Compaq Regains #1 Market Share in North America for Industry Standard Servers
HOUSTON, December 3, 2001
Compaq Computer Corporation (NYSE: CPQ) today announced it has regained the #1 unit market share position for Q3 2001 in North America for industry-standard (Intel architecture) servers in the under $25,000 segment. According to statistics released by industry research firm International Data Corporation (IDC), Compaq has grown faster than the other major "top four" server manufacturers for the past two quarters in North America. IDC figures indicate that Compaq gained more than six percentage points in Canada sequentially.
"The return to market share leadership in North America, in the midst of a brutal price war, shows that more customers value the benefits that industry-standard Compaq ProLiant servers deliver and are not prepared to compromise decisions around their infrastructure on price arguments alone," said David Petts, vice president of Compaq North America Industry Standard Server Group.
IDC research demonstrates that Compaq retained the #1 position worldwide, also in Latin America, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, highlighted by a gain of five percentage points in the United Kingdom.
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