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Server Sales Fall 14 Percent in Q4

Feb 26, 2009, 23:04 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Patrizio)

"It shows that enterprises, the typical customer for Unix servers, have more money to spend than the SMB market, so there was less decline in the high end, according to Dan Harrington, research analyst with IDC's Enterprise Platforms Group. ""There was probably a lot of planning involved in 'the high-end' market than there is in the low end market, so the money was likely already allocated for the purchase," he told InternetNews.com. "It's a lot easier to freeze the purchases on smaller volume servers, but if a customer had spent six months getting ready to buy an IBM z Server, they aren't going to cancel that.""

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