29 Aug 2003:
International Data Corporation (IDC) reported today that IBM is the number one server vendor in the world for the second quarter of 2003, with 30.4 percent share based on factory revenue.(1)
IDC data shows that IBM gained world wide revenue share year to year in key server segments in the second quarter of 2003, as compared to the same quarter last year.
In overall servers, IBM gained 2.7 points of worldwide revenue share year to year in the second quarter and gained nearly 5 points quarter to quarter, significantly outperforming competitors in both measures.
In UNIX® servers, IBM gained 5.2 points of worldwide share in the second quarter year to year and grew revenue 20.4 percent.
In x86 servers, IBM gained 2.1 points of worldwide share year to year and grew revenue 23.7 percent significantly outpacing Dell and HP in terms of revenue growth.
In Linux servers, IBM grew its revenue share by nearly 1.6 points of share year to year, while HP and Dell both lost points of share year to year. IBM grew revenue year to year by 51.8 percent in Linux servers year over year.
(1) Source: IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, August 2003.
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