Report: IBM Named Marketshare Leader in Application Infrastructure and Middleware Software for 12 Consecutive Years

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ARMONK, N.Y., April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE:  IBM) today announced
that based on Gartner's definition of the application infrastructure and
middleware market, IBM has once again been named the overall marketshare leader.
The rankings are based on total worldwide revenue for 2012 and  marks 12 
consecutive years of leadership for IBM.

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According to the Gartner Inc. report[1], IBM was the leading software vendor
with 30.9 percent marketshare, nearly double that of its closest competitor. The
worldwide application infrastructure and middleware software market grew five
percent to  $20 billion, according to Gartner.

"We believe the latest Gartner report underscores IBM's continued software
leadership and shift to higher value business areas that meet our clients' most
pressing long term business initiatives," said  Steve Mills, senior vice
president and group executive, IBM Software & Systems. "Today's news further
demonstrates the success of this strategy and how IBM is helping usher its
clients into the next era of computing."  

Besides its overall lead, the Gartner report also recognizes that IBM is growing
in the initiatives that serve as key underpinnings to IBM higher value growth
initiatives including Smarter Planet, Big Data, Security, Mobility and Cloud.   


For example, IBM was named the number one vendor in Business Process Management
Suite (BPMS) software with 28.6 percent share; almost triple that of its closest
competitor. BPMS software enables companies to develop and implement processes
that help integrate their business operations and data to be more agile and
grow.   

Gartner also reported that IBM continues to be number one in other growing and
key areas including Security Information and Event Management, Data Integration
Tools, Enterprise Content Management, Enterprise Asset Management and IT
Operational Management.    

In addition, the report noted strong growth by IBM in key segments of IBM's
Smarter Commerce initiative, including E-Commerce and marketing automation. IBM
Smarter Commerce is focused on helping organizations transform their business
operations to meet the rising demands of today's digital consumers and reach new
clients including chief marketing officers.  

IBM believes its continued marketshare leadership in application infrastructure
and middleware has been a key reason for the company's strong growth and
profits. Over the past decade, IBM Software has doubled its revenue and tripled
its profits.    

For more information on IBM's application infrastructure and middleware software
portfolio visit:  www.ibm.com/software. 

[1] Market Share: All Software Markets, Worldwide, 2012,  Colleen Graham, et al,
 March 29, 2013

SOURCE  IBM


Tara Sucato, 917-471-3701, tjsucato@us.ibm.com

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