IBM Regains Leadership Position in Servers in Fourth Quarter of 2010

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ARMONK, N.Y. - 24 Feb 2011: IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced today that, according to a new report from Gartner (1), it regained the number one position as the leading server vendor in the fourth quarter of 2010, capturing 35.5 percent revenue market share.

IBM outperformed key competitors in the quarter, growing revenue by 26 percent and gaining 2.8 points of market share, according to Gartner.  

The Gartner report also found that IBM was number one in the market for UNIX servers with nearly 42 percent market share in the fourth quarter of 2010.  IBM grew UNIX revenues by 9.9 percent, according to Gartner.

1 Gartner, Inc, "Servers Quarterly Statistics Worldwide: Database," February 24, 2011