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Week ahead: Hardware's where it's at

Hardware engineers will hear the latest about the Windows platform at WinHEC, while Cisco Systems will hold a power session on its networking technology.

Following are some of the notable tech-related events scheduled for the week of May 2.

Hardware is the name of the game in the coming week.

Hardware engineers will hear the latest about the Windows platform at WinHEC, while Cisco Systems will hold a power session on its networking technology.

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

Events scheduled this week:

Tech Events

Monday, May 3

  • Big Brother. Government technology managers will get a glimpse into new information technology trends and management issues, as well as procurement practices, during G-Con: The Gartner Government Conference, May 3-5, Washington, D.C.

  • Veritas will hold its annual users conference to discuss utility computing, Veritas Vision 2004, May 3-7, Las Vegas.

Tuesday, May 4

  • Feel the Power. Cisco partners will gather to gain a deeper understanding of the company's networking technology at the Networkers PowerSessions, May 4-6, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

  • Windows watchers. Hardware engineers will get a look into the future of the Windows platform at this year's installment of Microsoft's Windows Hardware Engineering Conference, or WinHEC 2004, May 4-7, in Seattle.

Earnings

Tuesday, May 4

  • Perot Systems is an information technology services company. It's expected to report a first-quarter profit of 15 cents a share.

  • Qwest Communications International is a voice, video and data services company. It's expected to report a first-quarter loss of 14 cents a share.

Thursday, May 6
  • EchoStar Communications is a satellite TV services company. It's expected to report a first-quarter profit of 16 cents a share.

      Economic Reports

      Monday, May 3

      • Auto and Truck Sales is the total of domestically produced vehicles sold. April auto sales are expected to rise to 5.7 million, from 6.6 million in March. Truck sales are expected to climb to 7.8 million, from 7.6 million in March.

      Tuesday, May 4
      • Factory Orders is the total of durable and nondurable goods orders. The March total is expected to rise 2.4 percent, from 0.3 percent the previous month.

      Thursday, May 6
      • Initial Claims is the weekly total of new claims filed for unemployment compensation. The total is expected to fall to 335,000 for the week ended May 1, from 338,000 the previous week.

      Friday, May 7
      • The Unemployment Rate is the percentage of American workers looking for jobs. The April rate is expected to remain flat at 5.7 percent from March.