Title: SWOT Analysis for Adopting of Big Data in the Higher Education Institutions (Yemen)

Issue Number: Vol. 8, No. 1
Year of Publication: March - 2018
Page Numbers: 13-26
Authors: Arwa Y. Aleryani
Journal Name: International Journal of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (IJDIWC)
- Hong Kong
DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.17781/P002394


Big Data offers many opportunities to higher education institutions. This paper explores the attributes of big data that are relevant to higher educational institutions, investigates the factors influencing adoption of big data and analytics in higher education institutions and seeks to establish the limiting factors hindering the benefit of the use of big data in higher educational institutions. We review the most important strengths and weaknesses of the higher educational institutions in Yemen in order to make the SWOT (Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities, and Threats) analysis to determine the situation regarding the adoption of the Big Data project. The results from the SWOT analysis indicated that the strengths points of Yemen's higher educational institutions are good and appropriate indicators for adopting Big Data project that will strengthen them, reduce weakness and eliminate associated threats. The paper concluded that Big Data offers higher education institutions in Yemen the opportunities to benefit from their information resources on electronic media to be used to improve educational quality and guide students, colleges and universities; and therefore it is good to recommend these institutions carry out investments in Big Data project and in people to benefit from this project. This is because Big Data can afford education institutions the opportunities to form a modern and dynamic education system.