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CNET: IBM Steals Server Sales from Sun

Aug 29, 2003, 16:00 (9 Talkback[s])
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"IBM extended its lead in the server market in the second quarter of 2003, stealing a sizable slice of the worldwide market for the powerful computers away from Sun Microsystems, a new study shows.

"Sales of IBM servers increased 10.1 percent to $3.2 billion, giving Big Blue 30.4 percent of the $10.6 billion market, according to new figures released by market share researcher IDC. Third-ranked Sun Microsystems, meanwhile, saw revenue fall 18.7 percent to $1.4 billion...

"The numbers indicate that IBM, which Sun had trounced in the late 1990s, is now well along its road to recovery..."

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