IBM Ranked #1 In Systems Operations Software According To A Leading Industry Analyst Firm

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AUSTIN, TX - 27 Jun 2002: A report from independent analyst firm IDC shows that IBM has taken over the number one position in the systems operations software space, according to worldwide revenue data.

IBM's lead in systems operations software is based primarily on the success of its Tivoli software division.

The IDC report details market share for 2001 across three areas: job scheduling, output management and change and configuration management. In addition, growth forecasts are provided through 2006, covering operating environments such as Mainframe, Linux and Windows, as well as four geographical areas - North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of World.

"In the past year, we've created a flexible, integrated product portfolio that offers unique technological capabilities, built to deliver rapid time to value, increasing ROI opportunities and allowing our customers to proactively manage their infrastructure," said Robert LeBlanc, general manager, Tivoli Software, IBM Software Group. "Being recognized by IDC as number one in this competitive software market validates our business strategy."

Recently, IBM has made numerous enhancements to its Tivoli portfolio. The company has bolstered its software offerings to help companies identify potential problems before they happen and make it easier for IT departments to align themselves more closely with the core business. By streamlining management of applications and services, companies can dedicate more resources to their core business and their customers.

The complete report, Worldwide System Operations Software Forecast and Analysis, 2002-2006, is available from IDC. According to IDC, caution must be used when interpreting IDC's vendor revenues and rankings in 2001 and in making comparisons between 2000 and 2001 because some vendors substantially changed their revenue recognition methods during that period in a way that significantly reduces revenues recognized in 2001 compared to the old methods.

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