History of InfoSystems
While InfoSystems continues to evolve its dynamic solutions to best meet clients’ needs, the company’s culture and dedication to providing value remain unchanged since its founding in 1994.
An Idea on a Napkin
While InfoSystems continues to evolve our offerings to best meet the needs of our clients and changing technology landscape, the company’s culture and dedication to providing value remain unchanged since its founding in 1994.
What started as founder Clay Hales’ idea scratched on the back of a napkin has grown from a small operation of eight team members in 1994 to today’s nearly 50 employees across the southeast. Our foundation of success — and ability to consistently deliver value and help clients exceed their goals — has helped InfoSystems grow from a $900K business to a $45M business with more than 1,000 regional and national clients.
Clay Hales, founder and original CEO of InfoSystems, sought business opportunities that enabled him to oversee the full scope of customer solutions. Hales’ original products at the former A&A Business Machines were word processors and typewriters, but as the industry changed, his vision only grew. He envisioned a tech company as dynamic and changing as the market. In March 1994, InfoSystems — rebranded from A & A Business Machines — was founded with eight employees. And Hales later becoming an IBM Business Partner expedited the company’s upward trajectory. The company grew, adapting to the tumult of the dot-com era.
Hales and the InfoSystems team persevered. Through the ever-evolving challenges of the early 2000s, InfoSystems and its leadership team showed resilience and good faith. Their response to the quickly shifting landscape helped them establish foundational relationships with key vendors crucial to the company’s continued success.
Hales, now Board Chair and President, says his “secret sauce” for success begins with the company’s culture. Hales puts employees first — when the culture is right, customers will benefit. By maintaining good business practices, enabling positive leadership and investing in the company’s employees, InfoSystems is best positioned to add more value to customers.
An Evolution of Growth
The sales team is recognized with the prestigious Sales Excellence Award at IBM Think in Las Vegas, NV.
Scott Davis is named CEO, as Clay Hales moves into his current role as President.
Led by Executive Vice President and CISO, Fred Cobb, InfoSystems launches a comprehensive cybersecurity practice,
APSU, Inc. is acquired by Tectrade, a CSI Group Company.
InfoSystems is named a Red Hat Advanced Business Partner.