The Channel logo

News

By | John Oates 30th September 2009 09:09

HP pencils in radical restructure

PCs and printers, together at last

HP is considering restructuring its business to more closely ally printers and PCs.

The move sounds very like what Carly Fiorina did in 2005. Although then it was the printer unit which was seen as the stronger partner. At the time there was much talk that HP might split itself into at least three divisions, or even separate companies.

Since then HP has seen big growth in PC sales and although margins on its magic ink remain strong the firm is less dependent on printer profits.

Instead it is services and software where HP makes the big bucks. Maybe that will be the end result of the printer/PC moves - an easier and cheaper way to distribute its lower-end physical products.

The changes still need final sign-off from chief executive Mark Hurd, according to the Wall Street Journal's anonymous sources. ®

comment icon Read 2 comments on this article alert Send corrections

Opinion

Baby looks taken aback/shocked/affronted. Photo by Shutterstock

Kat Hall

Plans for 2 million FTTP connections in next four years 'not enough'
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
Stranded_ships

Chris Mellor

Thousands of layoffs announced as spinning rust enters its death spiral

Features

Locker room jocks photo via Shutterstock
Best locker-room strategy: Avoid emulating AWS directly
STRASBOURG, JUNE 29, 2016: The seat of the European Parliament. by Marco Aprile for shutterstock. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Plan b, image via Shutterstock
EU workers, new markets: post-Brexit pressure on May & Co
Tough question, pic via Shutterstock