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CNET News: IBM Rises, Sun Sinks in Server Market

Feb 26, 2004, 17:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

[ Thanks to Matt for this link. ]

"IBM widened its lead in the worldwide server market in 2003 at the expense of Sun Microsystems, making particular gains in the Unix server market, new figures show.

"Server revenue for IBM grew 10 percent to $14.8 billion from 2002 to 2003, outpacing the overall market's 5 percent growth, market research firm Gartner said Wednesday. IBM increased its share 1.7 percentage points to 32 percent of the $46.1 billion total market.

"In contrast, No. 3 server seller Sun saw its revenue decline 15 percent to $5.4 billion and its share drop 2.8 percentage points to 11.8 percent. No. 2 seller Hewlett-Packard grew 5 percent to $12.5 billion..."

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