HP set to merge printer and PC divisions, major internal overhaul

22 March 2012

Meg Whitman, CEO of Hewlett Packard (HP) plans to combine the computing giant's PC and printing divisions in a major internal overhaul intended to spur combined sales of hardware to customers, Reuters has reported, citing two sources familiar with the move. Whitman is looking to streamline the organisation to make it easier for customers to buy the two products together, and to reinvest any savings into research and development, one of the sources said. HP, the largest US technology company by revenue, is struggling to keep its core personal computing business in the black as mobile devices from tablets to smartphones eat into sales and is trying to reinvent itself as a major enterprise computing provider.

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