HP Inc (formerly Hewlett-Packard Company): PCs and Printers

There are now two HPs. There may have been smart business reasons for doing that, but for busy IT professionals it is confusing for the brand and there is just no way around that. Let me try to clear it up. HP Inc sells computers, solutions and services. But HP Enterprise sells services, solutions and computers.

Ok it is not that bad but does take a little study to figure this out. As a shorthand, think of HP Inc as focusing on the individual and small business. Think of HPE as focused on the enterprise.

Here is how HP Inc (NYSE:HPQ) describes themselves:

HP Inc. creates technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. Through our portfolio of printers, PCs, mobile devices, solutions, and services, we engineer experiences that amaze.

HP Inc., formerly Hewlett-Packard Company, incorporated on February 11, 1998, is a provider of products, technologies, software, solutions and services to individual consumers, small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and large enterprises, including customers in the government, health and education sectors. The Company operates in seven business segments: Personal Systems, Printing, the Enterprise Group (EG), Enterprise Services (ES), Software, HP Financial Services (HPFS) and Corporate Investments.

The Company offers personal computing and other access devices; imaging and printing related products and services; enterprise information technology (IT) infrastructure, including enterprise server and storage technology, networking products and solutions, technology support and maintenance; multi-vendor customer services, including technology consulting, outsourcing and support services across infrastructure, applications and business process domains, and software products and solution, including application testing and delivery software, big data analytics, information governance and IT Operations Management.

For more see: http://www.hp.com/

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