ServerWatch: IDC Server Stats Show a Market in Decline, IBM in the Lead

“IDC’s latest crop of server stats for 2001 shows IBM
leading the charge in a worldwide server market on the decline.

IDC’s findings reveal that revenue in the server market
decreased 26 percent in the fourth quarter of 2001, from $16.9
billion in 4Q00 to $12.6 billion in 4Q01. Unit shipments declined 7
percent to 1.143 million units in 4Q01, according to the market
research firm.

…[in 2001]Linux surpassed NetWare to become the second largest
operating system used for new Intel-based server deployments.”


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