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IBM #1 in Worldwide Server Revenue

Analyst Firm Reports IBM Takes Top Spot in UNIX Revenue, Leads in Blade Server Revenue(1)

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ARMONK, NY - 26 Aug 2005: IDC reported today that in the second quarter 2005, IBM is first in worldwide server revenue for the ninth consecutive quarter, first in UNIX®-based server revenue and first in blade server revenue for the eighth consecutive quarter.

According to IDC, IBM overtook the top position in UNIX-based server revenue, growing nearly seven points year-to-year. IBM also led second quarter 2005 blade server revenue with more than 40 percent of the revenue share.

Highlights from the IDC 2Q05 report include:

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