Report: IBM #1 in Global Server Revenue

IBM Leads 3Q05 Blade Server Revenue and Year-to-Year UNIX Server Revenue Growth(1)

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ARMONK, NY - 23 Nov 2005: Gartner, Inc. today reported that IBM is first in worldwide server revenue for the tenth consecutive quarter ending 3Q05, with growth in overall, UNIX® and blade server revenue.

According to Gartner, a leading provider of research and analysis about the global information technology industry, IBM increased its share in UNIX revenue, growing 3.7 points year-to-year. In addition, IBM grew 82 percent year-to-year based on blade server revenue, to take more than 45 percent of the revenue in the third quarter.

According to Gartner, IBM grew across key segments. Highlights from the report include(2):