HP Continues Worldwide Server Market Leadership

Retakes No. 1 Position in U.S. Server Market Shipments
PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 24, 2003

HP (NYSE:HPQ) leads worldwide server unit market share with 29.7 percent for the fourth calendar quarter of 2002, per preliminary results released today by Gartner Dataquest.(1)HP leads by 10.5 percentage points. In addition, HP regained the No. 1 position in U.S. server shipments, improving its momentum by becoming the fastest growing server vendor from Q302 to Q402 in the United States.

"Clearly HP is continuing to gain customer momentum with our strong range of servers together with our industry-leading HP Adaptive Infrastructure," said Peter Blackmore, executive vice president, HP Enterprise Systems Group. "On a sequential basis, HP is the only vendor to grow share in double digits in the U.S. "

HP attributed its market-share leadership to continued customer loyalty and a powerful lineup of cross-platform offerings that provide customers a choice of Windows®, Linux, UNIX® and specialized operating platforms. This lineup includes a newly released set of industry-standard ProLiant servers, as well as HP's leading portfolio of business critical servers such as HP 9000, the AlphaServer systems and NonStop servers.

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HP is a leading global provider of products, technologies, solutions and services to consumers and businesses. The company's offerings span IT infrastructure, personal computing and access devices, global services and imaging and printing. HP completed its merger transaction involving Compaq Computer Corporation on May 3, 2002. More information about HP is available at http://www.hp.com.

(1) Gartner Perspective, Q4CY2002, published Jan. 24, 2003.


Windows is a U.S. registered trademark of Microsoft Corp. UNIX is a registered trademark of the Open Group.


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