Changes at HP

In November 2015, HP will be separating into two new, individual companies.  This has hardly been a secret but it has not received much attention from the press.  In light of this, and in light of the fact that the majority of our clients have HP equipment, I thought it would be appropriate to give everyone a quick outline of what to expect this fall

When HP splits, one company, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, will focus its business on servers, infrastructure and business services.  The second company, HP Inc., will be focused on printing and personal computers.

HP Transition Plan

Due to the size of HP and the complexity of the separation, HP is planning to complete the transition in waves by country.  In the U.S., we are scheduled to see the separation begin August 1st.  As a HP user, you shouldn’t see or feel much of an impact.  HP has confirmed they will not be shipping new orders between August 1st and August 6th but we can easily work around this, so it is not a concern.

In recent months we have seen inventory of all HP equipment be fairly limited.  Our hope and expectation is that this has been due to the pending separation.  After August 6th, we are hoping and expecting the availability of Hewlett Packard Enterprise equipment and HP Inc., equipment to return to normal levels in the marketplace so delivery can be completed in a timely manner.

To learn more about HP’s separation plans and progress, you can visit their website – www.www.hpnext.com.

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