Hewlett Packard may be getting ready to split into two companies. No, they won’t be called Hewlett and Packard… at least I don’t think they will.
Instead, the Wall Street Journal reports one business will focus on personal computers and printers while the other will focus on services and hardware for enterprise customers.
Update: Yup, it’s official. HP is breaking up the band… and starting two new ones.
At the time, HP had just acquired enterprise software company Autonomy. But that deal wound up being much more problematic than anticipated. CEO Leo Apotheker left the company following that acquisition (and the largely failed acquisition of Palm), and Meg Whitman took over as CEO of the company.
Now the Wall Street Journal reports Whitman would stay on as CEO of the new enterprise company and chair of the PC and printer company, while HP vice president Dion Weisler would take over as CEO of the PC division.