Cloud messaging and backup giant j2 is creating 10 new jobs in Ireland after embarking on a three-year €640,000 data storage investment. The investment includes a €350,000 deal with Data Electronics.
Nasdaq-listed j2’s growth comes on the heels of the 2010 acquisition by j2 Global Ireland Limited of Dublin-based online backup provider KeepItSafe, and reflects increasing worldwide demand for its cloud services brands, including eFax, eReceptionist, Campaigner, FuseMail, and Onebox.
“Our continued commitment to operations in Ireland reflects the desirability of the region as a technology centre that can provide excellent service for our European customers,” said Hemi Zucker, CEO of j2 Global Communications, Inc.
“As we continue to expand our local product offerings and customer base, our Irish operations will play a key role in achieving the highest levels of customer engagement and satisfaction.”
Significant investment in Ireland
j2 Global Ireland Limited currently employs more than 60 people in Ireland, including a Dublin-based multilingual customer service and telesales team, with functions such as sales, marketing, legal and finance, and has a development group in Galway.
Maurice Mortell, CEO of Data Electronics, welcomed the investment. “This contract is not only significant for Data Electronics; it is also very significant in terms of foreign direct investment in Ireland and proves that Ireland and Irish companies can compete on a global scale.
“j2 Global Communications’ decision to choose an Irish data centre is in line with a multitude of global brands that already have data centre operations in Dublin, which is a hugely positive indication for Ireland’s future,” Mortell said.