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Report: IBM Ranks Number One in Worldwide Enterprise Portal Software Market Share


ARMONK, NY - 09 Aug 2006: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) has ranked IBM Websphere Portal as the number one portal software based on software license and maintenance revenue.

According to IDC, IBM led the worldwide enterprise portal software market for the fourth consecutive year, achieving double digit growth from 2004 to 2005.(1)

Highlights from the IDC market analysis include:

"Portals are increasingly the entry points for employees to access and share information inside their companies or with third parties, regardless of where the data resides," said Ken Bisconti, vice president, Workplace, Portal and Collaboration Products, IBM. "The growth of Websphere Portal software is driven by customers deploying composite applications that deliver customized information on demand to employees," he added. 

Contact(s) information

Elena Fernandez
IBM Media Relations
1-617-693-1606
elena_fernandez@us.ibm.com

Kevin Ruane
Text 100
1- 617 399-4919
kevinr@text100.com

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1 (1) IDC, Worldwide Enterprise Portal Software 2006-2010 Forecast Update and 2005 Vendor Shares: When Less is More. #202688, Kathleen Quirk, July 2006.

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