[bbc] Sales of servers worldwide fell almost 25% in the first three months of 2009, against the same period a year earlier, according to market research firm IDC.
Global sales were $9.9 bn (£6.14 bn), IDC said, the lowest figure since the firm started monitoring the computer server market 12 years ago.
Dell was the vendor hardest hit, with server revenue falling 31.2%.
IDC said they expected the situation to continue, although they predicted some recovery by 2010.
Big drop in global server sales