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SWOT Analysis

SWOT Analysis

Most of the data needed for market analysis (demand, prices, volume of sales, etc.) are undefined, and in future are possible their changes as in the worst and the best side. SWOT analysis is effective method for prediction these processes and decision making for organizations that function in a competitive environment. It allows you to see the whole situation, to identify the strengths and weaknesses of organization (advantages and disadvantages), as well as opportunities and threats of external environment. The results of SWOT analysis are the basis for optimization the business processes, for development by the leading specialists in organization of interrelated complex of strategies and competitive activities. ConceptDraw PRO software enhanced with SWOT and TOWS Matrix Diagrams Solution will effectively help you in strategic planning for your company, department, project, in development marketing campaign, in identification of four categories of factors of internal and external environment of organization, and construction professional-looking SWOT and TOWS matrices. Read more

What is SWOT Analysis?

What is SWOT analysis? The SWOT abbreviation is formed from the reduction of four words - strength, weakness, opportunity and threat, on which is based the SWOT analysis. It is a structured planning method that involves the analysis of the situation within a company, as well as analysis of external factors and the situation on the market. SWOT analysis emphasizes that the strategy must to combine the internal capabilities and external situation the best way as possible. The use of SWOT analysis allows to systemize all available information and apply this clear picture to make informed decisions concerning to your business development. In fact, SWOT analysis is an intermediate step between the formulation of goals and the statement of problem. The main goal is a sustainability and improvement of efficiency of business functioning. When you have an installed ConceptDraw PRO software, it gives you a lot of benefits in SWOT analysis. Use the powerful drawing tools and capabilities of the SWOT and TOWS Matrix Diagrams solution to hold the SWOT analysis effectively and with pleasure. Read more
This SWOT matrix diagram example was created on the base of article "An Easy Way To Jumpstart Your Strategic Plan: SWOT" by Leslie Wolf from the website of the California Digital Library, the University of California. "Strategic planning doesn’t have to be a daunting and lengthy process. The goal is really a simple one: to help you understand your world and build a road map to guide your efforts. ...
This analysis tool can help you focus your attention on the specific success factors that are right for your team.
The tool is called a SWOT analysis. SWOT stands for Strengths and Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. Here’s what it means:
(1) Strengths are those positive internal attributes that strengthen your business or team. You can develop plans to capitalize on those strengths.
(2) Weaknesses are those negative internal attributes that are working against your success. You can shore up those weaknesses so they don’t stop your success.
(3) Opportunities are those external conditions that can have a positive effect on your goals. These opportunities can point you in the right direction.
(4) Threats are those external conditions that can have a negative effect on your goals. These threats will affect you less if you can identify and minimize them. ...
We thought it would be helpful to show you a sample SWOT analysis for a business you can easily visualize: a small independent bookstore in a university town. The store owner brought the team together to think about how the bookstore could survive during the continuing financial downturn. After an hour of brainstorming, this is the SWOT analysis they developed." [cdlib.org/cdlinfo/2010/09/29/an-easy-way-to-jumpstart-your-strategic-plan-swot/]
The matrix diagram example "SWOT analysis for a small independent bookstore" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the SWOT Analysis solution from the Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
SWOT matrix
SWOT matrix, SWOT analysis,

Software for Creating SWOT Analysis Diagrams

SWOT analysis or alternatively SWOT matrix is a simple, but useful tool for auditing an organization and its environment, for analyzing its strengths and weaknesses, opportunities and threats that can appear. A SWOT analysis can be executed for an industry, product, place, or person. It is a first stage of planning which helps the marketing specialists to focus on the key issues. SWOT analysis includes the identification of objectives of the project or business venture, specification of internal and external factors favorable and vice versa unfavorable for achievement the designated goal. ConceptDraw PRO vector graphics software enhanced with SWOT and TOWS Matrix Diagrams solution from Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park is a powerful software for creating SWOT analysis diagrams. Ready-to-use templates, samples and examples allow create your own TOWS and SWOT matrices in minutes. The integration between ConceptDraw MINDMAP and ConceptDraw PRO applications will be also helpful for easier drawing. Read more

Swot Analysis Examples

SWOT analysis is an advanced plan making methodology for detection the Strengths and Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats, that are involved in a project. SWOT analysis possesses a wide variety of real and potential applications and is a key part of any business planning and analysis. SWOT analysis uses as a visual tool the SWOT diagrams and SWOT matrices. ConceptDraw PRO software with SWOT and TOWS Matrix Diagrams solution provides a lot of SWOT analysis examples and samples, and also numerous collection of built-in SWOT templates, which will be the good start in your self-depending drawing and the perfect source of inspiration. You can always start to design your SWOT diagrams from the blank sheet using the included predesigned vector objects, but in many cases to save the time and efforts for SWOT diagramming would be preferable to use the ready example the most appropriate to your needs. Customizing the proposed SWOT diagrams you will achieve a great success in drawing SWOT matrices of any style and complexity. Read more

SWOT analysis matrix diagram templates

SWOT analysis or SWOT Matrix is a structured method of the planning which is used to evaluate the S - Strengths, W - Weaknesses, O - Opportunities, and T - Threats involved in a business project or commercial venture. It was introduced at 1960s as a tool for learning the internal capabilities of large companies. A SWOT analysis includes the indication of the project's goal, specification the critical factors (internal and external) that influence on the achievement of company's business goal, that are conducive or adverse for this. SWOT analysis is effective way to successful business, to win in rivalry with competitors and become the best on your market. SWOT Analysis solution from Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park makes the ConceptDraw PRO a powerful SWOT and TOWS analysis software. It contains a lot of vector design elements of SWOT and TOWS matrices, numerous examples and templates. The predesigned SWOT example or template is a fastest way of drawing professional-looking SWOT Matrix and presenting analysis results in just one click. Read more

Network Security

The Internet is a giant computer network which connects computers all over the world. It is integral part of human society and business. But the serious question for network engineers, designers, lawmakers and enforcers is the need for protect the Internet networks from the Internet crimes, hacking and attacks. There are quite a number of hardware, software and physical methods of protection against them. The samples you see on this page were created in ConceptDraw PRO using the tools of Network Security Diagrams Solution for ConceptDraw PRO software. They show protection networks with Firewalls and other network security devices. Read more

TOWS Matrix

TOWS Matrix is an effective tool which allows to analize the external opportunities and threats by means of analyzing the internal strengths and weaknesses of a company. ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with SWOT and TOWS Matrix Diagrams Solution from the Management Area will help design TOWS Matrix for your company without efforts. Read more
This circular arrows diagram sample shows advanced persistent threat lifecycle.
It was designed on the base of the Wikimedia Commons file: Advanced persistent threat lifecycle.jpg.
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"Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) APT is a set of stealthy and continuous hacking processes often orchestrated by human targeting a specific entity. APT usually targets organizations and or nations for business or political motives. APT processes require high degree of covertness over a long period of time. As the name implies, APT consists of three major components/processes: advanced, persistent, and threat. The advanced process signifies sophisticated techniques using malware to exploit vulnerabilities in systems. The persistent process suggests that an external command and control is continuously monitoring and extracting data off a specific target. The threat process indicates human involvement in orchestrating the attack.
APT usually refers to a group, such as a government, with both the capability and the intent to persistently and effectively target a specific entity. The term is commonly used to refer to cyber threats, in particular that of Internet-enabled espionage using a variety of intelligence gathering techniques to access sensitive information, but applies equally to other threats such as that of traditional espionage or attack. Other recognized attack vectors include infected media, supply chain compromise, and social engineering. Individuals, such as an individual hacker, are not usually referred to as an APT as they rarely have the resources to be both advanced and persistent even if they are intent on gaining access to, or attacking, a specific target." [Advanced persistent threat. Wikipedia]
The arrow donut chart example
"Advanced persistent threat lifecycle" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Circular Arrows Diagrams solution from the area "What is a Diagram" of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Circular arrows diagram
Circular arrows diagram, arrows donut chart,

How to Draw a Good Diagram of a Business Workflow?

To draw a good diagram of a business workflow you should have a ready-to-use set of pre-designed objects you may drag-and-drop to your document focusing on the workflow structure and meaning, not drawing tools. ConceptDraw PRO with Workflow Diagrams solution provides complete set of design element you may use to draw a good diagram of a business workflow. Read more