1. A year after separation, HP and HPE are still trying to shed rust

    Five years ago, then Hewlett-Packard CEO Leo Apotheker was derided for an abrupt plan to spin off the PC division from the mothership. It happened anyway in 2015, when the idea seemed more logical. The spinoff led to the creation of HP, which focuses on PCs and printers, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, which focuses on enterprise hardware and the cloud. Now a year after the split, the companies are still trying to shed off the rust as they try to stand on their own legs.

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    1. They showed they could not innovate quickly enough, nor was there enough synergy together.
    2. If all HPE is doing at this point is focusing largely on hardware, you have to ask what the end game here is.
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