by Segment [Table] Schedule of Segment Reporting Information, by Segment [Table] Segment Reporting Information [Line Items] Segment Reporting Information [Line Items] Net sales Operating Earnings by Segment Segment Reporting Information, Operating Income (Loss) [Abstract] Operating earnings Total other expense Common stock par value (in US$ per share) Common Stock, Par or Stated Value Per Share Common stock authorized (in shares) Common Stock, Shares Authorized Common stock issued (in shares) Common Stock, Shares, Issued Common stock outstanding (in shares) Common Stock, Shares, Outstanding Revenue from Contracts with Customers Revenue from Contract with Customer [Text Block] Retirement and Other Employee Benefits Pension and Other Postretirement Benefits Disclosure [Text Block] Assets: Finance lease assets Finance Lease, Right-of-Use Asset Total lease assets Lease, Right-of-Use Assets Lease, Right-of-Use Assets Current liabilities: Liabilities, Current [Abstract] Finance lease liabilities Finance Lease, Liability, Current Total lease liabilities, current Lease, Liabilities, Current Lease, Liabilities, Current Non-current liabilities: Liabilities, Noncurrent [Abstract] Operating lease liabilities Finance lease liabilities Finance Lease, Liability, Noncurrent Total lease liabilities, non-current Lease, Liabilities, Non-current Lease, Liabilities, Non-current Schedule of Long-term Debt Instruments Schedule of Long-term Debt Instruments [Table Text Block] Disaggregation of Revenue Disaggregation of Revenue [Table Text Block] Contract Balances Contract with Customer, Asset and Liability [Table Text Block] Contract Cost Balances Capitalized Contract Cost [Table Text Block] Schedule of Net Benefit Plan Costs Schedule of Defined Benefit Plans Disclosures [Table Text Block] Derivative Instruments, Gain (Loss) [Table] Canadian dollar Canada, Dollars Foreign currency gain (loss) Gain (loss) on derivative instruments Fair Value, Assets Measured on Recurring Basis [Table] Fair Value, Recurring and Nonrecurring [Table] Measurement Frequency [Axis] Measurement Frequency [Axis] Measurement Frequency [Domain] Measurement Frequency [Domain] Recurring basis Fair Value, Recurring [Member] Fair Value Hierarchy and NAV [Axis] Fair Value Hierarchy and NAV [Axis] Fair Value, Measurements, Fair Value Hierarchy [Domain] Fair Value Hierarchy and NAV [Domain] Level 1 Fair Value, Inputs, Level 1 [Member] Level 2 Fair Value, Inputs, Level 2 [Member] Measurement Basis [Axis] Measurement Basis [Axis] Fair Value Measurement [Domain] Fair Value Measurement [Domain] Portion at Fair Value Measurement Portion at Fair Value Measurement [Member] Estimate of Fair Value, Fair Value Disclosure Estimate of Fair Value Measurement [Member] Investment Type [Axis] Investment Type [Axis] Investments [Domain] Investments [Domain] Corporate bonds Corporate Debt Securities [Member] Fair Value, Assets and Liabilities Measured on Recurring and Nonrecurring Basis [Line Items] Fair Value, Assets and Liabilities Measured on Recurring and Nonrecurring Basis [Line Items] Assets: Fair Value Assets Measured On Recurring Basis Abstract Fair Value Assets Measured On Recurring Basis Abstract Foreign exchange derivative contracts Available-for-sale securities Debt Securities, Available-for-sale Common stock Equity Securities, FV-NI Liabilities: Fair Value Liabilities Measured On Recurring Basis Abstract Fair Value Liabilities Measured On Recurring Basis [Abstract] Foreign exchange derivative contracts Property, Plant and Equipment, Net [Abstract] Property, Plant and Equipment, Net [Abstract] Land Land Leasehold improvements Leasehold Improvements, Gross Machinery and equipment Machinery and Equipment, Gross Property, plant and equipment, gross Property, Plant and Equipment, Gross Less accumulated depreciation Accumulated Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization, Property, Plant, and Equipment Property, plant and equipment, net Depreciation expense Depreciation Schedule of Largest Net Notional Amounts of The Positions to Buy or Sell Foreign Currency Schedule of Derivative Instruments [Table Text Block] Summary of Fair Values and Location In Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet Schedule of Derivative Instruments in Statement of Financial Position, Fair Value [Table Text Block] Summary of Derivative Instruments and The Effect on the Condensed Consolidated Statements Of Operations Derivative Instruments, Gain (Loss) [Table Text Block] New Accounting Pronouncements or Change in Accounting Principle [Table] New Accounting Pronouncements or Change in Accounting Principle [Table] Accounting Standards Update 2016-02 Accounting Standards Update 2016-02 [Member] New Accounting Pronouncements or Change in Accounting Principle [Line Items] New Accounting Pronouncements or Change in Accounting Principle [Line Items] Operating lease liabilities Operating ROU assets Deferred rent and exit cost accruals reclassified Deferred Rent Credit Corporate bonds Strategic investments, at cost Equity Securities without Readily Determinable Fair Value, Amount Company-owned life insurance policies Cash Surrender Value of Life Insurance Equity method investments Equity Method Investments Long-term investments Investments in money market mutual funds classified as cash and cash equivalents Money Market Funds, at Carrying Value Fair value of long term debt Long-term Debt, Fair Value Share-based Payment Arrangement, Expensed and Capitalized, Amount [Table] Share-based Payment Arrangement, Expensed and Capitalized, Amount [Table] Selling, general and administrative expenses Selling General And Administrative Expense [Member] Selling, General and Administrative Expense [Member] Research and development expenditures Research and Development Expense [Member] Employee Service Share-based Compensation, Allocation of Recognized Period Costs [Line Items] Share-based Payment Arrangement, Expensed and Capitalized, Amount [Line Items] Share-based compensation expense included in Operating earnings Share-based Payment Arrangement, Expense Tax benefit Share-based Payment Arrangement, Expense, Tax Benefit Share-based compensation expense, net of tax Share-based Payment Arrangement, Expense, after Tax Decrease in basic earnings per share (in US$ per share) Share Based Compensation Expense Impact On Earnings Per Share Basic This element represents the increase (decrease) in basic earnings per share attributable to share-based compensation expense. Decrease in diluted earnings per share (in US$ per share) Share Based Compensation Expense Impact on Earnings Per Share Diluted This element represents the increase (decrease) in diluted earnings per share attributable to share-based compensation expense. Foreign Exchange Contract British pound United Kingdom, Pounds Australian dollar Australia, Dollars Chinese renminbi China, Yuan Renminbi Position [Axis] Position [Axis] Position [Domain] Position [Domain] Long Long [Member] Short Short [Member] Notional amounts of outstanding foreign exchange contracts Number of net notional positions to buy or sell foreign currency disclosed (in number of positions) Largest Positions of Foreign Currency Derivatives Held This element represents the number of the largest net notional amounts of positions to buy or sell foreign currency which is disclosed in the footnotes.