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Gartner says worldwide server market showing signs of stabilization

Worldwide server shipments for the third quarter of 2009 dropped 17.1% over the same quarter last year, while ...


December 2, 2009  


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Worldwide server shipments for the third quarter of 2009 dropped 17.1% over the same quarter last year, while worldwide server revenue for the same period declined 15.5% according to Gartner, Inc.

 

Worldwide server revenues totaled US$10.7 billion for the quarter, as shipments reached 1.9 million units.

 

“It is important to put the yearly declines into perspective,” said Jeffrey Hewitt, research vice president at Gartner.

 

“Looking at the third quarter results from the sequential perspective, they showed an increase of 13.8% in shipments and 10.2% in revenues when compared to the second quarter of this year. That suggests that the market as a whole is showing signs of stabilization as we move toward the end of 2009.”

 

IBM held the revenue lead in the worldwide server market for the quarter. The company’s overall revenue share lead over second-place HP was 1.5% for the quarter.