Opening Up to Collaboration

By making their software platforms available to all, companies such as Amazon, SAP, and Google are building an engine for growth

As president of SAP's Product & Technology Group, Shai Agassi runs product development for the world's largest applications-software company. Ask him to name the most important development in the software industry of the last decade and he won't say Linux, Web 2.0, services-oriented architectures, or industry consolidation.

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