The 451 Group just surveyed corporate development executives at Tech acquirers. The bottom line: 41% feel their 2011 deal activity will stay the same, while 52% believe their acquisition pace will increase. I find this to be very promising as we already saw a huge increase in strategic M&A activity in 2010 away from the low priced tactical acquisitions of spun off non-core assets or fire sales by distraught sellers. The fact that over half of the buyers out there are planning to increase their volumes as well is good news to sellers. I am looking forward to 2011.