Hewlett-Packard Company (commonly referred to as HP) is one of the largest IT-solutions company. It developes and produces a wide range of hardware components as well as software applications. Founded in 1939. Headquarters in Palo Alto, California, the United States. Company employes more than 300,000 (Q2, 2015) people. Since 1986 HP has made more than 100 acquisitions in a variety of specializations from hardware components manufacturing to cloud computing software.
On 2014, Hewlett-Packard decided to split the PC and printers business from its enterprise business. The split closed on 2015 and resulted in two publicly traded companies: HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
IP Inc. is now a successor of former Hewlett-Packard Company inlcuding its ticker symbol of HPQ. HP Inc. develops hardware, such as personal computers (PC) and printers.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (uses new ticker symbol of HPE) is an enterprise-oriented company. It has three divisions: Enterprise Group (develops and produces servers, storage, and networking equipment), Enterprise Services, Software and Financial Services.