A New Era Of Innovation
Effective Aug. 1, Hewlett-Packard officially begins operating as two separate independent Fortune 50 companies: Hewlett Packard Enterprise, which will include enterprise systems, storage, services and software, and HP Inc., a PC and printing business including notebooks and workstations.
Although the final break comes on Nov. 1, HP is required by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to begin operating independently three months before the formal legal separation.
The separation marks a new chapter for one of Silicon Valley's crown jewels -- a company widely admired for technology innovation since being founded 76 years ago in a rented garage in Palo Alto, Calif., by business icons Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard.
Here is a look at what partners need to know now that HP is Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP Inc.