Survey Shows Uptick in Jobs at Midsize Businesses Amid Recession

A new survey of IT decision makers provides a glimmer of hope that the worst of the recession may be over. The most recent CDW IT Monitor survey shows that more SMBs are looking to increase IT spending and create new jobs in the next six months.

After more than a year of declines, direct market reseller CDW's bimonthly survey of IT leaders is now showing signs that the worst of the recession may be over.
The most recent CDW IT Monitor survey shows that an increasing number of IT decision makers from small and midsize businesses-29 percent-anticipate making investments in IT over the next six months. That's an increase of 7 percentage points from the previous survey in February.
Also, 18 percent of midsize business IT decision makers said they anticipate hiring in the next six months, an increase of 6 percentage points since February.
But in spite of these positive movements, overall confidence among IT decision makers remains relatively low, according to CDW. However, for the first time in six months the confidence rating remained flat with the previous survey, indicating that eroding confidence may have stabilized.

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