Community Engagement enables the partner organizations to communicate, share and collaborate towards achieving the common organizational goal. Community strategy thereby plays a pivotal role in data storage, backup, and archiving. Aside from the above advantage, community engagement lowers costs by cutting down the amount spent on individual infrastructure for each of the member, and cutting down the cost involved in sharing among these member organizations.
The central Organization shall be the core provisioning house for connectivity, and all ongoing operations shall be linked to it, similar to a hub & spoke model. When new members seek entry into the community of users, the existing members will review their entry using set mechanisms. This mechanism may be that of the provider, or may be run by the existing members themselves.
The member parties in the community as a standalone entity find it difficult to iron out its business tussles with central organization on account of disparate collaboration methodologies. It is difficult to maintain a hassle free relationship with the members, though they are non-competitive. But, in a community model, the central entity provides connectivity to the hub and the spokes; bringing all the collaborating partners onto a common communications platform ensuring uniformity. This kind of community is adopted by several industries, including healthcare informatics, defense sector, government intelligence agencies, hospitality, retail and logistics etc where collaborations are of prime importance. Currently, Education and charitable sectors under various NGOs have now leveraged utility in the community to drive forward their member engagement.