SWOT ANALYSIS ON Affiliated Computer Services (ACS)

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Affiliated Computer Services (ACS) provides information technology services as well as business process outsourcing solutions to businesses, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. ACS is based in Dallas, Texas and the current CEO is Lynn Blodgett. ACS is ranked at number 341 on the 2010 Fortune 500 list.[3] Founded in 1988, by Darwin Deason, ACS now operates in nearly 100 countries, generating over $6 billion annually. As of September 2009, ACS employs approximately 74,000 people.[4]

On September 28, 2009, Xerox Corporation announced plans to acquire ACS in a $6.4 billion transaction.[5] The deal closed on February 8, 2010.[6]



Strengths

* Cost advantage
* Asset leverage
* Effective communication
* Innovation
* Online growth
* Loyal customers
* Market share leadership
* Strong management team
* Strong brand equity
* Strong financial position
* Supply chain
* Pricing
* Reputation management
* Unique products

Weaknesses

* Bad communication
* Low R&D
* No online presence
* Poor supply chain

Opportunities

* Acquisitions
* Asset leverage
* Financial markets (raise money through debt, etc)
* Emerging markets and expansion abroad
* Innovation
* Online
* Product and services expansion
* Takeovers

Threats

* Competition
* Economic slowdown
* External changes (government, politics, taxes, etc)
* Exchange rate fluctuations
* Maturing categories, products, or services
* Price wars
 
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