New Paradigm Merges with BSG Alliance



    Renowned Business/Technology Innovation Strategist Don Tapscott's New
    Paradigm acquired by BSG Alliance to Enable Next Generation Enterprises

    TORONTO, Nov. 29 /CNW/ - New Paradigm, the business innovation group led
by strategist and international thought leader Don Tapscott, announced today
it has been acquired by BSG Alliance Corporation, the creator of a unique
platform of services and tools to enable organizations to become next
generation enterprises. New Paradigm has established a reputation on the world
stage for state-of-the-art thinking in business designs and strategy, and its
clients include some of the largest, most sophisticated and best-recognized
global brands.
    The transaction gives New Paradigm an expanded avenue to deliver its
extensive content and thought leadership programs while accelerating the
development of BSG Alliance's platform for networked businesses. The union of
the two companies creates a business innovation powerhouse providing Global
2000 companies with an immediate and actionable set of business plans,
processes and collaborative tools for transforming legacy operations into
flexible next generation enterprises.
    "New technology has spurred a cultural revolution that affects the way
business is conducted and the economy at large. Profound transformations are
occurring in the way we orchestrate capability to innovate products, services,
processes, and organizations - all of which will build enormous wealth in this
century," said Don Tapscott. "By uniting with BSG Alliance, we are joining
forces with a world class team that shares our vision and can execute on it
with the largest organizations in the world. It allows for the expansion of
our global research and relationship business activity while enabling us to
better help our clients implement the new business models and strategies we
recommend."
    "BSG Alliance was created on the principle of delivering cutting edge
business services and products that are compact, flexible and interconnected,
thus allowing organizations to make necessary transformations on demand," said
Steve Papermaster, CEO of BSG Alliance Corp. "Don and his New Paradigm team
have provided the voice and the vision of digital transformation for decades -
and today we'll add this expertise into our Business Innovation Platform. It
is a natural fit for organizations looking to exploit collaborative
technologies and processes for business improvement."
    Don Tapscott joins BSG's executive team as chairman of BSG Alliance's New
Paradigm Institute, which will be located in Toronto. The Institute will
continue to grow New Paradigm's syndicated research, educational and
management consulting programs.
    Tapscott is the author of 11 widely read books on business and technology
that have been translated into over 30 languages. From The Digital Economy and
Paradigm Shift, to Business Webs, Digital Divide and The Net Generation, Don
has been credited for providing the universal language used today to explain
where we have been and where we are going. His latest book, Wikinomics,
co-authored with New Paradigm executive Anthony Williams, has been praised
globally by the editorial and business community for capturing the profound
changes occurring in corporate and government organizations through the power
of mass collaboration on a global scale.
    "I consistently see company leaders from around the world who struggle to
understand how to innovate. They are operating with old business models in a
world where new models of collaborative innovation are the only way to win,"
said Frank Moss, Director of MIT's Media Lab. "Having Don Tapscott and the New
Paradigm team join with Steve Papermaster and the BSG Alliance team is a
'paradigm shift' of its own, and should result in powerful new tools and
resources to help companies succeed as always-on innovators."
    BSG Alliance is headquartered in Austin, Texas. The combined companies
now have offices in, Boston, Houston, New York, London, and Toronto serving
leading Global 2000 customers on four continents.

    About BSG Alliance Corporation

    BSG Alliance, the on-demand platform for next generation enterprises,
delivers Enterprise 2.0 from concept to reality. Through its on-demand
offerings of technologies, architectures, operating models, and applications,
BSG Alliance partners with forward-thinking companies and top C-level
executives to help them become sustainable leaders in today's hypercompetitive
global economy. Customers include American Airlines, Johnson & Johnson, and
Marriott, among many others. For more information, please visit
http://www.BSGAlliance.com.

    About New Paradigm

    New Paradigm is a business innovation group headed by IT strategist,
speaker, and best-selling author Don Tapscott. Founded in 1993, the New
Paradigm team of seasoned research analysts, which includes technologists,
social scientists, and business experts, serves a global client base that
includes some of world's leading enterprises, government agencies and
prestigious consulting companies. Its interdisciplinary, case-based research
approach gives New Paradigm a balanced, holistic, precompetitive view of the
future that is unique to the marketplace. The firm "reverse engineers"
emerging businesses/business models by looking over the horizon and then
distills a set of actionable planning tools that facilitate the implementation
of powerful new strategies. For more information, please visit
http://www.newparadigm.com.





For further information:

For further information: For New Paradigm - Mary Powers, M. Powers
Communications, (416) 767-8692, mpowers@mpowers.ca; For BSG Alliance -
Jennifer Lake, Lois Paul & Partners for BSG, (512) 638-5313,
Jennifer_lake@lpp.com

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