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FRAMINGHAM (04/03/2000) - EMC Corp. snagged the top spot from IBM Corp.'s Tivoli Systems Inc. in the storage management software market, according to a Dataquest study. The Hopkinton, Massachusetts-based company totaled $763.5 million in 1999 licensing sales, followed by IBM/Tivoli with $725.6 million.

Islandia, New York-based Computer Associates International Inc. finished third with $690.1 million in 1999 sales.

Laguna Niguel, California-based GoShip.com this week will launch a new service that allows online shoppers to compare and choose parcel shipping methods when buying goods from online retail sites. GoShip will offer its service to Web merchants under an application service provider model.

Web sites using the GoShip service will be able to offer their online customers a selection of carrier services and a choice of delivery time and cost.

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation said cyberattacks jumped from 547 cases in 1998 to 1,154 cases in 1999. However, the agency closed 399 of the cases in 1998 and 912 last year, according to FBI Director Louis Freeh in testimony before a Senate subcommittee. Disgruntled employees and hackers looking for thrills committed most of the attacks, but criminal groups and terrorist organizations are increasing their strikes, he said.

Software developers are dissatisfied with the tools available for Linux, according to a survey of 300 people conducted by Evans Marketing Services in Santa Cruz, California, a division of American Science Corp. Compilers and editors for Linux were judged "adequate" by more than 75 percent of developers, but other tool categories, such as debuggers or modeling tools, were deemed adequate by only 10 percent to 50 percent of those surveyed.

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