International Business Machines Corp. (IBM.N) reclaimed the top market share spot among computer server companies worldwide during the second quarter, pushing Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ.N) back into the No. 2 position, according to market research firm IDC. IBM, which makes everything from computers based on Intel Corp. (INTC.O) microprocessors to giant mainframe systems that use proprietary semiconductor technology, had 30.4 percent of global server systems revenue during the quarter.
HP, which held the No. 1 spot last quarter, had 27.7 percent of total revenues. The overall server market was $10.616 billion in revenues, a slight increase from a year earlier's $10.597 billion.