SOURCE: IBM CORPORATION

May 27, 2005 00:01 ET

IBM Holds Top Ranking in Worldwide Server Revenue in First Quarter 2005 Year-to-Year

Analyst Firm Reports IBM #1 in Worldwide Blade Server 1Q05 Revenue; Gains in Worldwide UNIX-based Server Revenue Share Year-to-Year

ARMONK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 27, 2005 -- IDC reported today that in first quarter 2005, IBM maintained the number one server vendor position based on worldwide revenue and is number one in blade server-based revenue in the first quarter of 2005(1).

Highlights from IDC include:

   
--  IBM continued to lead in worldwide blade server revenue and revenue
    share for the seventh consecutive quarter ending 1Q05.
    
--  IBM maintained the number one position in worldwide server revenue.
      
--  IBM gained revenue share in UNIX-based servers year-to-year for the
    third consecutive quarter ending 1Q05.
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(1) Based on IDC Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, 1Q05, issued on May 26, 2005

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