As of 1st November 2015, HP officially splits into two separate companies: Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and HP Inc.
HP Inc. will inherit HP’s print and computing business, including notebooks and workstations, while HPE will consist of enterprise systems, storage, services and software.
So what does it mean for IT services partners like SCC?
HP Inc. & SCC: Working Together
HP Inc. said: “We are excited about the separation and the future of HP Inc. It showcases our plans to grow profitably together with our partners and further defines how we will succeed.
“HP Inc. is a proven leader in the personal systems and printing markets, with exciting new technologies on the horizon.
“Our strong profitability and free cash flow enable investments in growth markets such as 3D printing and immersive computing experiences.
“At the same time, HP Inc. will continue to execute against a well-defined and established strategic plan, ensuring continuity for customers and consistent value to shareholders.”
HPE: Innovation At Its Best
Great news for customers – and for partners. HP Inc. added: “HP Inc. has the same commitment to the channel that our partners have come to trust, but with more focus, flexibility, and accountability.
“Our vast portfolio of products and the different segments they serve make it complex for our partners to do business with us.”
SCC Chief Executive James Rigby has his sights set on continued success alongside each of the new businesses, following 30 years+ of partnership with HP.
He said: “SCC has been HP’s leading technology partner in Europe for more than 30 years, and we’re incredibly excited about the creation of HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
“I believe this will allow SCC, HP Inc., and Hewlett Packard Enterprise to build on our long shared history of supporting customers, delivering excellence across all our projects, and continue to drive change in the IT industry.”