John McDonald, CEO of CloudOne, Elected to 2014-2015 Global Rational User Community (GRUC) Council Board

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Board Comprised of Leaders from Rational User Groups Worldwide to Provide Feedback to IBM Rational Brand

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I look forward to serving on the GRUC Council and facilitating the exchange of information from the Global Rational User Community and IBM Rational Brand," said John McDonald, CEO of CloudOne.

John McDonald, CEO of CloudOne (, has been elected to the 2014-2015 Global Rational User Community (GRUC) Council Board. The Global Rational User Community is the largest online and offline organization of IBM Rational software professionals in the world. The announcement was made during Innovate 2014 (June 1-5), IBM’s premier event for software innovation in Orlando, Florida.

McDonald’s background serving as CEO of CloudOne, an IBM Premier Business Partner delivering IBM Rational development tools in the cloud, coupled with his hands-on experience as an executive for 20 years in the IBM Software Group and an original IBM Champion for Rational in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 will be invaluable to promoting the effective use of Rational software solutions through an active, collaborative community of customers, partners, and IT professionals.

"I look forward to serving on the GRUC Council and facilitating the exchange of information from the Global Rational User Community based on their daily interactions with customers and IBM Rational to make it even more useful and valuable for the user community worldwide," said John McDonald, CEO of CloudOne.

About GRUC:
The Global Rational User Community (GRUC) independently represents approximately 20,000 IBM Rational solutions users, with over 100 regional groups spread across 5 continents. These groups provide an average of 3 meetings every week, some of which are delivered as virtual events to the whole community. The GRUC provides an open forum to promote the exchange of information and real-world know-how between customers and with IBM Rational. It brings together bright minds and bright ideas on a regular basis, promoting an open and honest discussion, and the chance to learn and share how to succeed with IBM Rational methods and tools. For more information visit or follow on Twitter @rationaluc.

About CloudOne    
CloudOne delivers on-demand Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Virtual Private Cloud solutions for IBM® software tools to meet the needs of all industry verticals and variably sized organizations. Cummins, Panasonic, Hilton, CVS/Caremark, US Army, Shell, Xerox, Deloitte, Delphi Automotive, Harman/Kardon, McDonald's and other organizations worldwide rely on CloudOne’s cloud-based IBM SaaS services to make their infrastructure work on-demand.

Started in 2009, the company is privately owned and headquartered in Indianapolis, IN, CloudOne speeds the development of IBM® technologies with no up-front capital, so companies “pay as they go” on a monthly subscription saving them money on infrastructure, staffing and configuration costs while creating a dynamic, elastic environment to facilitate global collaboration, visibility and consistency. To learn more about accelerating architecture initiatives with CloudOne, visit follow us on Twitter @OnCloudOne.

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