The software industry went on a shopping spree in 2016, and this year could be even busier, bolstered by the new president’s policies and what one analyst suggests could be a major deal by Google.

M&A involving technology is expected to soar in 2017. Activity is being driven by companies in a wide array of industries seeking to improve efficiency in business processes. Software-as-a-Service is playing a big role in dealmaking.

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