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Week ahead: It's CeBit time

Tech heads will get their fill of new products and services this week as CeBit, the world's largest trade show, rolls into Hannover, Germany.

Following are some of the notable tech-related events scheduled for the week of March 9.

Tech heads will get their fill of new products and services this week as CeBit, one of the world's largest trade shows, rolls into Hannover, Germany.

Also on tap are several other wireless conferences and expositions and a few earnings announcements from the likes of Net2Phone and WebMD.

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

Events scheduled this week:

Tech Events

Monday, March 10

  • European information technology professionals interested in learning more about Web services and customer relationship management software will descend on Gartner's ITxpo, March 10-12 in Florence, Italy.

  • Seminars on software test automation, including effective testing and saving money, will take place in San Francisco during the Software Test Automation Conference & Expo, March 10-13.

Tuesday, March 11

Wednesday, March 12

  • Tech companies and investors will be chomping at the bit to see what unfolds at CeBit, the world's largest IT trade show, March 12-19, Hannover, Germany.

Thursday, March 13

Friday, March 14

Earnings

Monday, March 10

  • Net2Phone provides Internet telephony services. The company is expected to report a second-quarter loss of 11 cents a share.

Tuesday, March 11
  • Wire One Technologies makes voice, video and data equipment. The company is expected to report a fourth-quarter loss of 15 cents a share.

Wednesday, March 12
  • Comverse Technology designs and makes computer and telecommunications equipment and software. The company is expected to report a fourth-quarter loss of 11 cents a share.

Thursday, March 13
  • WebMD provides connectivity and services to the health care industry. The company is expected to report a fourth-quarter profit of 9 cents a share.

Economic Reports
Thursday, March 13
  • Retail Sales measures total receipts from U.S. stores. The decline for February is expected to shrink to 0.2 percent from 0.9 percent the previous month. Excluding auto sales, growth is expected to be flat.

Friday, March 14
  • Business Inventories summarizes total sales and inventory for the retail, wholesale and manufacturing sectors. January growth is expected to fall to 0.2 percent from 0.6 percent in the previous period.

  • Producer Price Index is a broad measure of the price of goods at the wholesale level. February growth is expected to drop to 0.7 percent from 1.6 percent the previous month.