I think there are two main issues here:
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Tech Investment Advice for Tough Times
As bailouts become a global phenomenon, it's time to review what this all means for you, the technology buyer. There are two main issues: 1. The immediate liquidity crisis and any lingering effects that may lead to longer-term financial sclerosis, and 2. An enduring recession - which previously left much of the enterprise software space unscathed - getting deepened and extended.