Well, I thought this piece was bogus, but that feeling started with the first sentence for me. And normally I wouldn't even comment, but I found this so off-base that I double-checked the ABI Research and it does NOT say what you attribute to it. There's no reason to lie about research, and one shouldn't misquote or misuse it.
Collaboration is not an industry. It's a process, and handled properly, it can be productive, but as the rest of the article describes, it's seldom handled properly (yet), and may never be.