Technology will make collaboration your next competitive advantage, says Technology Review. But what are the tools that truly help you be more collaborative and productive? "The downside of knowledge work—the lifeblood of technology-based collaboration—is its intangibility. It's hard to visualize remote colleagues or a set of abstract tasks and deadlines. The most promising collaboration tools, thus, are those that provide updates from team members, relevant news feeds, project reports, deadline alerts, and other visual reminders that make the intangible tangible. This is especially critical for talent workers who are alone in remote locations or who collaborate on abstract tasks."