Select the links below that fit your situation...
- Current HP employee:
Information for Current Employees. Join
Ex-Compaq* group on LinkedIn.
HP employee in the process of leaving:
groups on LinkedIn.
- Former Compaq employee who never worked for HP:
groups on LinkedIn.
- Recruiter wishing to post jobs:
LinkedIn. How to get your
LinkedIn profile to show the correct company for each
LinkedIn Tips &
Traps - Positions
- Micro Focus "Seattle SpinCo" US tax liability on 2017 return.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise shareholders received
stock in Micro Focus, a UK company, in the September
spinoff of the software business -- and may have realized gains reportable on their 2017 tax returns.
- If you acquired HP
stock via the Compaq employee
stock purchase plan. Determine cost basis and
ordinary income or capital gain for each lot of shares
spawned by HP since the Compaq merger -- HP Inc,
Hewlett Packard Enterprise, DXC Technology, Micro Focus...
And download the HPAA's Compaq Cost Basis and
Spinoff Tax Calculator.
Details and HPAA advice for former CPQ
Former Digital employees should also see
HP Inc is the
legal successor to Compaq -- and has responsibility for any
commitments. (Does not depend on whether your last business
unit subsequently wound up in HPI or HPE in the HP
- October 25, 1991: "The Day Everything Changed at Compaq"
"Pulse" article by Sean Burke
- "Open: How Compaq Ended IBM's
PC Domination and Helped Invent Modern Computing" – by Rod Canion.
"...a series of risky and daring decisions – often facing
criticism and incredulity – that allowed the open PC standard
marketplace to thrive and the incredible benefits of open
computing to be realized."
BenBella Books (October 15, 2013) ASIN:
1937856992 Author's website:
- Documentary based on Rod Canion's "Open"
Cowboys" page on Facebook.
Verification for former HP and Compaq employees.
Networking Directory of HP-
and Compaq-related networks and groups around the world.
Contacts for former HP, HPI, HPE employees
Compaq company history (via the
- Gordon Bell's
Wikipedia article – with references
and links. Note: Wikipedia articles change over time, may not
cover all aspects of the topic consistently, and may not be written from
a neutral point of view.
* The informal
Employees group on LinkedIn is operated by Compaq alumni, not
by the HPAA. The group is not endorsed or supported by the company.
The Hewlett-Packard Alumni Association is operated by former employees
who volunteer their time. Not endorsed or supported by the company.
More about the HPAA
Rod Canion, Jim Harris, and Bill
Murto – 1982.