A recent article in Forbes opined that Big Data Analysis required Data Scientists and Quant/Excel jockeys. We agree - to an extent.
While these skills are important for an organization that wishes to do everything in-house, there are companies like us that are obviating the need for acquiring this talent. Especially if you are a manufacturer of computer-centric technology products you don't need to look beyond our SaaS-based offering to easily collect and analyze data.
What's really important is to adopt a practice, nay culture, of building products designed to collect and send back operational data. That's the battle half-won. Leave the rest to us.
And think twice before posting that Excel guru req!