Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE) is an American multinational information technology provider.
HPE was founded in November 2015, following the split of Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) into two independent companies: Hewlett Packard Inc. (HPQ) and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). HP Inc. retained old HP’s consumer-facing PCs and printers business, and HPE was formed from the old HP’s Enterprise product and Business divisions, focusing on servers, storage, cloud, and software services.
In 2017, HPE’s Enterprise Services division merged with Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) and formed DXC Technology, an independent IT services company.
HPE, which specializes in the manufacturing and marketing of storage and server hardware, retained several occupation-related involvements through its Israeli subsidiary Hewlett Packard (Israel) Ltd.
Israel’s Population Registry – Aviv system
Between the years 2017 and 2020, HPE was the sole provider of Itanium servers for the `Aviv` System, the computerization system of the Israeli Administration of Border Crossings, Population and Immigration, formerly operated by the now defunct Hewlett Packard (HP) Company. While HPE’s business partner DXC Technology developed, operated and maintained the system, HPE supplied the needed servers for the operation.
Aviv system contains Israel’s Population Registry which includes information on Palestinian citizens and non-citizen residents of occupied East Jerusalem. The System also includes the `Yesha database` (Hebrew acronym for the West Bank and Gaza), which contains information on Israeli citizens residing in the settlements.
In 2017, HPE was contracted by the Population and Immigration Authority to provide and maintain the servers until 2020 for the total amount of USD 212,318.
In a response to an FOI submitted by Who Profits on April 7, 2021, the Israeli Population and Immigration Authority confirmed that the Aviv System, to which HPE provided Itanium servers, is gradually being phased out and will be terminated in the coming years, following the takeover on the computerizing systems of the ministry by IBM.
Israeli Biometric documentation
In 2019, HPE was contracted to provide servers, data storage and data security services for the Israeli Ministry of Interior Biometric database in the amount of $320,000. Also in 2019, HPE was contracted for equipment maintenance until 2021 for the Ministry of Interior’s Data center.
In 2016, HPE was contracted to continue to supply its services for Israel’s Biometric project, in the amount of over NIS 31 million.
In 2014, the contract with HP was extended until 2025 and since has already amounted to over NIS 223 million worth of contracts that were inherited by HPE and DXC.
In 2008, HP was contracted by the Israeli Ministry of Interior to supply equipment and biometric ID cards for Israel’s biometric documentation project for the amount of NIS 230 million.
Services to Israel Prison Service
Since 2015, HPE has been providing servers, data storage and data security services for Israel Prison Service. In 2020, the company was contracted to provide computer and communication maintenance for Israel Prison Service for 2021-2022 for the amount of over NIS 1 Million.
Services to Israel Police
In 2017, HPE was contracted to maintain VC systems for the Israeli police for the amount of 366,000 NIS. In 2018 it was contracted to maintain servers for Israel Police until 2021.
In 2021 the company was contracted yet again to maintain servers for Israel Police until 2023, in the amount of NIS 4 million.
HP’s Basel System
In 2009, EDS Israel merged into HP under the name “HP Enterprise Services”. EDS Israel headed a consortium which won a contract with the Ministry of Defense and the Israel Police to develop, install and maintain the Basel System, an automated biometric access control system installed and maintained in checkpoints in the occupied West Bank and the Erez checkpoint in Gaza (valued at 8-10 million USD). The system, financed by the US government, included a permit system for Palestinian workers, with hand and facial recognition, and biometric magnetic cards, which became mandatory for all Palestinians from the occupied West Bank who wish to enter Israel since 2005. The Basel System was terminated in late 2016.
The company is publicly traded in NYSE under the ticker symbol HPE.
Major shareholders include: The Vanguard Group (11.09%), Dodge & Cox (12.3%), BlackRock Inc. (9.1%), PRIMECAP Management Company (5.10%), State Street Corporation (5.01%).
President and CEO: Antonio Neri
Hundreds of subsidiaries worldwide.
Israeli subsidiary: Hewlett Packard (Israel) Ltd.
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