HP to Shake Up Printing Arm: Report

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Father Brendan McGuire

Hewlett-Packard announced this week that they are finalizing plans to reorganize part of the company's printing division.

The as-yet-firmed plan would combine HP's printer and personal-computer businesses into one unit, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Long-known for their printers, Palo Alto-based HP dove head first into the PC business a few years ago after profits took a dip.

CEO Mark Hurd, who took over four years ago, has taken a clue from shoppers, shifting the company's focus from printers to PCs.

The shake-up would leave current printer chief Vyomesh Joshi without a job. But he's not likely to be collecting unemployment anytime soon. The electrical engineer has been a member of Yahoo's board of directors since 2005, and is highly qualified to run any number of other Silicon Valley firms.

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