ATLANTA, Sept. 10, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cbeyond Inc. (Nasdaq:CBEY), the technology ally to more than 60,000 small and mid-sized businesses, offers one of the Top 50 Channel Programs of 2012, according to Channel Partners readers. The publication compiles its annual list based on survey feedback collected from more than 700 qualified channel partners. Cbeyond was selected from more than 200 carriers, service providers, resellers, hardware and software vendors, and master agents. The company exceeded criteria readers used to gauge the Top 50 programs, including ease of doing business, responsiveness, support and increased commissions. "This year's Top 50 Channel Programs list includes more cloud service providers than ever, indicating growing demand for these technologies across the channel," said Zane Long, vice president of the indirect channel at Cbeyond. "Cbeyond has invested more than 100 hours in 2012 educating partners nationwide about the benefits of adding cloud services to their portfolio." With a unique package that links the cloud with a secure, private network, Cbeyond works with channel partners to offer the most complete next-generation technologies to an even wider audience. Cbeyond's Channel Partner Program enables telecom agents, system integrators and resellers to earn income using Cbeyond's product portfolio. Partners work with dedicated channel managers to accelerate sales, while additionally receiving access to training programs and an online partner management portal. Channel Partners will recognize Cbeyond and its fellow list nominees during its upcoming Fall 2012 Channel Partners Conference & Expo. For more information about the Top 50 Channel Programs of 2012 list, visit http://www.channelpartnersonline.com/. For more information about Cbeyond's suite of small and medium sized business IT and communication solutions, visit www.cbeyond.net. To view a social media version of this press release, click here. About Channel Partners For more than two decades, Channel Partners has been the leader in providing news and analysis to indirect sales channels serving the communications industry. It is the unrivaled resource for resellers, aggregators, agents, brokers, VARs, systems integrators, interconnects and dealers that provide network-based communications and computing services, associated CPE and applications as well as managed and professional services. Channel Partners is the official media of the Channel Partners Conference & Expo. For more information, visit http://www.channelpartnersonline.com/. About Cbeyond Cbeyond, Inc. (Nasdaq:CBEY) 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 IP network specifically for small businesses and among the few to offer 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 60,000+ customers come from referrals. For more information on Cbeyond, visit www.cbeyond.net and follow Cbeyond on Twitter: www.twitter.com/Cbeyondinc.
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