It seems that large companies see the agility of startups and wish that they were small again. As their core products reach small profit margins, these companies are separating to allow their enterprising potential grow. Symantec split into Symantec and Veritas, PayPal and eBay split up, and effective today, HP has split into two companies.
HP Inc. retains the computer, server, printer, and other hardware manufacturing and sales. Hewlett Packard Enterprise will provide enterprise services to organizations.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is an industry leading technology company that enables customers to go further, faster. With the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio, spanning the cloud to the data center to workplace applications, Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s technology and services help customers around the world make IT more efficient, more productive and more secure.
Along with the new company comes a new logo:
HP is chronicling their turnaround, which includes the split, at hpnext.com. The articles there include an introduction to Hewlett Packard Enterprise and announcement of the new Board of Directors. HP CEO Meg Whitman will serve as president and chief executive officer of Hewlett Packard Enterprise and chairman of the board for HP Inc. Dion Weisler will be CEO of HP, Inc.