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Report: IBM Number One in Total Storage Hardware Branded Revenues for 3Q07

IBM the Global Revenue Leader for Disk Plus Tape Storage Revenue Share

ARMONK, NY - 05 Mar 2008: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that IDC, a leading IT market research and advisory firm, reported that for 3Q07, IBM was the number one global storage hardware vendor in the world, based on disk plus tape branded revenues combined (1). IBM captured 21.9 percent of the total global branded disk plus tape revenue share for 3Q07, besting all other major storage hardware vendors for the quarter.

This latest IDC report entitled "Worldwide Combined Disk and Tape Storage 3Q07 Market Share Update" looks at the combined worldwide branded disk plus tape revenue leadership, and was issued by IDC today.

"IBM's continued leadership in the storage hardware market reaffirms our strategy to provide the most comprehensive tiered portfolio of storage offerings, ranging from software and services to disk and tape storage solutions," said Barry Rudolph, Vice President, Storage Stack Solutions, IBM. "IBM is the clear choice for providing information infrastructure solutions that offer the most cost-efficient, streamlined approach to help our customers increase overall productivity and maximize performance."

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Charles Zinkowski
IBM Media Relations
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charlesz@us.ibm.com

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1 Source: IDC Worldwide Combined Disk and Tape Storage 3Q07 Market Share Update Document #211018, March 2008

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