SOURCE: IBM

August 12, 2005 08:00 ET

IBM Ranked Number One in Worldwide Marketplace Share for Performance and Availability Management Software

ARMONK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 12, 2005 -- IBM today announced that it has again been positioned as the number one vendor according to IDC's report, "Worldwide Performance and Availability Management Software 2004 Vendor Shares."*

The performance and availability management software market analyzed by IDC includes software tools routinely used in IT operations or by end users to manage the performance and response of the systems to nonscheduled system and application events. Performance and availability management software is made up of performance management software and event automation tools.

IDC ranked IBM as the top vendor overall, and also ranked IBM as the leader in both sub-categories: performance management software and event automation software.

"Retaining the number one market share position in the management software market demonstrates that IBM's management strategy and tools are resonating with our customers and are essential for their businesses," said Bob Madey, Vice President, IBM Tivoli strategy and market management. "We believe our continued ranking as the number one performance and availability management software vendor is proof that we are delivering the technology innovation and end-to-end management solutions and services that our customers need."

According to IDC's report, in 2004 total worldwide performance and availability software revenue for all vendors combined was $3.9 billion in 2004, a strong 9.3% increase over 2003.

The IDC report analyzing the worldwide market for performance and availability software is based on the IDC 2005 Software Market Forcaster (SMF) Database, which covers over 85 functional software markets worldwide by multiple operating environment and many geographic dimensions. The definition of software revenue, as well as the survey methodology and the operating-environment/regional modeling assumptions underlying these rankings are detailed in the report.

About Tivoli software from IBM

Tivoli software from IBM helps organizations better manage information technology (IT) resources, tasks and processes in order to meet ever-shifting business requirements and deliver flexible and responsive IT service management. Tivoli's portfolio spans software for security, storage, performance and availability, configuration and operations, and IT lifecycle management. The software enables companies to manage IT infrastructure more efficiently and effectively, ensure that IT infrastructure is compliant with business policies and regulations, and reduce complexity by leveraging best practices, process integration and automation across the entire infrastructure. For additional information, go to www.ibm.com/software/tivoli. For information on IBM Tivoli's IT service management initiative access http://www.ibm.com/software/tivoli/features/it-serv-mgmt/

* IDC report #33732, "Worldwide Performance and Availability Management Software 2004 Vendor Shares," authored by Tim Grieser, July 2005

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