Imation SWOT Analysis, USP & Competitors

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SWOT Analysis of Imation with USP, Competition, STP (Segmentation, Targeting, Positioning) - Marketing Analysis

Imation

Parent Company

Imation Corp

Category

Computer Storage Devices

Sector

IT and Technology

Tagline/ Slogan

Store Protect Connect

USP

Imitation has broad product range covering home to professional storage

STP

Segment

Scalable storage products, Mobile security products, hard drives, flash drives, electronics products and accessories

Target Group

For removable data and media storage target groups are the individual customers, corporate, SME

Positioning

IMATION is positioned to meet data-retention needs, regardless of backup format

SWOT Analysis

Strengths

1. Linear tape open(LTO) storage solution for SME which struggles to manage deluge of digital data

2. Innovative product development to match the customers’ need

3. Imation acquired ENCRYPTX Corporation and its encryption and ecurity solutions, focusing on data scalability and security

4.  Imation acquired patented data de- duplication technology from Nine Technology

Weaknesses

1. Brand recall is lesser as advertising activity is lesser than competition

2. Problems with the operational management and Distribution in limited regions

Opportunities

1. Increase use of data warehousing and data mining gives huge scope for data storage devices

2. Rapidly expanding demand for desktop disk drives due to consumer electronics appliances requiring storage of large amounts of data

5. Huge international market to explore

Threats

1. Emerging Technologies

2. Anti dumping and anti subsidy inquiry

3. Sharp fall in product price

4. Advent of digital media

Competition

Competitors

1. EMC corporation

2. Moser Baer

3. Seagate Technology

4. Compuage Infocom

5. Kingston



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