CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee – March 15, 2012 - InfoSystems, one of the fastest-growing information technology (IT), communications and software solutions providers in the Southeast, was awarded the prestigious IBM Mid-Market Leadership Award at the IBM PartnerWorld Leadership Conference, March 1, in New Orleans.
“InfoSystems is dedicated to providing the right solutions to our customers, regardless of size,” said InfoSystems President and CEO, Clay Hales. “It is rewarding to be able to bring such tremendous value to our small and medium-size customers through our partnership with IBM, an undisputed international technology leader, and our highly trained and talented technology team. We appreciate IBM’s recognition, partnership and their confidence in us.”
The Mid-Market Leadership Award recognizes IBM Business Partners who demonstrate the most impressive year-to-year growth in the small to medium-size business (SMB) market, and who offer innovative business solutions. InfoSystems saw double-digit growth in the SMB market and was one of five IBM Business Partners in North America selected for this award.
"It is wonderful to see a partner like InfoSystems, who has been so loyal to the IBM brand, to the IBM strategy and to their end users for so many years, enjoy the success from their efforts. And, even better, to see them recognized for those efforts," remarked Heidi O'Connor, territory sales manager with Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions in Atlanta, Georgia.
InfoSystems’ IBM partnership started in 1994, when the company first opened its doors with eight employees. An IBM Premier Partner for 12 straight years, since the beginning of the program, InfoSystems has grown and diversified its technology offering and now has more than 50 employees. In 2011, InfoSystems saw a solid 20% growth in revenue over the previous year, with more than $35 million in revenue. Mr. Hales is a member of the IBM Global Business Partner Advisory Council and the Arrow IBM Advisory Council for Enterprise Storage Solutions. Through the years, InfoSystems has received numerous IBM awards, including last year’s 2010 North America IBM Leadership Award.
“Since the beginning, IBM has been an important part of our success and growth,” said InfoSystems COO, Tim Phelan. “We are committed to the SMB market and we are proud to receive this award. We look forward to another year of delivering excellence in technology solutions and service to our customers with IBM.”
Since 1994, InfoSystems has been, and continues to be, the approachable provider of reliable technology solutions for enterprise and small-to-medium sized businesses. InfoSystems is one of the fastest-growing IT, communications and software solutions providers in the Chattanooga, Knoxville and Nashville, Tennessee areas. A unique business-first approach layered with IT expertise has led InfoSystems to receive numerous industry and community awards. InfoSystems offers four areas of expertise: Technology Solutions, including storage and information solutions, infrastructure optimization, and disaster recovery; Communications Services, for scalable, efficiency-centric platform solutions of unified communications that optimize productivity and cut costs; Software Services, including SharePoint, custom software and applications development, plus integration, legacy and migration solutions; and iAssurance Managed Services, a predictable and economical investment in 24/7 reliability and stability.