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Server shipments in EMEA up 0.8 per cent in Q2 — Gartner report

September 1, 2014

Staff Report

Dubai: Server shipments in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) grew by 0.8 per cent in the second quarter of 2014 for the first time in 11 quarters, according to a statement by Gartner, an information technology research and advisory company.

Server revenue grew by 3.8 per cent year-on-year to $3.2 billion after 10 quarters of consecutive revenue declines.

"The second quarter of 2014 marks a key milestone in the server market for many vendors, as both shipments and revenue grew for the first time since this period in 2011," Errol Rasit, research director at Gartner, said in a statement.

In the second quarter of the year, HP extended its revenue share lead with 7.3 per cent growth even as shipments declined 5.2 per cent.

Meanwhile, IBM's revenue dropped 14.87 per cent to 710.7 million, while its shipments rose 11.58 to 53,057.

Dell's revenue increased by 13.5 per cent to 493.5 million, and its shipments grew 5.5 per cent to 120,371.

Eastern Europe recorded revenue and shipment declines of 1.6 and 5.6 per cent, respectively. Server revenue and shipments in the Middle East and Africa region grew by 2.5 and 6 per cent, respectively.

Meanwhile, x86 server revenue increased by 12.7 per cent in EMEA. RISC/Itanium UNIX revenue declined 23.6 per cent and the other CPU segment revenue decreased 17.8 per cent.

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Source: Gulf News (United Arab Emirates)

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