IBM Takes Top Spot in Server Hardware Revenue Share in Third Quarter 2009

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ARMONK, N.Y. - 30 Nov 2009: IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced today that it again held the lead as the top server vendor worldwide in 3Q09 with 31.7 percent revenue share -- compared with 30.2 percent for its nearest competitor -- according to a new Gartner report. The IBM gains were fueled by revenue share growth in x86 and UNIX markets/segments.

In the third quarter of 2009 IBM gained 1.2 percent revenue share compared to the third quarter of 2008, according to Gartner. This marks the sixth consecutive quarter that IBM has led the market in Gartner's report on worldwide server revenue. 

For the third quarter of 2009, Gartner reported the following:

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1 Gartner, Inc, "Servers Quarterly Statistics Worldwide: Database," by Errol Rasit et al, November 25, 2009