Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman on Tuesday told Wall Street analysts that the merger of HPE's $20 billion services business with systems integrator CSC in one fell swoop creates a $26 billion, market-leading, pure-play global IT services powerhouse and a more agile, sharply focused $33 billion software-defined infrastructure company.

Whitman said she sees a combined CSC and HPE services company as a new "powerhouse IT services company" able to grab share in a consolidating IT outsourcing market, while HPE will be positioned to move even faster in the software-defined infrastructure market.

"In some ways, shareholders get the best of both worlds," she said. "They get to maintain a position in Hewlett Packard Enterprise with a more focused software-defined data center and edge strategy, and they get to ride the upside" of a global services......


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