Cbeyond Cloud Experts to Present at Cloud4SMB Expo and CVx ChannelVision Expo 2013

Cbeyond Cloud Experts to Present at Cloud4SMB Expo and CVx ChannelVision Expo
2013

ATLANTA, Aug. 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cbeyond, Inc. (Nasdaq:CBEY), the
technology ally for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs), today announced it
will participate in Cloud4SMB Expo and CVx ChannelVision Expo, both collocated
with ITEXPO West, August 27-29, at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Conference Center
in Las Vegas, Nev. Hosted by TMCnet and billed as "the world's largest
communications and technology event," ITEXPO West explores new ways to
leverage powerful communications solutions to expand business. Cbeyond cloud
experts will be featured on multiple panels and be on hand at booth #224 to
discuss the company's cloud and network solutions for channel partners
targeting SMBs.

Cloud4SMB Expo is the first event of its kind focused on the unique needs and
challenges of small and medium businesses (SMBs) seeking to leverage the
benefits of cloud computing solutions. ChannelVision Expo (CVx) is designed to
help channel players and wholesale service providers develop partnerships that
cross traditional lines of business.

On Tuesday, August 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. PDT, Chris Ortbals,
Cbeyond's senior vice president of product management, joins John Gorst from
InsynQ on a panel entitled "Cloud and the SMB: Pros, Cons, and Everything in
Between," at Cloud4SMB Expo. Moderated by Charlene O'Hanlon, managing editor
of The VAR Guy and Talkin' Cloud, the panelists will examine the pros and cons
of cloud solutions with regard to flexibility, scalability, costs and other
variables that can cause headaches for SMBs looking for the right cloud
alternative for their unique needs.

On Wednesday, August 28 from 1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. PDT, Satish Hemachandran,
Cbeyond's senior director of product management, cloud services, along with
Chris Gonyea, director of client services at Dyn, features as a panelist on
"The New IT Paradigm: SMBs in the Age of Cloud," at Cloud4SMB Expo. This
session, moderated by Andy Abramson, CEO of Communicano, Inc., will discuss
how the cloud can turn the IT organization from a reactive organization
struggling to catch up with the times to one that is ahead of the curve and
partners with businesses and vendors to maximize resources and deliver synergy
within the new IT paradigm.

On Thursday, August 29 from 1:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. PDT, Jeff Uphues, Cbeyond's
vice president, solution sales, will present "Sifting through the Cloud Soup:
Channel Partners' Recipes for Success via Virtual Technology" at the CVx
Educational Theatre. This vendor-neutral session will highlight five vital
tips to help businesses sift through the ingredients that have formed the
modern-day "cloud soup," determine if they are, in fact, cloud-ready, and
begin simmering a recipe that can be delivered at a hearty cost - possibly
with leftovers - for business users.

On the same day, August 29 from noon to 12:45 p.m. PDT, Bill Thomson,
Cbeyond's senior director of product management for cloud services, joins
experts from Interneer Inc. and ShoreTel as a panelist on "UCaaS: Making UC
Work for SMBs" at Cloud4SMB Expo. During this presentation panelists will
discuss the differences between different deployment and management
alternatives, from full cloud based UC (unified communications) to hybrid
solutions that combine the best of on premises with hosted features, in order
to deliver a foundation for understanding how the cloud can deliver true
business communications advantages.

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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/cbeyond.

CONTACT: Media Contact:
        
         Helga Ojinmah
         (678) 370-2243
         helga.ojinmah@cbeyond.com

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