HP’s Not-So-New Plan to Unite PC, Printer Units

Meg Whitman wants to unite Hewlett-Packard Co.’s personal-computer business with its printing unit, said people familiar with the matter, in her latest move to turn around the struggling technology giant.

The H-P chief executive plans to merge two units that together generate about $65 billion a year in revenue. The combined business would report to Todd Bradley, now head of the PC group. Vyomesh Joshi, the longtime head of H-P’s printing division, would retire, these people said.

The plan is aimed at reducing costs, said a person familiar with the matter. Under the new structure, PCs and printers would share …

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