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Server shipments to EMEA fell 5.9% in Q2

According to a report by Gartner, server shipments in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) fell 5.9% to 550,000 units in the second quarter, compared with the same period last year. "All three EMEA sub-regions saw server revenue decrease in the second quarter of 2013. In Western Europe, revenue declined 1.6%; in Eastern Europe it fell 17.9% and the Middle East and Africa region decreased 9%," said Adrian O'Connell, research director at Gartner. "In addition to weak demand, established vendors are increasingly challenged by relatively-new vendors such as Cisco, Asia/Pacific-based suppliers such as Lenovo and Huawei, and original design manufacturers selling directly to large end-users," he added.