ATLANTA, September 16, 2013 – Cbeyond Inc. (NASDAQ: CBEY), the technology ally to small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs), today announced it made this year’s InformationWeek 500 – a list of the top technology innovators in the U.S. Since its founding in 1999, Cbeyond has continuously innovated to meet the needs of the SMB community, culminating in recognition on InformationWeek 500 list. The full list can be found at www.informationweek.com/500
“As a company Cbeyond is continually defining and driving innovative products, services and integrated solutions designed to meet the specific needs of small and mid-sized businesses,” said Carrie Wheeler, senior vice president and chief information officer at Cbeyond. “For the past 24 months our technology professionals have been laser focused on providing new capabilities and transforming our business. A great example is our TotalCloud Phone System Cloud PBX offering which is the result of the great teamwork and collaboration that exists across the company.”
In 2012 Cbeyond initiated and completed development of a Cloud-based PBX offering, TotalCloud Phone System (TCPS), taking the service from concept to full deployment in just nine months. The service enables small and mid-sized businesses to inexpensively replace their capital intensive, on-premise PBX equipment with cloud-based services. In addition to sophisticated phone system features, this offering provides an optional mobility solution that allows businesses to operate with full phone system functionality when they are outside the office. The business technology initiative required combining network engineering, voice engineering, IT application development and product marketing teams in a cross-functional effort to build out an industry-leading offer, the TotalCloud Phone System (TCPS) service. Specific technologies brought to bear in the deployment include Broadworks Broadsoft, SIP Trunking, HTML5, JQuery and Java for portal development, Siebel CRM, and JBOss SOA for integration services.
"The theme of this year's InformationWeek 500 is digital business. It's a movement, rooted in data analytics, mobile computing, social networking and other customer-focused technologies that are turning companies and industries on their ear," said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston. "Every enterprise is now a digital business — or needs to become one fast. The organizations in our ranking are leading the way."
InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual InformationWeek 500 listing, and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments, and administrative practices of some of the best-known organizations in the country. Past overall winners include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, PACCAR Inc., The Vanguard Group, CME Group, National Semiconductor, Con-Way, and Principal Financial Group. Unique among corporate rankings, the InformationWeek 500 spotlights the power of innovation in information technology.
Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at www.informationweek.com/iw500/.
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.
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