HP Tipped To Merge PC And Printing Divisions

2012-03-22 09:06:19

Published on 2012-03-22 09:06:19

Ink giant Hewlett Packard (HP) is to combine its PC and printing divisions, sources close to the company have told Reuters.

The move comes as part of a major internal overhaul with the intention of increasing combined hardware sales to customers.

As part of the move, the current printing division chief Vyomesh Joshi would reportedly step down with current PC division leader Todd Bradley in command of the new unit.

A segment of Reuters' report reads: "Chief executive officer [Meg] Whitman is looking to streamline the organization to make it easier for customers to buy the two products together, and to reinvest any savings into research and development."

This is according to the same source that suggests HP believes it to make more sense to integrate the two divisions and offer combined product deals.

HP is still the market leader in terms of PC sales but the growth of the division has suffered due to the take-up of mobile usage across the globe.

Posted by Canzil Ahmed.

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