IT shops continue to open up to virtualization — Gartner predicts the market for virtual desktop infrastructure in all industries will hit $65.7 billion in 2013 from just $1.5 billion in 2009. As that growth continues, the demand will grow for IT pros with experience in virtualization.

One such IT professional, Adam Shapiro, a former Citi IT executive who worked on that bank's global virtualization project of the past few years, has taken his talents to the tech sector, joining Breakthrough Technologies Group. The company is planning to target financial institutions as smaller banks look to outside providers for the resource and energy savings of virtualization.

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