We’ve known about Hewlett-Packard’s plan to split itself into two separate companies, but now CEO Meg Whitman has announced that the splitting process is officially on track to complete by November 1st. The two companies will be known as Hewlett Packard Enterprise, which will strictly target corporate clients, and HP, which will handle the consumer PC and printer market.
According to a statement made by HP CEO Meg Whitman, her company is now officially on track to splinter itself off into two entirely separate divisions by November 1. The end of Hewlett-Packard as we know it today will usher in the new era of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and HP Inc. One entity will take on the brunt of HP’s consumer PC and printer market, while the other will be strictly catered to high-level businesses and corporate clientele. The company says that no area of day-to-day operations will be interrupted by the separation, even going so far as to claim that certain areas of their support systems will actually see considerable amounts of improvement as operations are streamlined and rough edges are rounded down. And although the divorce papers won’t be finalized until later this year, early signs of the split were already on display at the company’s HP Discover conference held this week. The first, and most obvious example of what HP’s customers can expect this fall came in the form of Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s new logo, which presented a minimal, no-nonsense aesthetic made to match the newly minted company’s steadfast ambitions.