Worldwide Server Shipments Increase 14%, Revenue Remains Flat For The 1Q 2006 - Gartner

Worldwide server shipments for the first quarter of 2006 increased 13.7 percent over the same quarter last year, while worldwide server revenue for the same period remained flat, according to Gartner, Inc.

Worldwide server revenue totaled $12.35 billion in the first quarter of 2006, compared with worldwide revenue growth of $12.34 in the first quarter of 2005. Worldwide server shipments totaled nearly 2 million units in the first quarter of 2006, up from 1.7 million units in the same period last year.

IBM continued to lead the worldwide server market based on revenue. However, the company exhibited a revenue decrease of 3.7 percent in the first quarter, while the total market remained flat for the same period.

Worldwide: Server Vendor Revenue / Share Estimates for First Quarter of 2006 (U.S. Dollars):
IBM ...........................$3,534,802,081 -- 28.6% share
Hewlett-Packard...... $3,456,922,254 -- 28.0%
Dell Inc...................... $1,306,029,983 -- 10.6%
Sun Microsystems.... $1,298,889,283 -- 10.5%
Fujitsu/Siemens...........$ 765,380,569 -- 6.2%
Other Vendors.......... $1,987,282,939 -- 16.1%

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