BSG Alliance Acquires The Concours Group:

International high-end strategy group key component in BSG's On Demand

go-to-market strategy



May 21, 2007, 01:00 ET from BSG Alliance Corp.

    AUSTIN, Texas, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- BSG Alliance, the on-demand
 strategy, software and delivery company that transforms business
 organizations into "next generation enterprises" announced that it has
 acquired The Concours Group, a highly respected high-end strategy and
 executive education company. With The Concours Group's client-base of over
 200 of the Fortune 500 companies, this transaction places BSG at the
 forefront of helping global firms transform into 2.0, next generation
 enterprises.
     "The acquisition of a leading industry-recognized strategic resource
 such as The Concours Group shows our dedication to being the number one
 partner for the creation of the on-demand enterprise," says Steve
 Papermaster, Chairman and CEO of BSG Alliance Corporation. "We see a rising
 need in quickly transforming enterprises from the inside out and no one has
 the experience of discovering how to transform strategy into results like
 The Concours Group. Their leadership approach is in total alignment with
 our on-demand strategy, software and delivery view. I can't imagine a
 better fit with our vision."
     Dr. Ronald P. Christman, founder of The Concours Group and now
 President of BSG Concours, agrees. "Our clients are under increasing
 pressure to take advantage of global business changes underway, and have
 results now. Joining with BSG Alliance gives us the ability to execute
 dynamically on the innovative approaches our client-driven strategy
 creates. In BSG we saw a partner who understood what it is going to take to
 fully transform an enterprise into the next generation. We can now offer
 continuous strategy coupled with continuous change for the on-demand
 enterprise."
     The acquisition of The Concours Group:
 
     -- Strengthens BSG's position as a 2.0 "change agent" by expanding
        offerings in the areas of research, consulting and education that is
        designed to equip clients with future-oriented, value-creating best
        practices.
     -- Reaffirms and strengthens BSG's presence as a provider to C-level
        executives of top-tier organizations. With over 200 of the Fortune 500
        represented in Concours' client base, BSG will have a greatly expanded
        "classroom" in which to educate businesses on how to best take
        advantage of the 2.0, on-demand revolution.
     -- Establishes BSG as the one-stop, next generation enterprise
        transformation provider. There are a myriad of ways to take advantage
        of the on-demand revolution, from the introduction of social media and
        collaborative tools such as wikis and blogs to customized, discrete
        Software-as-a-Service solutions that can deliver game changing business
        advantage. The acquisition positions BSG as a complete bridge to the
        2.0 world, from strategy to design to execution.
     "The Concours Group has mastered a rare and valuable formula," says
 Carl Wilson, Executive Vice President & CIO of Marriott International,
 Inc., one of Concours' customers. "They integrate research, consulting, and
 education to turn human capital and technological potential into business
 value. We are very happy to be working with them, and expect that the BSG
 acquisition will bring even greater possibilities to our relationship going
 forward."
     The combined leadership of BSG and Concours will give clients a
 leadership team of proven entrepreneurs and business professionals with
 extensive experience in helping companies innovate to take full advantage
 of shifts in technology paradigms.
     David Shaffer, Executive Chairman of the Board, Thomson Learning, and
 customer of the Concours Group summed up the outlook for the acquisition.
 "Concours has been one of the most innovative consulting companies I have
 worked with in my career. Their commitment to driving intellectual capital
 into the consulting experience has been evident in the work we have
 completed with them. As a member of the Concours Board from its inception,
 I believe this combination of firms will drive an improved transformational
 experience for their collective and prospective clients."
     About BSG Alliance Corp.
     BSG Alliance helps its customers become Next Generation Enterprises
 through its on-demand Strategy, Delivery, and Applications offerings. By
 delivering Enterprise 2.0 technologies, architectures, operating models and
 applications, BSG partners with forward-thinking companies and top C-level
 executives to help them become sustainable leaders in today's
 hypercompetitive global economy. For more information please visit
 http://www.bsgalliance.com.
     Contact:
     Laurey Peat
     Laurey Peat + Associates
     214-871-8787
     lpeat@lpapr.com
 
 

SOURCE BSG Alliance Corp.
    AUSTIN, Texas, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- BSG Alliance, the on-demand
 strategy, software and delivery company that transforms business
 organizations into "next generation enterprises" announced that it has
 acquired The Concours Group, a highly respected high-end strategy and
 executive education company. With The Concours Group's client-base of over
 200 of the Fortune 500 companies, this transaction places BSG at the
 forefront of helping global firms transform into 2.0, next generation
 enterprises.
     "The acquisition of a leading industry-recognized strategic resource
 such as The Concours Group shows our dedication to being the number one
 partner for the creation of the on-demand enterprise," says Steve
 Papermaster, Chairman and CEO of BSG Alliance Corporation. "We see a rising
 need in quickly transforming enterprises from the inside out and no one has
 the experience of discovering how to transform strategy into results like
 The Concours Group. Their leadership approach is in total alignment with
 our on-demand strategy, software and delivery view. I can't imagine a
 better fit with our vision."
     Dr. Ronald P. Christman, founder of The Concours Group and now
 President of BSG Concours, agrees. "Our clients are under increasing
 pressure to take advantage of global business changes underway, and have
 results now. Joining with BSG Alliance gives us the ability to execute
 dynamically on the innovative approaches our client-driven strategy
 creates. In BSG we saw a partner who understood what it is going to take to
 fully transform an enterprise into the next generation. We can now offer
 continuous strategy coupled with continuous change for the on-demand
 enterprise."
     The acquisition of The Concours Group:
 
     -- Strengthens BSG's position as a 2.0 "change agent" by expanding
        offerings in the areas of research, consulting and education that is
        designed to equip clients with future-oriented, value-creating best
        practices.
     -- Reaffirms and strengthens BSG's presence as a provider to C-level
        executives of top-tier organizations. With over 200 of the Fortune 500
        represented in Concours' client base, BSG will have a greatly expanded
        "classroom" in which to educate businesses on how to best take
        advantage of the 2.0, on-demand revolution.
     -- Establishes BSG as the one-stop, next generation enterprise
        transformation provider. There are a myriad of ways to take advantage
        of the on-demand revolution, from the introduction of social media and
        collaborative tools such as wikis and blogs to customized, discrete
        Software-as-a-Service solutions that can deliver game changing business
        advantage. The acquisition positions BSG as a complete bridge to the
        2.0 world, from strategy to design to execution.
     "The Concours Group has mastered a rare and valuable formula," says
 Carl Wilson, Executive Vice President & CIO of Marriott International,
 Inc., one of Concours' customers. "They integrate research, consulting, and
 education to turn human capital and technological potential into business
 value. We are very happy to be working with them, and expect that the BSG
 acquisition will bring even greater possibilities to our relationship going
 forward."
     The combined leadership of BSG and Concours will give clients a
 leadership team of proven entrepreneurs and business professionals with
 extensive experience in helping companies innovate to take full advantage
 of shifts in technology paradigms.
     David Shaffer, Executive Chairman of the Board, Thomson Learning, and
 customer of the Concours Group summed up the outlook for the acquisition.
 "Concours has been one of the most innovative consulting companies I have
 worked with in my career. Their commitment to driving intellectual capital
 into the consulting experience has been evident in the work we have
 completed with them. As a member of the Concours Board from its inception,
 I believe this combination of firms will drive an improved transformational
 experience for their collective and prospective clients."
     About BSG Alliance Corp.
     BSG Alliance helps its customers become Next Generation Enterprises
 through its on-demand Strategy, Delivery, and Applications offerings. By
 delivering Enterprise 2.0 technologies, architectures, operating models and
 applications, BSG partners with forward-thinking companies and top C-level
 executives to help them become sustainable leaders in today's
 hypercompetitive global economy. For more information please visit
 http://www.bsgalliance.com.
     Contact:
     Laurey Peat
     Laurey Peat + Associates
     214-871-8787
     lpeat@lpapr.com
 
 SOURCE BSG Alliance Corp.