October 23, 2006 Timothy Prickett Morgan
Kudos once again to Richard Farmer, the lead IT analyst at brokerage house Merrill Lynch, for peeling apart IBM‘s financial results for the third quarter of 2006. As usual, Farmer has estimated what each of the four IBM server lines brought to the top line in the quarter.
The System i5 line brought in, according to Farmer’s estimates, about $301 million in sales in the quarter, down 22 percent compared to the $388 million in sales from the third quarter of 2005. While this number was pretty low, it was not as bad as in the first quarter,