IBM Sales Share Is Down
IBM's worldwide server revenue share was down 13.6 percent to 25.5 percent, or $3.01 billion, in the first quarter compared with 28 percent, or $3.49 billion, in the same quarter one year ago, according to Gartner.
Even with the server sales market share decline, IBM maintained the lead in the worldwide server market based on revenue with its 25.5 percent share in the first quarter, just ahead of HP, which was second with worldwide revenue share of 25 percent, Gartner said.
One reason for IBM's lead is its strong showing in the mainframe server market. The mainframe server market was up about 3.6 percent in overall worldwide revenue, according to Gartner.