Breaking up is not hard to do

Mark Lawrie of CSC and Meg Whitman of HPE in the video announcing the merger of their services operations

HP Enterprise HPE has spun out its enterprise services business into CSC, creating an entity with US26bn of revenue.

Which we think translates as Good luck using the merger as an excuse to get out of or heavily modify your current services contracts even if you hate CSC and HPE.

Whitman says sloughing off services means the company can focus on secure, next generation, software-defined infrastructure that leverages a … portfolio of servers, storage, networking, converged infrastructure, as well as our Helion Cloud platform and software assets.

The company also wants to make a play for IT at the edge with … Aruba and computing products for campus, branch and Internet of Things applications.

Yet surely the advent of cloud and global talent pools means the your mess for less proposition is fading fast.

HPE also announces its second quarter results on Wednesday, US time.

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