Early View of Server Market Shipments Shows IBM Fastest Growing Top Three Server Vendor

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ARMONK, NY - 31 Oct 2003: IBM today announced it is gaining unit share faster than any other top vendor in the world, according to a preliminary view of the statistics for the third quarter that was just released by Gartner Dataquest. IBM grew total server shipments 36.5 percent worldwide, outpacing the overall market, which only grew 20.8 percent compared to the same quarter last year (1).

IBM gained the greatest unit share of the total server market of the top three vendors worldwide, adding 1.8 points.

In Intel servers, IBM increased shipments 40.3 percent compared to the same quarter last year. IBM experienced the fastest growth in unit share among the top three vendors in the Intel market, gaining 1.8 points of market share.