"In my role as a representative for the commercial sector, I look forward to helping advance the charter of the Commission and to increase awareness of the benefits of cloud services for businesses of all sizes." - CEO Hemi Zucker
Los Angeles, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) April 12, 2011
j2 Global Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: JCOM), the provider of cloud-based, value-added communication, messaging and backup services, today announced that CEO Hemi Zucker has been selected as a Commissioner to TechAmerica Foundation’s Commission on the Leadership Opportunity in the U.S. Deployment of the Cloud (CLOUD2). Mr. Zucker, who has been with j2 Global since 1996, is credited with helping steer the company’s transition from that as a primary provider of online fax services (eFax®) to becoming a leading provider of cloud services for business in the online fax, voice, email, and data backup sectors.
The Commission is comprised of experts from industry and academia, with members from both the commercial and public sectors. Mr. Zucker is one of 21 commissioners who will represent the commercial sector.
"In my role as a representative for the commercial sector, I look forward to helping advance the charter of the Commission and to increase awareness of the benefits of cloud services for businesses of all sizes. I’m honored to be a part of this prestigious group of business leaders and am also pleased that Scott Turicchi, president of j2 Global, has been appointed to act as my deputy on the Commission,” added Zucker.
“The Obama Administration has demonstrated a clear understanding of the need to adopt cloud technologies across the government enterprise,” said TechAmerica Foundation Chairman Dave Sanders. “CLOUD² represents a broad range of companies, and is well-positioned to provide diverse insight on issues critical to the cloud. These new commissioners will be essential to the continued advancement of U.S. innovation, and we look forward to working closely with the Administration in providing recommendations for addressing these critical issues.”
CLOUD² will be broken into public sector deployment and commercial policy considerations. Technology visionaries Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO of salesforce.com, and VCE Chairman and CEO Michael D. Capellas serve as co-chairs of the commission. CSC President of North American Public Sector Jim Sheaffer will serve as vice chairman and Microsoft Corporate Vice President of Technology Policy and Strategy Dan Reed, who also leads the company’s eXtreme Computing Group (XCG), will also serve as vice chairman. Recommendations for government deployment will be presented to Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra. Commercial-facing recommendations will be shared with Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and Commerce Under Secretary Pat Gallagher.
A full list of commissioners can be viewed online at http://www.techamericafoundation.org/cloud-commission-commissioners. To learn more about CLOUD², please visit http://www.techamericafoundation.org/cloud-commission.
j2 Global cloud service brands are online at http://www.j2.com and include eFax®, eVoice®, Onebox®, Campaigner®, FuseMail®, and KeepItSafe™.
About TechAmerica Foundation
TechAmerica Foundation educates executives, policymakers, opinion leaders, and the public on the size, scope, outlook, and impact of the technology industry and on policies that enable and promote technological innovations to advance prosperity, security, and the general welfare. Launched in 1981, the Foundation is a 501c(3) non-profit affiliate of TechAmerica, the leading voice and resource for the U.S. technology industry. The Foundation disseminates award-winning industry, policy, and market research covering topics such as U.S. competitiveness in a global economy, innovation in government, government IT forecasts, technology employment and international trade indicators, and other areas of national interest. It also organizes conferences and seminars to explore pertinent issues with government and industry representatives and to share the Foundation’s findings.
About j2 Global Communications
Founded in 1995, j2 Global Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: JCOM) provides outsourced, value-added messaging and communications services to individuals and businesses around the world. With offices in eight cities worldwide, j2 Global's network spans more than 4,300 cities in 49 countries on six continents. The Company's websites appear in numerous languages, including Dutch, French, German, Spanish, English and more. Payments are accepted in currencies that include the U.S. Dollar, British Pound, Canadian Dollar, Japanese Yen, Euro, Hong Kong Dollar and more. j2 Global provides live sales and customer service support in multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Dutch, German, French, Cantonese and more. j2 Global markets its services principally under the brands eFax®, MyFax®, eFax Corporate®, Onebox®, eVoice®, Campaigner®, Electric Mail® and KeepItSafe™. As of December 31, 2010, j2 Global had achieved 15 consecutive fiscal years of revenue growth. For more information about j2 Global, please visit http://www.j2global.com.
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