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The HP Way    1. HP History    2. Culture    3. Founders    4. Websites    5. Publications    6. Product Lines    7. Acquisitions

HP History: 1. Index

Books, sites, and articles for alumni and friends on the history of HP and many predecessor companies. (HP stock certificate, 1973)

On Nov 1, 2015, the Hewlett-Packard Company was renamed HP Inc. and a new, independent company -- Hewlett Packard Enterprise (no hyphen; singular; green-rectangle logo) -- was spun out. Portions of HPE were later spun out into DXC and Micro Focus, which have spun out other companies. Details: HP Breakup  Note: HP Labs is part of HP Inc. -- but Hewlett Packard Labs (no hyphen) is part of Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

HP Breakup -- HP Breakup-Related Issues (HPInc, HPE, DXC, Micro Focus, Perspecta, Agilent, Keysight...)

Timeless business lessons from HP history -- HP people talk frankly about what went right -- and what went wrong -- as this continuous startup grew rapidly for decades.

Books on HP  (Two dozen HP-related business books -- with Amazon links.)  

Books and links for predecessor companies: Compaq   EDS  Tandem

HPAA's HP history directories:

Company Culture (Selected articles.)

Founders (Selected articles.)

Major HP history websites (Overall company history sites, including the official HPInc/HPE archive.)

HP publications (As-it-happened coverage of HP culture, products, and businesses.)

Specific product lines (Articles and websites.)

Acquisitions and divestitures (Articles.)   Directory (163 acquisitions -- plus 30 divestitures and spinoffs.)

Questions or comments to: info-history@hpalumni.org

Facebook Groups. HP history is discussed on several independent social groups on Facebook, including:

"Hewlett-Packard Friends" -- 13,000 members; operated by Gail Temple and Janet Cousin.

"Hewlett Packard Employees - past and present" -- 1,200 members; operated by Brian Pietrzyk. 

"HP Cupertino Site Alumni" -- operated by Celia Spivack and Dawn Borovich Suiter.

(Updated Mar 21, 2021.)




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