You don't want to miss an article we just reviewed about worldwide SMB spend expected to reach 14.3B in 2009.
It is a short article but does link to further studies so don't miss it. http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/082409_SMBs_to_Spend_36B_on_Remote_Managed_Services
Managed services isn't dead so all the hype about moving to the cloud hasn't hit this particular survey. Here is some key paragraphs:
"Worldwide SMB spending on remote managed services, in particular, will grow the fastest at 9.2 percent in 2009 to reach $3.6 billion. The trend will continue through 2012 to reach $5.3 billion at a compounded annual growth rate of over 10 percent from 2008."
"SMB network and server managed services account for highest level of spending at $3.5 billion while PC managed services is expected to reach $2.7 billion in 2009."