Earlier this week, HP began life as two separate companies. One of those companies is calling itself HP Inc. The other is calling itself Hewlett Packard Enterprise, or HPE.
Given that for decades the world has used "HP" to refer to "Hewlett Packard," everyone wants to call that new company "HP Enterprise," even most of its 200,000-ish employees.
But that won't do, the execs at that company say. They insist that employees (and preferably the world) use the full "Hewlett Packard Enterprise." If the seven syllable name just won't roll off your tongue, you've been given their blessing to use the stock symbol, HPE. But for goodness sake, do not call them HP Enterprise.
(Interestingly, internally for the last year, top execs have been referring to the two different companies as "I" for HP Inc. and "E" for HPE.)