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Server market grows 20% in H1

The number of computer servers sold in Hungary in the first half of 2005 rose almost one-fifth to 6,904, compared to the same period a year earlier, but falling prices still reduced revenue, business daily Világgazdaság reported quoting Gábor Marosvári, an analyst for market research company IDC Hungary. Server prices fell 28% in H1 2005 compared to the same period a year earlier, causing revenue from server sales in Hungary to decline 14.4% to USD 48.73 million, Marosvári said. Hewlett-Packard led the server market in Hungary during the period, followed by IBM and Fujitsu-Siemens. Sales of lower-grade Intel-based servers, which are cheaper to operate, increased the most during the period. The biggest buyers of servers were companies in the financial and telecommunications sectors. Public sector purchases continued to be modest, because of budget restrictions. IDC projects, that 15,500 servers will be sold in Hungary this year, generating revenue of USD 121.5 million. This compares to 13,170 servers sold in 2004, for USD 120 million.