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

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On Nov 1, 2015, the legal name of the Hewlett-PackardCompany was changed to HP Inc. and a new, completely separate 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 separate companies.

Our HP Breakup Timeline shows each event as HP spawned Agilent, Keysight, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, HPInc, DXC Technology, Micro Focus, Perspecta... Each is a completely separate company. hpalumni.org/hptimeline

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

HP Inc. (HP):

- HP Inc. corporate headquarters is at the long-time site at 1501 Page Mill Road in Palo Alto, CA on land leased from Stanford University. Many functions -- including HR, Benefits, and Payroll -- are located at a new site in Spring, TX, near Houston. HP Inc corporate office addresses 

- HP Inc. has approximately 53,000 worldwide direct employees. Annual Report October 31, 2020  (55,000 per Annual Report October 31, 2018)

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE):

- HPE corporate headquarters was moved from Palo Alto to the Alviso district of San Jose -- and then moved to a new campus on a former Compaq site in Houston, TX. HPE subsidiary Aruba headquarters moved from Santa Clara, CA to San Jose, CA. "In addition, our storage business, West Coast territory sales team, GreenLake, software, and other technical talent -- along with non-technical talent that chooses not to relocate -- will be based in San Jose." HPE corporate office addresses  (Scroll down for current HPE Corporate Headquarters in Houston. Formerly Palo Alto then San Jose.)

- HPE has approximately 59,000 worldwide direct employees. Annual Report October 31, 2020  (60,000 per Annual Report October 31, 2018)

Labs: Note that HP Labs is part of HP Inc. -- but Hewlett Packard Labs is part of Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

Joint history: HP and HPE have jointly hired HeritageWerks, a brand-marketing firm, to digitize the HP archives. HP and HPE jointly support Bill and Dave's offices at 1501 Page Mill Road and the Garage.

Stock Time to untangle your stock! Depending on when and how you acquired stock, you may now have stock in up to six HP-related companies in various accounts -- or have missed cash payouts. An HPAlumniteam has developed a step-by-step process.

Contacts for former employees and retirees of HP and related companies.

For those who worked at:  Agilent    Autonomy    Compaq    DEC    DXC    EDS    Keysight    Micro Focus    Perspecta    Tandem    Other Acquisitions and Spinoffs 

Employment verification and experience letters for Hewlett-Packard or Hewlett Packard Enterprise, predecessor companies, and successor companies. Employment and Salary Verification   Experience Letter  

HP Inc. is the legal successor to the companies acquired by Hewlett-Packard before the company was split into HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Responsibility for commitments to former employees of Compaq, EDS, etc. remain with HP Inc. -- regardless of whether the employee's last business unit ended up in HP or HPE. Includes employment verification and any retiree health, pension, etc. plans.

Which HP-related companies have me classified as a retiree or former employee? Given HP's history of acquisitions and spinoffs, this may not be obvious. If any doubt, check here: Which Company

If leaving or recently left: ASAP Checklist.

Advice and info on returning to HP, HPE, DXC, or Micro Focus -- including informal and formal restrictions.

Xerox raid -- Corporate raider Carl Icahn has sold his 4.4% of HP Inc. but maintains his 13% of Xerox. Top ten shareowners: HP  Xerox.

Explanation by communication experts William Abbott and Louis Costello.


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