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HP split takes place

November 2, 2015

Dion Weisler, CEO of HP Inc.

Dion Weisler, CEO of HP Inc.

Dion Weisler, President and CEO of the OEM’s new printing division HP Inc, said it would empower “industries, communities and individuals” to continuously ‘reinvent’ how they operate.

The new company came into being as of 1 November 2015, as the group split into HP Inc and HP Enterprise. HP said the new business employs almost 50,000 people and “aims to create a world where technology works around the needs of society and adapts to every business and person, to their context and environment, helping them move from ideation to creation effortlessly and naturally”.

The OEM said HP Inc will build on its leadership in printing and PCs “to make it easier and more enjoyable for customers to print”, while personal systems combining design and users experience with great value will also be developed.

It will also look to grow in copiers, graphics printing and commercial mobility in “key verticals”, while its 3D printing and immersive computing technology will offer opportunities to “fuse together the physical and digital worlds”.

There has been a lot of speculation leading up to the split, with one analyst saying in July that the two companies will grow by securing acquisitions. Another article in October described the formation of HP Inc as a ‘gamble’, predicting it would face “tough challenges in what is a shrinking business”.

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