BUSINESSWEEK ONLINE : JUNE 21, 1999 ISSUE
COVER STORY

The Leading Private Info-Tech Companies


COMPANY          LOCATED          DESCRIPTION

SAIC             San Diego        Defense Dept. contractor rings up new
                                  telecom business

ENTEX            Rye Brook, N.Y.  Technology services company focusing on
INFO SERVICES                     managing more than
                                  700,000 desktop computers and local-area
                                  networks nationwide

BLOOMBERG        New York         Cashes in on its ''boxes'' filled with news
                                  and financial data

COMARK           Bloomingdale,    Resells hardware, software, and peripherals
                 Ill.             and provides services such as Y2K and E-
                                  commerce consulting

BRIDGE INFO      New York         Provides financial data and news to
SYSTEMS                           institutional investors,
                                  broker-dealers, corporations, and
                                  governments

DYNCORP          Fairfax, Va.     Its 16,000 workers provide technology
                                  solutions to the Feds

MARCONI          Cleveland,       Formerly RELTEC Corp., this firm is a top
COMMUNICATIONS   Ohio             telecom equipment and
                                  network services supplier

VIEWSONIC        Walnut, Calif.   Its computer monitors are a window onto
                                  colorful computing

SAS              Cary, N.C.       CEO of this top data warehousing company
INSTITUTE                         keeps staffers loyal
                                  via perks such as free day care and
                                  lunchtime piano serenades

PLATINUM         Los Angeles      Feisty four-year-old specializes in
EQUITY                            acquiring ailing high-tech
                                  software and service subsidiaries of IT's
                                  biggest companies

SARCOM           Columbus, Ohio   Will show employees how to use the software
                                  it installs

EL CAMINO        Woodland Hills,  Computer equipment lessor, systems
RESOURCES        Calif.           integrator, and IBM mainframe dealer-trader

MODUS MEDIA      Westwood, Mass.  Software diskette and CD maker

CANDLE           Santa Monica,    Software company burns at both ends with
                 Calif.           middleware programs for networked computers

ATTACHMATE       Bellevue,        Software maker helps companies link desktop
                 Wash.            computers to mainframes and tells them how
                                  to manage all those connections

AMS SERVICES     Windsor, Conn.   Sells back-office software to insurance
                                  agents and companies

LAWSON           Minneapolis      Challenger to enterprise software giants SAP
                                  and Peoplesoft

SRA              Fairfax, Va.     Software and systems company is known for
INTERNATIONAL                     its E-mail screening and content-filtering
                                  software

MEDICAL INFO     Westwood,        Its software keeps hospitals, physicians'
TECHNOLOGY       Mass.            offices, and HMOs financially fit

CINCOM           Cincinnati       Makes software that simplifies business
SYSTEMS                           processes for manufacturing and finance
                                  companies


                                1998 REVENUES         CHANGE
COMPANY              SECTOR     (IN MILLIONS)       FROM 1997

SAIC                 Svcs         $4,700.0            51.6%

ENTEX                Svcs         2,456.0             -1.0
INFO SERVICES

BLOOMBERG            Svcs         1,800.0             12.5

COMARK               Svcs         1,478.0             38.6

BRIDGE INFO          Svcs         1,330.0             212.9
SYSTEMS

DYNCORP              Svcs         1,230.0             7.0

MARCONI              Tele         1,066.8             20.2
COMMUNICATIONS

VIEWSONIC            Comp         941.0               14.3

SAS                  Svcs         871.0               16.1
INSTITUTE

PLATINUM             Soft         700.0               6566.7*
EQUITY

SARCOM               Svcs         687.8               87.0

EL CAMINO            Comp         678.0               11.7
RESOURCES

MODUS MEDIA          Comp         645.7               -5.7

CANDLE               Soft         361.0               17.6

ATTACHMATE           Soft         300.0               0.0

AMS SERVICES         Soft         264.0               20.5

LAWSON               Soft         237.8               39.1

SRA                  Soft         222.7               21.6
INTERNATIONAL

MEDICAL INFO         Soft         203.0               85.2
TECHNOLOGY

CINCOM               Soft         190.0               9.9
SYSTEMS

*Acquired nine companies

DATA: BUSINESS WEEK, CORPORATE TECHNOLOGY INFORMATION SERVICES



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