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Week ahead: Cisco, Quantum report earnings

The season may be winding down, but a few industry titans have yet to deliver their quarterly results. This week, the networking giant and the storage vendor announce theirs.

Following are some of the notable tech-related events scheduled for the week of Feb. 1.

The earnings season may be winding down, but a few industry titans have yet to deliver their quarterly results. They'll be doing just that in the coming week.

Cisco Systems, a networking giant and technology bellwether, will announce its financial results, as will storage vendor Quantum.

The information was gathered from First Call, Hoover's Online and CNET Investor.

Events scheduled this week:

Tech Events

Monday, Feb. 2

  • Big Brother. Government officials will gather to hear the latest on information technology service management and how to make the most of its use during the IT Service Management Forum USA, Feb. 2-4, Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

  • Content control. Industry players will get an overview on managing Internet content and addressing customers' needs at the Jupiter Content Management Conference & Expo, Feb. 3-4, in San Jose, Calif.

  • Penguin in Paris. Learning the latest in Linux and its applications will be the focus during Solutions Linux 2004, Feb. 3-5, in Paris.

Wednesday, Feb. 4


Monday, Feb. 2

  • Quantum is a storage company. It's expected to report a third-quarter loss of 3 cents a share.

Tuesday, Feb. 3
  • Cisco Systems is a networking equipment maker. It's expected to report a second-quarter profit of 17 cents a share.

Wednesday, Feb. 4
  • Akamai Technologies is a Web hosting services company. It's expected to report a fourth-quarter loss of 1 cent a share.

Thursday, Feb. 5
  • Alcatel is a telecommunications equipment provider. It's expected to report a fourth-quarter profit of 22 cents a share.

Economic Reports

Monday, Feb. 2

  • Personal Income measures income from all sources. December growth is expected to dip to 0.2 percent, from 0.5 percent in November.

Wednesday, Feb. 4
  • Factory Orders is the total of durable and nondurable goods orders. The December total is expected to drop 0.3 percent, down from 1.4 percent in November.

Thursday, Feb. 5
  • Initial Claims is the weekly total of new claims filed for unemployment compensation. The total is expected to remain flat at 342,000 for the week ended Jan. 30, from the previous week.

Friday, Feb. 6
  • The Unemployment Rate is the percentage of American workers looking for jobs. The January rate is expected to remain flat at 5.7 percent from the previous month.