Well, for the most part, SAP is still a national market - meaning that you usually need to be willing to travel extensively to keep yourself busy on projects. Based on your question, I wonder if extensive travel is really the right thing for you right now. You may want to consider pursuing localized markets, such as working with Microsoft's small business solutions, or even web-based programming. There are quite a few publishing companies in Indianapolis - perhaps there is some industry-specific IT niche for you in publishing that would keep you local. As far as staying marketable in a tough IT climate, I address that often in my answers in this column. You might also want to check out the interview I did on SearchSAP.com recently. In that interview, I talked about how to make yourself less likely to be outsourced in a tight IT market. The direct link is: http://searchsap.techtarget.com/news/911767/Tips-from-SAP-career-expert-Jon-Reed. Good luck!
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