IBM #1 in Worldwide Server Revenue

Analyst Firm Reports IBM Leads in Overall Server Share and Blade Server Revenue for 3Q05(1)

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ARMONK, NY - 23 Nov 2005: IDC reported today that in the third quarter 2005, IBM is first in worldwide server revenue share for the tenth consecutive quarter and first in blade server revenue share for the ninth consecutive.

According to IDC, IBM led third quarter 2005 blade server revenue with 42 percent of the revenue share. IBM UNIX-based server revenue growth was up more than 11% year-to-year while competitors Sun and HP declined.

Highlights from the IDC 3Q05 report include: