Cbeyond Earns Spot on the 2013 InformationWeek 500 List of Top Technology Innovators Across the U.S.

Innovative Cloud-based PBX business technology behind Cbeyond’s TotalCloud™ Phone System (TCPS) also recognized

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/.

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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.

About InformationWeek

For more than 30 years, InformationWeek has provided millions of IT executives worldwide with the insight and perspective they need to leverage the business value of technology. InformationWeek provides CIOs and IT executives with commentary, analysis and research through its thriving online community, digital issues, webcasts, proprietary research and live, in-person events. InformationWeek’s award-winning editorial coverage can be found at www.informationweek.com.

InformationWeek is produced by UBM Tech, a global media business that brings together the world's technology industry through live events and online properties. Other UBM Tech's brands include EE  Times, Interop, Black Hat, Game Developer Conference, CRN, and DesignCon. The company's products include research, education, training, and data services that accelerate decision making for technology buyers. UBM Tech also offers a full range of marketing services based on its content and technology market expertise, including custom events, content marketing solutions, community development and demand generation programs. UBM Tech is a part of UBM (UBM.L), a global provider of media and information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

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Helga Ojinmah

(678) 370-2243

helga.ojinmah@cbeyond.com

 

Winnie Ng Schuchman

Vice President, Marketing

InformationWeek

631.406.6507

wng@techweb.com

Cbeyond

678-370-2243

http://www.cbeyond.com

Cbeyond, Inc. (Nasdaq:CBEY), is the technology ally for small and mid-sized businesses. We enable our customers to focus on their core business activities by shifting the burden of IT infrastructure management to us. We deliver cloud services, communications and connectivity through award-winning enterprise data centers and a private, IP enterprise network. Founded in 1999, Cbeyond is a technology service provider with a long history of delivering technology and service innovation for small and mid-sized businesses. For more information on Cbeyond, visit http://www.cbeyond.com and follow Cbeyond on Twitter at www.twitter.com/cbeyond.

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