Zane Long, VP Indirect Sales, of Cbeyond Recognized as One of UBM Tech Channel's CRN 2013 Channel Chiefs

Zane Long, VP Indirect Sales, of Cbeyond Recognized as One of UBM Tech Channel's CRN 2013 Channel Chiefs  ATLANTA, Feb. 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cbeyond Inc. (Nasdaq:CBEY), the technology ally to small and mid-sized businesses, announced today that Zane Long has been named one of UBM Tech Channel's CRN 2013 Channel Chiefs. This prestigious list of the most influential and powerful leaders in the IT channel recognizes those executives directly responsible for driving channel sales and growth within their organization, while evangelizing and defending the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT Industry.  Cbeyond's innovative cloud and communications services portfolio comprises enterprise network, cloud and security offerings which help small and medium-sized businesses save resources, sustain systems, secure information and serve customers.  The company's channel partner program offers master agents and VARs immediate and long-term earnings with residuals paid for the life of the customer; dedicated Channel Manager support; Partner Access, an online partner portal; and advanced Cloud Academy Partner/Customer deep immersion training programs and channel integration with cloud subject matter experts.  For over ten years, Channel Chiefs were selected by the CRN editorial team based on channel experience, program innovations, channel-driven revenue, and public support for the importance of IT Channel Sales.  "The 2013 Channel Chiefs list recognizes vendor executives dedicated to driving channel programs in the IT marketplace," said Kelley Damore, senior vice president, editorial director, CRN. "Our annual Channel Chiefs issue is a must-read for IT solution providers evaluating new vendors or looking to expand solution offerings. These are the people, the products and the programs that any savvy solution provider needs to know. We congratulate this year's Channel Chiefs for their stellar record of business innovation and applaud them for their continued dedication to the partner community."  Selected by CRN's editorial staff, the 2013 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the 2/25/13 issue of CRN Magazine and will be featured online at www.crn.com.  "Zane's commitment to the industry and growing Cbeyond's indirect channel is truly remarkable," said Bob Morrice, executive vice president, Sales, with Cbeyond. "Under his leadership Cbeyond will continue to introduce the very latest in advanced cloud infrastructure technologies, ground-breaking compensation models, and transformational business opportunities."  About Cbeyond  Cbeyond, Inc. (Nasdaq:CBEY), a cloud and communications services provider, is the technology ally for small and mid-sized business.Our private, proactively-managed IP network connects customers to voice, data and enterprise applications hosted in our award-winning cloud data centers.Since 1999, Cbeyond has served the unmet needs of businesses through technology and service innovation.We were the first company to build an all-IP network specifically for small businesses and among the few to offer consultative sales and service professionals onsite.Today, our expanded portfolio helps customers reduce the burden of outlaying capital and manpower to manage infrastructure.Creating an exceptional customer experience is in our DNA.It's why more than a third of our approximately 60,000 customers come from referrals.For more information on Cbeyond, visit www.cbeyond.com and follow Cbeyond on Twitter: www.twitter.com/Cbeyondinc.  The Cbeyond logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=16243  About UBM Tech Channel (www.ubmchannel.com)  UBM Tech Channel, a UBM company, 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, UBM Tech 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. To learn more about UBM Tech Channel, visit us at: www.ubmchannel.com.  UBM llc (www.ubm.com)  UBM llc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries is organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com.  CONTACT: Cynthia Cooper          UBM Tech Channel          508 416 1186          Cynthia.cooper@ubm.com                   Helga Ojinmah          Cbeyond, Inc.          678-370-2243          helga.ojinmah@cbeyond.com  Cbeyond, Inc. Logo