"HP and IBM claimed an equal share of the global server market
in the first quarter of 2008, according to IDC, echoing figures
from rival analyst firm Gartner published last week.
"IDC estimates that companies worldwide spent $13bn
(£6.56bn) on over two million new servers in the three months
ending 31 March this year, 3.5 per cent more than during the same
quarter of 2007 with unit shipments up 7.8 per cent..."