IBM sells fewer servers




IBM during the quarter sold a lot fewer servers. Revenues from the hardwaretak fell nearly a quarter compared with a year ago. IBM achieved its lowest sales since early 2009; turnover decreased over the past two years over again.

IBM logo Revenues from the Systems and Technology division of IBM were down 23 percent to $ 2.4 billion, or 1.7 billion, shows the quarterly figures of the company. , Especially below the IBM servers are Big Blue sold its PC division to Lenovo nearly ten years ago. The worldwide server market grew last year just light, seen from figures from market researcher Gartner.

Revenues from sales of IBM’s System x servers decreased 18 percent; Power Systems sales by 22 percent. IBM even made 40 percent less revenue from the sales of its Systems Z mainframes. In January, IBM signed an agreement with Lenovo to sell a part of its servertak but that acquisition has yet to be completed. IBM is doing particularly badly in emerging markets and some countries in Asia. Big Blue earned something more with software sales.

IBM achieved a turnover of 22.5 billion dollars, equivalent to 16.2 billion; 4 percent lower than a year earlier. That’s the lowest sales since the first quarter of 2009 and the eighth decline in a row. Earnings fell 21 percent to $ 2.4 billion, or 1.7 billion euros.


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