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Week ahead: Networking oasis

Networking players pitch tent in Las Vegas for this year's NetWorld+Interop confab next week, with Cisco's John Chambers slated to speak. Plus, more tech earnings.

Following are some of the notable tech-related events scheduled for the week of April 27.

As spring break comes to a close, networking industry players are expected converge on one of the more notable events in the coming week--NetWorld+Interop Las Vegas 2003. Cisco Systems' top dog John Chambers will serve as a keynote speaker, as will other luminaries.

Other highlights of the week include quarterly results from Borland Software, Quantum and RealNetworks.

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

Events scheduled this week:

Tech Events

Sunday, April 27

  • Schmoozefest. Networking soars to new heights at this top industry event that covers network storage, security, wireless management and a host of other topics at NetWorld+Interop Las Vegas 2003, April 27-May 2 in Las Vegas, Nev.

  • Vendors and Gartner Group analysts will deliver a dose of information to medium-sized companies during the Midsize Enterprise Summit, April 27-29 in Orlando, Fla.

Monday, April 28

Wednesday, April 30

  • Take Note. Notes and Domino administrators will converge at Admin 2003, a conference for Lotus professionals, to be held April 30 to May 2, Las Vegas, Nev.

Earnings

Monday, April 28

  • Quantum makes storage products. The company is expected to report a fourth-quarter profit of 3 cents a share.

Tuesday, April 29
  • Borland makes software development tools. It is expected to report a first-quarter loss of 3 cents a share.

  • Ingram Micro is distributor of tech products. It is expected to report a first-quarter profit of 15 cents a share.

  • JDS Uniphase is a fiberoptics company. It is expected to report a first-quarter loss of 4 cents a share.

  • Read-Rite makes disk drives and tape heads. The company is expected to report a second-quarter loss of 31 cents a share.

  • RealNetworks is a digital media and software company. It is expected to report a first-quarter loss of 2 cents a share.

Wednesday, April 30
  • Akamai Technologies provides Web server services. It is expected to report a first-quarter loss of 15 cents a share.

  • Cray makes supercomputers. It is expected to report a first-quarter profit of 3 cents a share.

Thursday, May 1
  • InfoSpace develops wireless and Internet software and applications. It is expected to report a first-quarter loss of 4 cents a share.

  • Priceline is an online travel agency. It is expected to report a first-quarter loss of 1 cent a share.

Economic Reports
Monday, April 28
  • Personal Income measures income from all sources. March growth is expected to rise to 0.4 percent, from 0.3 percent the previous month.

Tuesday, April 29
  • Consumer Confidence tracks the results of a broad survey on consumer spending expectations. The April index is expected to rise to 69.4, from 62.5 the previous month.

Thursday, May 1
  • Auto and Truck Sales gives the total of domestically produced vehicles sold. April auto sales are expected to climb to 5.9 million, from 5.5 million the previous month. Truck sales are expected to rise to 7.3 million, from 7.0 million the previous month.

  • Initial Claims provides the weekly total of new claims filed for unemployment compensation. The total is expected to fall to 428,000 for the week ended April 26, from 455,000 the previous week.

Friday, May 2
  • The Unemployment Rate is the percentage of American workers looking for jobs. The April rate is expected to grow to 5.9 percent, from 5.8 percent the previous month.

  • Factory Orders is the total of durable and nondurable goods orders. The March total is expected to drop 0.4 percent, compared with 1.5 percent growth in the previous month.