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Recent growth and demands for dealing with increasing complexity in management, evaluation, and accreditation of higher educational institutions have led keynote academic institutions and higher education authorities to adopt and try nonconventional solutions known to business firms to account for massive data management. The development in new practices and merging technology for analytics and information management have offered different solutions such as data warehousing, big data, and business intelligence. Such solutions are gradually being installed in a number of renown universities. Due to the difference between the two firms (higher education and business industry) in nature and aims, tailor-made solutions are needed.
This paper shares authors' experience in designing and implementing an educational information system in the College of Computers and Information systems at King Saud University, Saudi Arabia. The paper also highlights differences between educational intelligence and business intelligence systems. Higher education implementation aspects ensuring suitable data query service to ease the running of high educational institutions are discussed and recognized.
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