Last week HP confirmed and announced plans to split into two new publicly trading Fortune 50 companies: one comprising of HP’s market-leading enterprise infrastructure, software and services businesses, which will do business as Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, and one that will comprise HP’s market-leading printing and personal systems businesses, which will do business as HP Inc. The message from HP’s leadership is that there will be no immediate impact to customers and it will be business as usual for the next year, anticipating that it will take 12 months to effect the change.
Data#3 has been delivering HP solutions for over 20 years and as a leading Platinum Partner believe this to be positive news for customers. With HP splitting the company and focusing HP Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise charter on specific Products and Solutions, we believe it will see HP accelerate the pace of its innovation and simplify their interactions with customers. The result will be a stronger more competitive portfolio.
Hewlett-Packard Enterprise will have a unique portfolio and strong multi-year innovation roadmap across services, infrastructure and software to allow customers to take full advantage of the opportunities presented by cloud, big data, security and mobility in the rapidly evolving world of Business IT.
HP Inc. is already a proven leader in the PC and printing markets and with dedicated focus to develop exciting new technologies HP Inc. will only solidify its position. The new company’s strong profitability and free cash flow will enable investments in growth markets such as 3-D printing and new computing experiences. At the same time, HP Inc. will continue to execute against a well-defined and established strategic plan, ensuring continuity for customers.