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

"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 and
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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

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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
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CONTACT: Cynthia Cooper
         UBM Tech Channel
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         Helga Ojinmah
         Cbeyond, Inc.

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