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Hewlett-Packard on track to separate businesses in November

HP Enterprise will focus on software, services, and hardware; HP Inc will sell personal computers and printers

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Ms Whitman says two firms will have radically different characteristics, requiring new company directors.

San Francisco

HEWLETT-Packard Co is well on its way to splitting into two separate companies around Nov 1, chief executive officer Meg Whitman told shareholders at the company's annual meeting.

One of the companies will be named HP Enterprise and will focus on supplying businesses