4OCTOBER - NOVEMBER 2017OCTOBER - NOVEMBER 2017Art & GraphicsAmelia StewartAR RamjithDeclan ColeJohn ConnorSalesT:510.996.5122Brendon Wilson brendon@esoutlook.comsales@esoutlook.comManaging EditorSelena JamesAsst. Managing EditorVikesh ShetEditorialLouis BeckerLeah JaneAlfred MardinRachael ClarkRohit ChowdharyRyan JacobSenior WritersClara MathewRoyce D'SouzaChandreyee SenJames SmithMailing AddressES Outlook44790 S. Grimmer Blvd Suite 202, Fremont, CA 94538 October - November 2017, Volume 2- Issue 6 Published by ES Outlook To subscribe to ES Outlook Visit http://www.esoutlook.com/subscribe/Copyright © 2017 ValleyMedia, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part of any text, photography or illustrations without written permission from the publisher is prohibited. The publisher assumes no responsibility for unsolicited manuscripts, photographs or illustrations. Views and opinions expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the magazine and accordingly, no liability is assumed by the publisher thereof.EditorialBusinesses' newfound lifeline SMAC (social, mobile analytics and cloud) is propelling innovation. Striking an effective balance between technology and business is a never ending challenge. Improving efficiencies and maximizing output with the available resources reduces the additional burden on operating expenditure. A less optimized network creates performance bottlenecks and reduces agility resulting in slower time to market. Network engineers are constantly enduring to utilize minimum space and reduce the footprint of a network infrastructure. Networking industry once focused on empowering hardware with more speed. Today it has gradually shifted its focus on coding and software.The industry has witnessed game-changing trends such as softwaredefined networking, IPv6, 802.11ac and network automation, yet the enterprise adoption in on a slow lane. Open standards are creating new waves in networking industryshaping the future of enterprise networks towards software defined entities that ease the implementation and maintenance.In 2016, major enterprises realized the potential of SD-WAN and deployed the technology, and it's only going to increase in the days coming ahead as enterprises are in transit onboarding cloud technologies. It takes nearly a decade to churn the network infrastructure, and as organizations initiate the process, virtual environment's automation, flexibility, high availability, and security will influence enterprise decisions. With a plethora of solutions available and major players aiming to capture a sizable market share, CIOs face a daunting task to select the right technology and vendor to chart a roadmap for success.In this light, we present to you "Top 10 Network Design and Integration Service Companies" that are riding the wave of changes and staying abreast with technology evolution to help their clients address Networking challenges. Do let us know your thoughts.Selena JamesManaging Editoreditor@esoutlook.comInnovation ­ Backbone of Engineering Services Selena James*Some of the Insights are based on the interviews with respective CIOs and CXOs to our editorial staff
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