The server upgrade cycle continues to chug along with global sales rising 11 percent in the second quarter to $10.9 billion, according to International Data Corp. (IDC) data. Hewlett-Packard retained its market share lead.
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PC makers delivered some heady second quarter growth figures as Lenovo, Toshiba and Asus gained global market share, according to IDC figures. Toshiba also had the fastest growth in the U.S. as the rest of the field---HP, Dell, Acer and Apple largely held ground.
Global server sales in the fourth quarter are still down from a year ago, but are showing signs of life, according to research firm IDC. IBM has the market share lead followed by HP and Dell.
The One Laptop Per Child's endeavor to have others copy its design, may attract Asian whitebox vendors rather than the likes of HP and Dell, according to IDC.
Vendor2007 RevenueMarket Share2006 RevenueMarket ShareGrowth, YTY1. EMC$3,99521.6%$3,72721.6%7.2%2. IBM$2,69314.5%$2,57014.9%4.8%3. HP$2,44013.2%$2,43214.1%0.3%4. Dell$1,6468.9%$1,4068.1%17.0%4. Hitachi$1,4878.0%$1,3607.9%9.3%4. Network Appliance$1,4828.0%$1,2437.2%19.2%Others$4,78925.8%$4,54326.3%5.4%All Vendors$18,531100%$17,281100%7.2%Source: IDC
Vendor2007 RevenueMarket Share2006 RevenueMarket ShareGrowth, YTY1. IBM$5,28920.1%$5,12420.7%3.2%1. HP$5,11119.4%$4,99620.2%2.3%3. EMC$3,99515.2%$3,72715.1%7.2%4. Dell$2,4719.4%$2,0998.5%17.7%5. Hitachi$1,5225.8%$1,3935.6%9.3%5. Network Appliance$1,4825.6%$1,2435.0%19.2%Others$6,46524.6%$6,12324.8%5.6%All Vendors$26,335100%$24,705100%6.6%Source: IDC
Vendor4Q07 RevenueMarket Share4Q06 RevenueMarket ShareGrowth, YTY1. IBM$1,72022.9%$1,67023.9%3.0%2. HP$1,36218.1%$1,34919.3%1.0%3. EMC$1,20016.0%$1,05915.2%13.3%4. Dell$6718.9%$5958.5%12.7%5. Sun$4285.7%$3695.3%16.1%5. Hitachi$4105.4%$3565.1%14.9%Others$1,72422.9%$1,58822.7%8.6%All Vendors$7,515100.0%$6,985100.0%7.6%Source: IDC
VendorRevenue, 2006Share, 2006Revenue, 2007Share, 2007Growth, YTYHewlett-Packard$5,41232%$6,07834%12.3%IBM$5,60433.1%$5,58031.2%-0.4%Sun Microsystems$1,98511.7%$2,09211.7%5.4%Dell$1,3097.7%$1,5088.4%15.3%Fujitsu Siemens$1,2617.2%$1,2837.5%1.8%Others$1,3427.9%$1,3237.4%-1.5%Total market$16,912100%$17,863100%5.6%Source: IDC, 2008
IBM held onto its #1 spot in the worldwide server systems market with 36.7% market share in factory revenue for Q4 2007, growing factory revenue by 0.5% YTY, according to IDC. HP maintained the #2 spot with 27.7% share for the quarter, growing revenue 6.3% compared to Q4 2006. Dell and Sun ended the quarter [...]
Vendor2007 Revenue2007 Share2006 Revenue2006 ShareRevenue growth, YTYIBM$17,33631.9%$17,15432.7%1.1%HP$15,41528.3%$14,25527.1%8.1%Dell$ 6,14511.3%$5,46710.4%12.4%Sun$ 5,86110.8%$5,74910.9%1.9%Fujitsu$ 2,6764.9%$2,6915.1%-0.5%Other$ 6,98812.8%$7,20913.7%-3.1%Total$54,421100.0%$52,525100.0%3.6%Source: IDC
We have seen studies showing a rise in the sales of converged/smartphone devices. If you are a mobile enthusiast like me then you also know it is getting harder and harder to find devices that do not have any telephony functionality integrated. According to a recent IDC study handheld shipments are down 40% compared to the same quarter last year. It doesn't help that Dell hasn't come out with a new device to replace the X51v and now that they are completely out of the handheld market I imagine these numbers will fall even further in the future. Add to this the fact that Sharp is no longer making Zaurus devices and 2 of the top 5 vendors in the list are moving out of the market completely. This leaves the leader Palm, HP, and Mio left to carry the handheld market. Palm hasn't introduced a handheld since late 2005 with the Z22 and Tx and there are no substantial rumors of any new devices coming from Palm. HP keeps rolling out devices, but they also recently stated they would not be providing Windows Mobile 6 updates so that could hurt their sales. Mio is moving up as they continue to release devices targeted at the GPS market.
According to the latest IDC numbers, Sun slipped into third place ahead of Dell, with 12.9 percent of the worldwide server market and revenue growth of 15.
Research house IDC doesn't expect AMD's share of the x86 processor market, currently under 5 percent, to change much as a result of its new agreement with Dell.
According to IDC, worldwide server market grew 8.1% YTY in Q3 2005, with three leading vendors - IBM, HP and Dell, outpacing the general market growth.
IDC published the data on worldwide server shipments in Q2 2005. IBM, HP and Sun were the top worldwide vendors, while Dell, HP and Fujitsu Siemens had the highest growth.
IDC surveyed PC buyers on their brand loyalty. Alienware and Shuttle scored the highest among the desktop users, followed by Dell, Apple, Medion and Sony.
Dell has belatedly joined its competitors in offering own-design blade servers with the launch in Paris of the PowerEdge 1855.With shipments of blade servers due to double each year until 2008, according to industry analysts IDC, Dell is keen to take a share of the increased enterprise spend.
PC shipments in Asia excluding Japan rose 13% to 8.9 mln units in Q3 2004, with multinationals such as Dell and IBM gaining market share, according to IDC.
IDC said that sales in the desktops, notebooks and PC servers segment recorded a rise in the UAE during Q2 2004, with HP maintaining its lead in the PC market with 27% market share, Dell with 15%, Acer with 14%, while IBM increased its share to 9%.
"Whatever the upside, Dell is capturing it" - IDC
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