Welcome to the Tech Crash of 2012

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The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which Chief Technology Officer Jeremy Phillips and senior technology analyst Eric Bleeker discuss topics across the investing world.

It's getting ugly out there. Last week NetApp released earnings, and the forward guidance was ugly. The unfortunate truth is signs are increasingly pointing toward a rough few months in the IT industry. Much like last summer when orders were held back as macro events like the U.S. debt standoff were allowed to play out, IT spending is being held back until the eurozone situation yields more clarity. How should tech investors invest when all signs point toward a bumpy ride ahead?

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At the time this article was published Eric Bleekerowns shares of Cisco Systems and EMC. Jeremy Phillips has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Apple, EMC, and International Business Machines.Motley Fool newsletter services recommendApple. Try any of our Foolish newsletter servicesfree for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe thatconsidering a diverse range of insightsmakes us better investors. The Motley Fool has adisclosure policy.

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