February 26, 2004

IBM rises, Sun sinks in server market

Server revenue for IBM grew 10 percent to $14.8 billion from 2002 to 2003, outpacing the overall market's 5 percent growth, market research firm
Gartner said Wednesday. IBM increased its share 1.7 percentage points to 32 percent of the $46.1 billion total market.

In contrast, No. 3 server seller Sun saw its revenue decline 15 percent to $5.4 billion and its share drop 2.8 percentage points to 11.8 percent. No.
2 seller Hewlett-Packard grew 5 percent to $12.5 billion.

Fourth-place Dell posted the fastest growth, 22 percent, to $4 billion, narrowing Sun's lead from 7.2 percentage points in 2002 to 3.2 percentage
points in 2003, Gartner said.

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