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IBM Widens Its Lead in Worldwide Server Revenue Share, Maintains Top Position With Growth in Power Systems and System z Sales


ARMONK, NY - Gartner has reported that IBM (NYSE: IBM) held its number one position as the leading vendor in worldwide server revenue, widening its lead over the competition in the second quarter of 2008. According to Gartner data, IBM captured 31.2 percent of all server revenue worldwide [1].

For the second quarter of 2008, Gartner reported the following:

* IBM’s server leadership was driven by Power Systems and System z.
* Power Systems captured 35.7 percent revenue share of Gartner’s Unix servers category.
* All IBM brands in Gartner’s over $250,000 server category combined to capture 59.7 percent revenue share; System z captured 33.6 percent revenue share in the category.
* IBM reigned in 45.4 percent revenue share for servers priced at $10,000 or more.

IBM demonstrated industry leadership across the Americas, EMEA, and Asia Pacific (including Japan), garnering 30.4 percent, 31.7 percent, and 32.1 percent revenue share respectively in the geographies according to Gartner.

[1] Source: Gartner, Inc., “Servers Quarterly Statistics Worldwide: Database,” by Erroll Rasit et al, August 21, 2008


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