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IBM Is Positioned in Leaders Quadrant for Storage Services


ARMONK, NY - 20 Jul 2006: IBM today announced that the analyst firm Gartner, Inc. has positioned IBM in the "Leaders" quadrant in its Magic Quadrant evaluation of Storage Services vendors.

The ability to execute and completeness of vision were examined while positioning each storage services company. According to Gartner, Inc., "Leaders are performing well today, have a clear vision of market direction and are actively building competencies to sustain their leadership position in the market."

"IBM has been aggressively delivering storage services to clients globally to help them innovate, and we believe Gartner's recognition is testament to the rewards of collaborative innovation," said Paul Fried, vice-president for Storage and Data Services, IBM Global Technology Services. "By helping clients more efficiently store, manage and understand, and leverage data, we can help free them to innovate across their business. We will be relentless in pursuing that vision in the days ahead."

IBM is the largest storage services provider worldwide and has over 100 System Storage Solution Centers. IBM Global Technology Services uses methodologies and prior engagement experiences to offer solutions that help maximize operational effectiveness and gain competitive advantage while minimizing costs for clients.

In March 2006, IBM Global Technology Services (GTS) began realigning its services to reflect service product lines. The following services contribute to IBM's leadership:

Contact(s) information

Jenna Gable
IBM Media Relations
646.598.4204
gablej@us.ibm.com

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