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Server Sales Growth at Decade High

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If server sales are any indication, the economic recovery is well underway. David Needle reports.

Despite continued economic doldrums, the market for servers saw a healthy revenue increase in the third quarter of 2010, according to research released Monday by IDC.

Factory revenue in the worldwide server market increased 13.2 percent during the same quarter last year to $11.8 billion. IDC said it’s the third consecutive quarter of year-over-year revenue growth and the fastest growth since 2000. IDC said server unit shipments increased 13.1 percent over the same quarter last year. But that growth represents a drop off from the big increase in second-quarter 2010 that saw a 23.1 percent increase in the number of servers shipped compared to the same quarter in 2009.

Read the rest at ServerWatch.

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