Report: IBM #1 in Global Server Revenue, #1 in Global UNIX Server Revenue

IBM Takes #1 Position in UNIX Server Revenue, Leads Blade Server Revenue(1)

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ARMONK, NY - 22 Feb 2006: Gartner, Inc. today reported that IBM is first in worldwide server revenue for the eleventh consecutive quarter, first in UNIX® server revenue with the top position in both the fourth quarter 2005 and full-year 2005, and the number one position in blade server revenue for 2005.

According to Gartner, a leading provider of research and analysis about the global information technology industry, IBM increased its share in UNIX revenue to take the number one position, gaining 3.4 points in 2005 and growing UNIX server revenue 13.2 percent overall in 2005, based on year-to-year comparisons. In addition, IBM grew 70.8 percent in 2005 year-to-year, based on blade server revenue, to take 41.9 percent of the revenue in the full year and 43 percent in the fourth quarter 2005.

According to Gartner, IBM grew across key segments. Highlights from the report include(2):

1 Based on Gartner's worldwide Server Quarterly Statistics for 04Q05, issued on February 21, 2006

2 Growth comparisons done on a year-to-year basis.