Both companies have been office equipment mainstays.
And no, scientists won't be able to use them to peruse Facebook.
Why does a little-known British company think its worth that much?
Hewlett-Packard Enterprise is selling off its services arm.
The future of computing means blending physical and digital realities, he says.
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