Dataquest: U.S. Server Shipments Off 9.5 Percent

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Worldwide server shipments actually grew slightly in 2001 but slipped 9.5 percent in the United States, according to a preliminary study released by Dataquest on Wednesday.

A total of 1.7 million servers of all types were shipped in the United States in 2001, down from 1.9 million units in 2000, according to the research firm.

Dell led in U.S. shipments by shipping 399,000 servers, or 23.4 percent of the total. This represents an increase of 14.4 percent over the company's 2000 shipments. Of the top five vendors, only Dell's volume increased, Dataquest said.

Compaq was No. 2, with shipments of about 385,000 units, down 20.2 percent from last year. Compaq had a 22.6 percent share of the 2001 market, Dataquest found.

Rounding out the top five server vendors in the United States in 2001 are: IBM with 217,000 units and a 12.7 percent market share, Sun Microsystems with 121,000 units and a 7.1 percent market share, and Hewlett-Packard with 100,000 units and a 5.9 percent market share, according to Dataquest.

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