Global server revenues down

The amount of money vendors made by selling servers dropped worldwide in the last financial quarter, according to research by analyst company Gartner.

Unit shipments increased 4.4% to 2.3 million during the quarter, but they were concentrated in the low-cost server bracket meaning the revenues fell by 5.4% year on year to $12.7 billion.

“The spectre of constrained economies and tightened credit was felt in the revenue area," explained Gartner analyst Jeffrey Hewitt.

IBM topped the market share stakes, with a 30.3% share, shortly followed by HP with 29.8%. All of the top five vendors saw server revenues drop in the quarter, with Sun Microsystems falling the furthest (13.7%).

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Pete was Editor of Information Age and head of technology research for Vitesse Media plc from 2005 to 2013, before moving on to be Senior Editor and then Editorial Director at The Economist Intelligence...

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