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VNU Net: IDC: Unix to gain market share at high end of server market

Sep 27, 1999, 18:21 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Cath Everett)

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"Unix will continue to gain market share at the high end of the server market at the expense of other systems, with demand driven primarily by ecommerce and the increased use of handheld devices to access corporate data."

"...enhancements to Unix at the high end such as the addition of systems management software previously only available in the mainframe world, is spurring organisations on to replace older proprietary systems, according to Steve Josselyn, research director at IDC's commercial systems and servers unit."

"As a result, while IBM's S/390 mainframe still has a 35 per cent market share at the high end, with Unix trailing at only 17 per cent, Unix is likely to grow its share of the sector to 30 per cent by 2003."

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