New challenges for the IT industry are shaping the conditions for the widest possible adoption of domestic software in all spheres of life, including public administration, the economy, and the social sphere. One of the most important tasks is digital transformation of small and medium-sized businesses, which enhances the sustainability and competitiveness of SMEs. The Russian software market has been around for many years, it is diversified and ready to address a variety of challenges. In its turn, the government demonstrates a high degree of readiness to create favourable conditions for IT development, having formed a list of unprecedented support measures from tax incentives and grant programmes to measures that will retain high quality personnel in the industry. Is the software market in Russia in «turbulence» mode? State support for the IT sector: how will the tactical tasks change the industrys development strategy in the medium term? What is the role of development institutions and organized IT business in implementing support measures for the IT sector? Russian IT solutions for small business: high quality available to everyone? How can Russian software be found and implemented without losing time and money? What tools and opportunities can the IT sector offer to small businesses regardless of their sectoral affiliation?