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Gartner Invest Research Community Vision: The Challenges and Opportunities HP Inc. Faces as It Prepares to Go It Alone

Published: 27 April 2015

ID: G00275091

Analyst(s): Neil MacDonald , Andrew Neff


After HP splits into two parts in November 2015, investors will initially hold positions in both companies. To address their queries about HP Inc. (the PC/printer arm), Gartner analysts assess the strengths and challenges facing the new entity in declining PC and printer markets.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • The Starting Point
    • A Change in Strategy
  • Gartner's Analysis
  • HP Inc.'s Consolidated Business
    • Background/Context
    • Overall Strengths and Challenges
    • Strategic Considerations
  • Personal Systems
    • Background/Context
    • Strengths and Challenges
    • Strategic Considerations
  • Printers
    • Background/Context
    • Strengths and Challenges
    • Strategic Considerations
  • Implications for Investors
    • What Investors Should Do

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