IDC Press Release
London and Prague - The EMEA server market displayed flat growth in 3Q11, with revenue of $3.2 billion, up 0.6% annually and 546,883 units shipped, 1.0% less than in the same quarter last year. Revenue performance in the Western European subregion was below the EMEA average, with server sales down 1.4% annually. This was reflected in a shrinking Western European revenue share of the overall EMEA server market, which generated 74.8% of total sales, the smallest percentage since IDC records began. IDC believes that the current fluctuations of the exchange rate as the euro devaluates in the currency markets and more specifically against the dollar had a significant effect on server system revenue in Western Europe.
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The worldwide enterprise software market showed broad growth and recovery in 2010 with total software revenue increasing 8.5 percent annually to a worldwide market size of $245 billion, according to Gartner, Inc. In 2009, worldwide revenue declined 2.5 percent to $226 billion.
“In 2010, major software vendors expanded their product portfolios, acquired companies where appropriate to their plans, and reached deeper into emerging markets,” said Joanne Correia, managing vice president at Gartner. “The year represented a return to solid footing as the market recovered and expanded in terms of revenue and geographies. However, some regions did not recover as rapidly as others. Japan and Western Europe saw relatively modest dollar-denominated growth, while Latin America and Asia/Pacific saw growth in the mid-to-high teens, nearly double the market average.” Read more