CGS Marks 25th Anniversary with Continued Growth and Global Expansion

    New York-based IT solutions and services provider Computer Generated
Solutions, Inc. celebrates 25 years of growth and global expansion in 2009.
Key enablers in the success of CGS include aggressive product development,
acquisitions, strategic alliances and an extensive and diversified client
base. President and CEO Phil Friedman cites the commitment to long term
customer success as the basis for the company's financial stability and
provides an outlook for continued profitable growth.

    NEW YORK, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty-five years ago, Computer
Generated Solutions ( opened a small office in New York
City with five employees. Today, CGS is a global information technology
solutions and services leader with 3,000 employees in twenty offices worldwide
serving more than 3,500 customers in thirty countries. Furthermore, CGS has
grown its revenues over the past five years at a compound annual growth rate
(CAGR) of over 16%. The key to such extraordinary success is the company's
persistent drive to enable groundbreaking business performance through
technology for its constantly-expanding range of customers.
    "We are grateful to our customers for enabling us to reach this important
milestone," said Phil Friedman, founder, President and CEO. "Our founding
commitment to the long term success of our clients has fueled our growth these
25 years. Today, we are positioned with the financial strength and stability
required to deliver sustainable value to our customers in these uncertain
times. We look forward with confidence to a future of continued profitable
expansion based on deep relationships with our customers and partners, on the
creativity and dedication of our employees, and on the entrepreneurial spirit
that has been our trademark."

    Growth and International Expansion
    Over the past quarter-century, CGS has expanded its operational base
beyond the United States to include Canada, Romania and India. Augmenting its
multi-shore delivery capabilities in 18 languages, the company in 2008 opened
its 2nd operations center in Romania and 20th location worldwide, from where
it serves the contact center needs of several regional and multi-national

    In addition to the organic growth CGS enjoys from its proprietary
solutions, an aggressive acquisition and strategic alliance program also plays
a major role in its business development success. Since its inception, CGS has
acquired and successfully integrated more than 18 companies, which
significantly extend its market reach and domain expertise. It has also
established over twenty strategic alliances with leading global technology
providers such as Microsoft, IBM, Dell and RIM/BlackBerry.

    This mix of organic growth, acquisitions and alliances has propelled CGS
to become, according to Inc. magazine, one of America's fastest growing
privately-held companies. Other press and industry accolades bestowed on CGS
include recognition by IDC as a leading worldwide contact services vendor; by
VARBusiness 500 as one of the leading value added resellers in North America;
by Crain's New York Business as the seventh largest software company; and by as a Top Twenty Training Outsourcing Provider.

    Diverse Markets and Product Portfolio
    CGS delivers a broad portfolio of proprietary and third-party business
applications, technology and business services, and outsourcing solutions for
organizations of all sizes in media, entertainment and publishing; banking and
financial services; technology and telecommunications services; consumer,
retail and distribution; fashion and apparel; and federal, state and local

    Major business applications include CGS BlueCherry(R) end-to-end
solutions for the fashion industry, Microsoft Dynamics(R) broad-industry ERP
and CRM, Unlimited Mailbox(R) email management and VirtualEvents365(TM)
Web-based virtual events platform.  IT & business services include systems
integration, applications development, IT infrastructure lifecycle management,
learning & training, staffing and channel enablement. Outsourcing solutions
include customer care, business process outsourcing (BPO) and technical
support services.

    CGS is marking its silver anniversary with existing and prospective
clients through a series of events throughout 2009, including participation at
Microsoft Convergence (March), Material World (April), Gartner Outsourcing
Summit (May), Microsoft World Partners Conference (June) and other soon to be
announced events.

    About CGS
    For twenty-five years, CGS has enabled global enterprises, regional
companies and government agencies to drive groundbreaking business performance
through technology. With global delivery capabilities, expertise across
leading platforms and deep experience in multiple industries, CGS has become
the IT partner of choice for thousands of organizations worldwide. CGS
delivers a wide array of proprietary and third-party business applications,
technology and business services, outsourcing solutions and learning &
communications platforms. Headquartered in New York City, CGS maintains a
worldwide presence with 20 offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For more
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For further information:

For further information: Mauricio Barberi, Vice President, Worldwide
Marketing, Computer Generated Solutions, Inc., +1-212-261-2074, Web Site:

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