REPORT: IBM Ranked Number One in Application Management Services Market Share

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ARMONK, N.Y. - 19 Aug 2011: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that IT analyst firm International Data Corporation (IDC) has ranked IBM number one in Application Management Services market share, as measured by revenue, in its report, "Worldwide and U.S. Application Management Services 2010 Vendor Shares: IDC's Top 10 Vendors."

According to the IDC report, IBM swept the three Application Management Services (AMS) categories, ranking #1 in Worldwide Discrete, #1 in U.S. Discrete, and #1 in Worldwide Consolidated (Discrete + Bundled).  

The report states that IBM leads in both Worldwide and U.S. Discrete market share, with double-digit year-over-year growth in both categories.  According to the report, IBM continued to hold a significant lead in Consolidated AMS revenue, offering market-leading integrated or discrete service options to help clients address efficiency, cost, and portfolio modernization options.

"Our ability to create business outcomes via world-class application maintenance and support capabilities stems from deep investments in optimization tools and methods—Smarter Application Delivery and Maintenance—delivered through a globally integrated capability model," said Colleen Arnold, Senior Vice President, Application Management Services, IBM Global Business Services. "Our strategic intent is all about solving complex challenges while simplifying the full life cycle of applications requirements for our clients. We'll extend our leadership behind ongoing investments in capabilities like cloud, business analytics and optimization, and collaborative social networking tools."

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Source: IDC, Competitive Analysis: Worldwide and U.S. Application Management Services 2010 Vendor Shares: IDC's Top 10 Vendors. Doc #228522, July 2011.

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