According to a recent IDC study, IBM has come from the back of the pack to take first place in overall PC unit shipments, and consumer and commercial desktop shipments for Q2 in the Asia-Pacific region.
However, they still have some catching up to do in Australia, said local ICD analyst Logan Ringland. "Compaq are still ahead in the Australian market, but IBM has been gaining ground," he said.
IBM has increased its market share in the Australian PC market from 10.4 to 12 per cent over the past 12 months, said Ringland. While this increase is significant in the Australian market, the movements made on the Asia-Pacific region as a whole are more impressive.
Over the past 12 months IBM has steadily increased its market share in the Asia Pacific region. In the last quarter alone consumer desktop shipments increased 1.3 per cent to 8.6 per cent. Commercial desktop shipments are also up 0.8 per cent to 8.0 per cent. Standard Intel architecture server shipping figures confirm that IBM increased shipping rates by 2.3 per cent to 16.1 per cent."