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IBM leads in Malaysian server market: IDC

AvantiKumar | March 28, 2013
According to IDC, IBM has 37% of the local market.

Arshad Munir - IBM Malaysia modified

Photo - Arshad Munir Sharif, General Manager, Systems and Technology Group at IBM Malaysia.


According to research firm IDC's Asia/Pacific enterprise server tracker for the fourth quarter of 2012, technology solutions giant IBM achieved 37 percent revenue market share in Malaysia and is ranked number one server vendor.

IBM Malaysia general manager, systems and technology group, Arshad Munir Sharif, said: "We are pleased that our efforts have paid off when we took the leadership position and remained at the top of the industry in quarter four of 2012. Our continued focus on the server systems has proven to be successful and we look forward to maintaining this momentum throughout 2013 as more clients adopt smarter computing solutions at work."

In quarter four of 2012, IBM was ranked number one in the following server segments:

- High-end Enterprise ($250k+) server market with 91.9 percent revenue share
- RISC and EPIC server market with 66.3 percent revenue share
- Non-x86 (Unix) server market with 60 percent revenue share

Arshad said that during 2012 companies and institutions from different industries and size took advantage of IBM's Smarter Computing approach to IT.  Among them were DynaFront Systems from Malaysia; Bank Ekonomi Raharja and Sunan Kalijaga Islamic State University (UIN) Yogyakarta from Indonesia; Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) and The PR Savings Bank from Philippines; Nim See Seng Leasing from Thailand; and Ho Chi Minh City University of IT, Ho Chi Minh City University of IT, Orient & Commercial Bank (OCB) from Vietnam.

IDC's tracker also ranked IBM highly in Singapore.


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