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    IBM retakes No. 1 Worldwide Computer Server Spot

    International Business Machines Corp. reclaimed the top market share spot among computer server companies worldwide during the second quarter, pushing Hewlett-Packard Co. back into second place, according to market research firm IDC.

    IBM, which makes everything from computers based on Intel Corp. (NasdaqNM:INTC – News) microprocessors to giant mainframe systems that use proprietary semiconductor technology, had 30.4 percent of global server systems revenue during the quarter.

    HP, which held the No. 1 spot in the first quarter, had 27.7 percent of total revenues. The overall server market amounted to $10.62 billion in revenues, a slight increase from $10.60 billion a year earlier.

    IDC said Sun Microsystems Inc.’s share of the market increased to 13.5 percent, while Dell Inc.’s share of the total market decreased slightly to 9.2 percent in the second quarter.