IBM Listed in Leader Quadrant in Gartner Web Hosting Magic Quadrant

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ARMONK, NY - 28 May 2003: IBM today announced that analyst firm Gartner, Inc. has positioned IBM in the "Leader" quadrant in its Gartner North American Web Hosting Magic Quadrant*.

According to Gartner, Inc., leaders are vendors who are performing well today, have a clear vision of market direction and are actively building competencies to sustain their leadership position in the hosting market.

"Web hosting leaders are typified by the rock-solid consistency that is needed from an execution perspective, but also they are constantly rolling out new enhancements for the market to respond to," said T. Chamberlin and E. Paulak in the report.

"Our experience and expertise in Web hosting contributes to IBM's ability to provide innovative on demand services to customers," said Jim Corgel, general manager, IBM e-business Hosting Services. "We continue to work closely with our customers to understand their hosting needs and develop services to help them maintain a competitive advantage in current market conditions."

In the past year, IBM has announced a number of new Hosting services. They include:

IBM has been providing managed hosting services since 1995 and has servers under management in 234 data centers around the world.

IBM Managed Hosting services provide flexible hosting infrastructure and server management configurations at three price points -- entry, standard and enhanced. Flexible pricing options allow companies to tailor the infrastructure and server management services they need by adding additional hardware or services at any time. This flexibility enables companies to expand their infrastructure easily as business demands increase. For more information, visit:

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