IBM Remains Tops Of IT Sector
IBM marked its fifth consecutive year as market share leader in the IT operations management software sector, according to analyst firm Gartner Inc. The results were based on total IT software revenue collected for 2005.
According to the independent report, IBM was the leading market share vendor in total software revenue with 24.2 percent market share, nearly double the share of its nearest competitor. Gartner said the worldwide IT operations management software market grew 12.6 percent in 2005 to more than $9.9 billion.
“The fact that we continue to be ranked number one by Gartner in this space speaks to our intense focus on helping customers ease the burden of managing their increasingly complex IT environments,” said Al Zollar, general manager, IBM Tivoli software.
IBM says it plans to release a new portfolio of IT service management software products designed to help customers fight rising IT costs and manage constant change brought on by security threats.
The products – the IBM Tivoli Change and Configuration Management Database and three types of IBM Tivoli Process Manager software – automate some of the processes associated with managing a complex IT environment, such as managing storage devices, addressing IT failures, and deploying new software releases and patches.