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HP announced that market research firm IDC has ranked HP as the worldwide market share leader in distributed system management software for 2005.(1)


Company also ranked No. 1 in worldwide market share for distributed performance and availability management software submarket

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 17, 2006 - HP today announced that market research firm IDC has ranked HP as the worldwide market share leader in distributed system management software for 2005.(1)

According to the IDC study, HP led the worldwide distributed system management software market category for the third consecutive year with a 14.5 percent market share for 2005.(1)

In a separate IDC study, HP ranked as the worldwide leader in market share and software license revenue in the distributed performance and availability management software market category for 2005.(2)

HP led the category for the fourth consecutive year, achieving market share of 21.3 percent – more than double that of the next two closest competitors – and software license revenue growth of 9.5 percent – outpacing the overall one-year growth of 7.9 percent for the market category.(2)

“Our continued market leadership and significant revenue growth rates for these key management software categories prove that our strategy to offer the most powerful management software portfolio in the industry is paying dividends,” said Deborah Traub, vice president, OpenView Products, HP. “Customers continue to turn to HP OpenView to help cut their IT costs, speed the delivery of new services and better enable them to run IT as a business.”

IDC defines the market categories as “that portion of system management software used to manage systems and applications for distributed operating environments, principally UNIX, Linux and Windows.”(1)

IDC’s market research for the software categories include HP OpenView products and solutions such as:

* Performance management: OpenView Compliance Manager, OpenView Business Process Insight, OpenView SOA Manager, OpenView Transaction Analyzer and OpenView Internet Services;
* Change and configuration management: OpenView Configuration Management solutions using Radia, and OpenView AssetCenter;
* Event automation: OpenView Operations for Windows®, OpenView Operations for UNIX and OpenView Smart Plug-Ins;
* Problem management: OpenView Service Desk and OpenView ServiceCenter.

More information about the HP OpenView portfolio is available at

About HP

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1 Data based on IDC, “Worldwide Distributed System Management Software 2006 - 2010 Forecast and 2005 Vendor Shares,” IDC #202879, T. Grieser, F. W. Broussard, S. Elliot, August 2006.

2 Data based on IDC, “Worldwide Distributed Performance and Availability Management Software 2006-2010 Forecast Summary and 2005 Vendor Share,” IDC #202855, Tim Grieser, July 19, 2006.

UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group. Windows is a U.S. registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

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