Ousted IT workers should look at the SME sector

Some interesting research from software supplier Spiceworks today. I wrote a story here.

It was a global survey of over 3000 IT professionals about the IT spending priorities of SMEs.

I found it reassuring that there are even plans to increase IT staff.

In fact 20% plan to add full-time IT staff before the end of the year while 65% of SME IT professionals plan to keep IT staff levels the same between now and the end of the year.

And working in the SME sector need not be boring for IT workers with much of the technology used the same as that in  large enterprises. For example the research found that 68% of SME IT professionals plan to use virtulalisation technology by the end of 2010.