WASHINGTON, May 20, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Cbeyond Inc. (NASDAQ:CBEY, news, filings) a leading provider of voice, data and mobile business applications to more than 52,000 small businesses across the country today announced its participation in National Small Business Week. Steve Zimba, Cbeyond's Vice President of Marketing, will be speaking on the Innovation Forum: "Turning Innovation into Jobs" at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C. at 2:00 p.m. EDT in the Oriental Ballroom.
The Innovation Forum will highlight how innovation can help small businesses grow, compete and create jobs. On the panel, Zimba will speak specifically on how integrated communications and IT solutions can enable innovation among small businesses, specifically around mobile technology, web marketing and cloud-based solutions. Cbeyond makes these "big business" solutions available to the small business customer at a price they can afford, enabling productivity gains, growth and innovation.
As small businesses continue to invest in tools to grow, they are turning to cloud-based services, mobile solutions and web marketing. Cbeyond provides a growing number of its small business communications and IT applications in the cloud to ensure ease-of-use, predictability and flexibility. Mobility is essential for small businesses today, and Cbeyond's BeyondMobile product was built specifically for small businesses on-the-go, but BeyondMobile also has the power of Microsoft and Blackberry behind it to bring the enterprise-class service that customers expect and need to grow. Last, small businesses are increasingly realizing the power of the web for marketing their products and services. Cbeyond's online marketing services, with both traditional and web marketing solutions, help businesses build websites, promote brands, and get found on the web by their target customers and prospects.
"With a high-speed internet connection and the availability of cloud computing, every small business can now have access to world-class IT systems," said Zimba. "Delivering integrated communications and IT services to small businesses helps increase their efficiency and enable future job creation."
Todd Michaels, a Cbeyond customer and owner of RhinoTech, a premiere manufacturer of products for the screen printing industry said, "The beauty of the cloud-based environment is that I don't have to worry about anything; the technology solutions do what they do best, and I can focus on operating my business."
Cbeyond is a proud sponsor of the 2010 National Small Business Week (May 23-25) event which recognizes the nation's 27.2 million small businesses and their contributions to the economic stability of America. All of the week's events take place at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Washington, D.C. To learn more visit www.nationalsmallbusinessweek.com.
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Cbeyond, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBEY) is a leading provider of IT and communications services to more than 52,000 small businesses throughout the United States. Recently named as the sixth fastest growing technology company by Forbes magazine, and added to Standard & Poor's Small Cap S&P 600 Index, Cbeyond offers more than 30 productivity-enhancing applications including local and long-distance voice, broadband Internet, mobile, BlackBerry(R), broadband laptop access, voicemail, email, web hosting, fax-to-email, data backup, file-sharing and virtual private networking. Cbeyond delivers these services over a 100 percent private all IP network. For more information on Cbeyond, visit http://www.cbeyond.net/.
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