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PESTLE and SWOT analysis of Huawei 2017

As Trump escalates trade war tensions between the USA and China, Huawei has found itself, like many Chinese mobile and telecommunications companies including ZTE and China Mobile, a victim of the hostile climate the rivalry between the two countries has induced. With investigations underway by the Justice Department on whether Huawei violated U.S. export sanctions related to Iran, Huawei is facing a potential ban on its operations in the US, a fate already suffered by ZTE. Its Mate 10 smartphone has already been blocked from sale in the USA after AT&T and Verizon dropped it due to government pressure, putting Huawei at a competitive disadvantage against major rivals like Apple and Samsung who have established leading market positions in the USA. Using key strategic frameworks including PESTLE, SWOT, BCG Matrix and Porters Five Forces, the report will identify the major drivers of change behind Huawei’s external global environment looking at the general trends and shifts driving the global mobile and telecommunications industry in general. This will help us understand how Huawei can utilise its brand competencies so as to take advantage of ever changing environmental opportunities while at the same time neutralising emerging threats that threaten to chip away at its success.

Huawei BCG Matrix Analysis 2018

Huawei is an investment and holding company majorly dealing in the design, manufacture and marketing of smartphones, tablets, PCs, extra. Huawei also offers a wide range of services to other companies and consumers such as Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, among others. Huawei’s smartphone market is an oligopoly with both high end (Apple  and Samsung) and low-end players. Huawei on the other hand is a low-end smartphone vender having an 11.4% market share with major competitors Samsung, Apple and Xiaomi having 22.6%, 15.1% and 8.2% market shares respectively according to smartphone shipments for the first quarter of 2018 (Statista 2018). The following BCG analysis demonstrates how market growth has affected the profitability of Huawei’s strategic business units depending on their respective market shares. 

Huawei Porters Five Forces Analysis 2018

Huawei is a globally recognized telecommunications, equipment and service company majorly dealing in the design, manufacture and marketing of processors, smartphones and tablets. This report mainly examines the smartphone market, one of the most prominent global oligopolies with both high end (Apple and Samsung) and low-end market players. In the smartphone market, Huawei is a low-cost producer, the most fiercely competitive hence it faces extreme competition from especially fellow low cost Chinese rivals including Lenovo, Xiaomi, OPPO, ZTE among others who produce similar products. This report analyzes how industry competition has affected Huawei and examines the various opportunities through which Huawei can grow and develop its brand name including the use of Artificial Intelligence. Nevertheless, Huawei still faces major threats such as major competitors who have greatly hindered its growth and development. This analysis concludes by showing major points (factors) where competition is intense and some strategies Huawei can use to overcome them. 

Huawei Porters Five Forces Analysis 2018

Huawei is a globally recognized telecommunications, equipment and service company majorly dealing in the design, manufacture and marketing of processors, smartphones and tablets. This report mainly examines the smartphone market, one of the most prominent global oligopolies with both high end (Apple and Samsung) and low-end market players. In the smartphone market, Huawei is a low-cost producer, the most fiercely competitive hence it faces extreme competition from especially fellow low cost Chinese rivals including Lenovo, Xiaomi, OPPO, ZTE among others who produce similar products. This report analyzes how industry competition has affected Huawei and examines the various opportunities through which Huawei can grow and develop its brand name including the use of Artificial Intelligence. Nevertheless, Huawei still faces major threats such as major competitors who have greatly hindered its growth and development. This analysis concludes by showing major points (factors) where competition is intense and some strategies Huawei can use to overcome them. 

Pestle and Swot Analysis of Google 2019

Google has become the biggest search engine globally commanding 86.02% of the market followed by Bing, Yahoo and Baidu with 6.55%, 3.27% and 1.08% respectively as of 2018. The tech giant has created a near monopoly in the global search market commanding the biggest market share in UK, USA and across many European countries.
However, a macro environmental analysis of Google’s business environment using Pestel reveals several factors that may hinder future growth of the tech giant. One of the major political issues likely to further hinder Google is continued trade tensions between USA and China. 
Using PESTLE, this report thus discusses how trade tensions between China and USA will impact the company. The report will also examines threats from economic, social, technological, legal and environmental issues while also identifying the available growth opportunities in Google’s business environment Using Google’s SWOT analysis, the report looks at the search giants key strengths and weaknesses and how it can use these strengths to mitigate threats and take advantage of arising external opportunities. 

Porters Five Forces of Lenovo 2017

Lenovo is a technology company dealing in the design, manufacture and marketing of smartphones, Tablets, PC’s, among others. Its smartphone market is highly oligopolistic with two major players Samsung and Apple which offer priced high-end products. On the other hand, Lenovo offers low cost products targeting the low end-market. Lenovo being a low-cost smartphone and PC vendor faces intense competition from other low-cost technology companies like HP, Huawei, Xiaomi, Dell, among others. Thus, this report analyses how industry competition has affected Lenovo showing major market opportunities through which Lenovo can develop. It concludes by showing how intense competition has affected Lenovo in the technology industry highlighting different market opportunities, challenges.

Facebook Porters Five Forces Analysis 2019

Facebook boasts some incredible statistics that highlight why it has been very successful. A Porters five forces analysis of Facebook shows that the California based social network wields immense power over vertical five forces primarily Facebook buyers and suppliers whose bargaining power is low or moderate at best. This is predominantly because Facebook has achieved strong network effects from economies of scale and scope, which have ensured the social media network continues to enjoy high switching costs and strong lock-in effects over users. 
But while these factors have ensured Facebook’s dominance over rivals in the social media industry, the company remains vulnerable to the 3 horizontal forces of competition namely substitutes, new player entry and intensifying rivalry between current players. As a Facebook porters five forces analysis revealed, the social media industry is highly competitive with a rising number of substitute services such as Reddit, Digg, EyeEm, Next Door, or Family Wall, many of which can offer similar performance benefits such as sharing photos, videos and messages even though they are not direct competitors of Facebook. 
So though Facebook has created barriers that currently protect its market share, it remains vulnerable to new players who could take advantage of its privacy issues to exacerbate an exodus of more than 3 million teens that’s already underway in the core markets of the UK and US. It is already locked out of the world’s most populous country, a situation exacerbated by China-USA trade war tensions. So while Facebook still wields power over the forces of vertical competition (power of buyers and suppliers), the horizontal forces of competition (competition from rivals, substitutes and new entry) exert enough pressure on the industry to limit profitability and further dominance of Facebook in the future. 

Apple Porters Five Forces 2018

Apple is a technology company majorly dealing in the design, manufacture and marketing of smartphones, tablets and personal computers. The global smartphone market has become highly fragmented into high-end and low-end players. Apple being a high-end market player faces competition primarily from Samsung. In 2018, Apples share of the global smartphone industry had fallen to third, behind Huawei and leader Samsung. It is the first time Apple is not in the top 2 global smartphone firms in the world since 2011. Apple has also lost market share in China, falling from top spot to 4th as it battles low cost Chinese rivals. 

Using Porters five forces, the report examines how Porters five forces of competition have shaped the global smartphone industry, leading to the commoditization of smartphones at the low end of the market and the counter strategies Apple has devised in the battle against this increased commoditization and powerful low cost rivals.

Samsung Pestle and Swot Analysis 2018

Samsung electronics is a technology company majorly dealing in the design, manufacture and marketing of smartphones, tablets and personal computers. The global smartphone market is a prominent oligopoly with both high-end and low-end players. Samsung being a high-end market player faces intense competition from Apple and low-end players like Huawei, Xiaomi who are affecting its market share. In 2017, Samsung had a global smartphone shipment market share of 21.6% with major competitors Apple and Huawei having 14.7% and 10.4% respectively (Statista 2018f). Various external factors affect the growth of Samsung and by using a pestle analysis, we realize how the political factors like the 3% increase in corporate taxes in South Korea threatens its profits, how high economic growth in US affects Samsung and how the Chinas growing population of the elderly and the middle class affects its profit margins. In addition, we look at how developments in technology can favor further growth of Samsung. Using swot analysis, we identify Samsung’s major strengths that can be deployed and weaknesses that can be improved upon to deliver products that meet consumer demand.

Apple Pestle Swot Porters Five Forces and BCG Analysis 2018

Apple is a technology company majorly dealing in the design, manufacture and marketing of smartphones, tablets and personal computers. The global smartphone market has become highly fragmented into high-end and low-end players. Apple being a high-end market player faces competition primarily from Samsung. In 2018, Apples share of the global smartphone industry had fallen to third, behind Huawei and leader Samsung. It is the first time Apple is not in the top 2 global smartphone firms in the world since 2011. Apple has also lost market share in China, falling from top spot to 4th as it battles low cost Chinese rivals.
Using a pestle analysis for Apple, this report examines how various external factors have impacted the growth potential and performance of Apple. The analysis includes the effect of US tax cuts, and how escalating US-China trade tensions are likely to affect its future revenues and performance.
In addition, the report looks at how developments in technology and demographics can favor further growth of Apple. Using Swot and BCG Matrix analysis, the report identifies Apple’s major strengths and weaknesses and strategies the Cupertino based tech giant can use to exploit emerging opportunities such as demand for smaller wearable devices, while mitigating threats and minimizing weaknesses.
Using Porters five forces, the report examines how Porters five forces of competition have shaped the global smartphone industry, leading to the commoditization of smartphones at the low end of the market and the counter strategies Apple has devised in the battle against this increased commoditization and powerful low cost rivals.

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