Australia bucks server downturn

Australia bucks server downturn

Government stimulus and improved business confident will improve the market going forward, Gartner claims

Server shipments continue to plunge, but there is some good news for vendors in Australia, according to analyst firm, Gartner.

In the second quarter of 2009, Asia-Pacific experienced a 17.2 per cent year-on-year decline in server shipments. Server vendor revenue was also down 15 per cent over the same period to $US1.71 billion. However, the Government stimulus plan allowed Australia to buck the trend and chalk up revenue decline of just 2.5 per cent. Revenue also doubled between Q1 and Q2, 2009.

In a statement, Gartner said it expected Australia’s stimulus plan would continue to benefit the server market, with improved business confidence further driving demand in the second half of the calendar year.

Dell was the only vendor to see an increase in revenue, up to $US209.2 million from $US190m in Q2 2008, which also led to a market share increase from 9.5 per cent to 12.2 per cent.

IBM remained the number one vendor with 39.2 per cent market share, up from 38.4 per cent. This was despite experiencing a revenue drop from $771.4m to $US669.7m.

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