9. IBM (Tie)
IBM's midrange servers are the most profitable of all the vendors' midrange servers, according to solution providers who responded in the Channel Champs survey. So much so, in fact, that IBM tied for eighth place overall in terms of financial rewards, quite an accomplishment given the competitive nature of the server market.
Overall Financial Rewards Score: 75.6 (1st place, Midrange Servers, more than $25,000 in price)