IBM And Dell Hit With Declining Q4 x86 Server Sales
IDC's numbers for worldwide server shipments in the fourth quarter for 2013 are out, and the news isn't good for IBM and Dell.
IBM's x86 server shipments fell a whopping 20.3 percent in the fourth quarter, according to IDC. (Last month, IBM announced a deal to sell its x86 server business to Lenovo for $2.3 billion.) The news wasn't as bad for Dell, whose x86 server shipments fell 5.4 percent in the fourth quarter. But where there are losers, there are often winners. In this case, the winner is Hewlett-Packard, whose x86 server shipments grew 9 percent in the fourth quarter.