ATLANTA, Sept. 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cbeyond, Inc. (Nasdaq:CBEY), the technology ally to small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs), announced today it will participate in Cloud Partners, September 9-11, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency, McCormick Place, Chicago, Ill. Cbeyond will highlight new managed hosting services and its Communications on the Go business communications bundle at booth #414. In line with its 2013 theme "Business Value on the Cloud", the Cloud Partners trade show and conference will define and highlight new cloud solutions and provide the opportunity to learn from industry leaders. Cloud Partners attendees include VARs and integrators considering cloud-based services, MSPs adding cloud services, telecom agents and brokers moving to the cloud, data center brokers with evolving strategies, aggregators integrating cloud services and consultants advising customers on cloud migration. On September 11, from 9:30–10:15 a.m. Bill Thomson, Cbeyond's senior director, product management will join Dave Gilbert, CEO of SimpleSignal and Aldo Ramirez, director of cloud services at XO Communications for a panel discussion on " Opening Doors with Unified Communication as a Service" moderated by Pam Avila, CEO of DiscussUC. Panelists will discuss how businesses of all sizes can use unified communications-as-a-service (UCaaS) to derive the productivity gains from combining telephony, messaging and collaboration across both fixed and mobile devices. Thomson will review demand and drivers for UCaaS, evaluate characteristics of top customer targets and share best practices for selling UCaaS. Prior to the show, from 1:45 to 2:15 and 4:15-4:45 p.m. on Tuesday September 10 Jeff Uphues, Cbeyond's vice president, solution sales, will participate in two roundtable discussions at Cisco Cloud Connections, also at McCormick Place. Uphues joins cloud providers to share real life customer experiences in moving to the cloud. Cbeyond is a Cisco Master Service Provider for cloud and managed services.
"IT purchasing decisions are changing as companies of all sizes begin to set a cloud strategy and engage in cloud deployments," said Zane Long, vice president, indirect sales at Cbeyond. "Cloud providers and partners need a much clearer understanding, discussion and collaboration around addressing these market needs and making them a reality."To view a social media version of this release, click here. 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. Its 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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