While Hewlett Packard (HP) and Compaq realign, hardware rival Fujitsu Siemens has grabbed a bigger share of the desktop market and seen growth in its notebook sales.
Final figures for the first three months of 2002 from market researcher IDC show that Fujitsu managed to buck the downward trend of PC sales in western Europe.
It also highlights the success the company has had with its 'Value for You' reseller campaign to take sales from direct vendors such as Dell.
In the first three months of this year, Fujitsu managed to gain market share in the shrinking commercial desktop segment amounting to 10.2 per cent of the total market.
In the notebook market the company recorded growth of 22.5 per cent compared with an industry average of 13 per cent.
Ian Snadden, channel director at Fujitsu, said that the current fallout in the HP/Compaq merger meant that products were not available and that the HP/Compaq roadmap was "in disarray".
"The pain hasn't been felt by HP/Compaq customers yet," he warned.
Trevor Pugsley, vendor marketing manager at Computacenter, said that HP and Compaq customers had been kept informed of developments in the merger and that roadmaps could be found on the HP website.
He added that resellers working with Fujitsu have won business in the small to medium sized enterprise market at the expense of Dell.
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