IBM also held the No. 1 spot for the full year 2008 with 31.9 percent factory revenue share compared to HP's 29.5 percent.
Highlights for IBM included:
- Leading the high-end of the server market for 4Q08 -- machines that
sell for at least $250,000 -- with 63.5 percent factory revenue share
compared to 16.5 percent for HP.
- In the Unix segment for 4Q08, IBM grew revenue by 4.7 percent as
customers continued to rely on the company's virtualization and
consolidation technology to trim costs. IBM gained 4.8 points to finish
with 46.2 percent factory revenue share versus 24.5 percent for HP. For the
full year, IBM grew Unix factory revenue by 8.0 percent, according to IDC,
and gained 3.4 points of share.
Contact: Michael Corrado IBM Media Relations 914-766-4635 Email Contact