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Press Release -- June 24th, 2010
Source: Cbeyond
Tags: Earnings

Business Communications Leader Cbeyond Ranked among North America's Top 500 Technology Integrators by Everything Channel

ATLANTA, Jun 24, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Cbeyond Inc. (NASDAQ:CBEY, news, filings), (www.cbeyond.net), a leading provider of business communications and IT solutions to more than 52,000 small businesses across the country, has been recognized by Everything Channel as one of North America's top technology integrators. Named to the prestigious VAR500 list, Cbeyond placed number 118 in the 16th annual ranking.

Cbeyond brings best-in-class communications and IT solutions to small businesses to help them grow. Featuring a suite of more than 30 applications including mobile, desktop security, managed firewall and secure VPN, Cbeyond small business customers are able to leverage technology in a simple and affordable way that easily integrates into their business. Many of these solutions are now being hosted in the Cbeyond cloud, thus making technology implementations a seamless experience.

"Small businesses are looking for solutions that minimize the amount of time they spend managing, integrating and updating their technology," said Brad Linden, Vice President and General Manager Cbeyond Channel Sales. "By moving our business communications and IT solutions to the Cbeyond cloud, Cbeyond is able to eliminate the ongoing hassles associated with maintaining technology and allow our channel partners to propel small business growth."

The 16th annual VAR500 list details the leading producers among technology integrators and technology solution provider organizations in North America based on gross worldwide revenue of hardware and software sales, as well as earnings from professional and managed IT services.

Linden adds, "We are laser-focused on working with the most talented technology resellers to ensure our small business customers have the best possible experience. Many of our channel partners are small businesses themselves, so they understand the needs of our customers and we make sure through training and ongoing support that they are armed with the tools to help small businesses reach their goals."

"The VAR500 is the who's who of the solution provider community. Microsoft, HP, Cisco and Symantec, among others, are highly reliant on the VAR500 to sell their products to businesses, and collectively, this audience generated more than $500 billion in sales in 2009," said Kelley Damore, Vice President and Editorial Director, Everything Channel. "Even more importantly, they solve customers' biggest IT business problems through product integration, training, consulting and services. In companies large and small, the VAR500 are considered integration experts, trusted business advisors and invaluable partners. We are honored to compile this list and represent this audience."

The complete listing of the VAR500 is published in print and online at CRN.com. For more information about Cbeyond and its suite of business communications and IT solutions, visit www.cbeyond.net/smb.

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About Cbeyond

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 www.cbeyond.net and follow Cbeyond on Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Cbeyondinc.

About Everything Channel

Everything Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, Everything Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. Everything Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about Everything Channel, visit us at http://www.everythingchannel.com.

About United Business Media Limited (www.unitedbusinessmedia.com)

UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. UBM's businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities - from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists - with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

SOURCE: Cbeyond Inc.

Cbeyond
Shana Keith, 678-384-8304
shana.keith@cbeyond.net
or
Everything Channel
Jill Aaronson, 516-562-7847
jillian.aaronson@ec.ubm.com

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