InfoSystems - A Brief History

InfoSystems has been serving businesses’ technology needs for more than 20 years. The company got its start in 1994 as a small, Chatanooga-based company providing office products, such as networking services, copiers, and electric typewriters.

In 2000, InfoSystems’ Founder and President Clay Hales made a commitment to his company. He decided to make his company as dynamic and agile as the technology market. To fulfill his commitment to InfoSystems, Clay began cultivating partnerships with well-known, trusted, and quality brands, like IBM.


Soon, InfoSystems was furnishing organizations with the most sophisticated software and IBM computer systems available. Through continued growth and success, InfoSystems expanded its service area to include Nashville, Knoxville, and surrounding states.

After such unprecedented success, Clay realized that continued growth would be unsustainable if they didn’t expand into new markets. In 2013, he introduced Scott Davis to the team as VP of Sales to bring stability and a higher level of customer service to its burgeoning customer base. InfoSystems’ resilience didn’t go unnoticed and, in 2014, they were recognized by CompTIA Security Trustmark, CRN’s Solution Provider 500 list, CRN’s Tech Elite 250 and even the IBM Choice Awards. Predictably, more changes came; shifts in demand for computer systems and software have led to the latest transformation within InfoSystems’ business.

Most recently, InfoSystems began complementing their legacy products with new, cutting edge services like Network and Cyber Security, Cloud and Managed Services, and even StREAM—an early warning analytics system for the higher education market. Despite the changes, InfoSystems is still very much the same organization it was 20 years ago. The focus is still on the customer; however, the customer base has expanded to retail, manufacturing, healthcare, finance, and others, covering companies with thousands of locations as well as those thriving in a single location. The line card has grown from its IBM DNA to include vendors like Cisco, VMWare, EMC, and others. InfoSystems’ heart is still very much in Chattanooga, but its arms now reach far beyond Tennessee.

Clay Hales’ passion and perseverance are unrivaled in the IT industry. It goes without saying: the key to InfoSystems’ success is this dynamic leader, who looks to the future with expectancy instead of fear, recognizes change before the competition and hires people who are up for the challenge.


In 2013, Clay brought Scott Davis onto the InfoSystems’ team as VP of Sales, with a mission to bring the highest possible level of customer service to the company’s growing base.


InfoSystems continually receives recognition from organizations such as:


  • CompTIA Security Trustmark
  • CRN’s Solution Provider 500 list
  • CRN’s Tech Elite 250
  • IBM Choice Awards


Our customer base includes clients from several industries:


  • Retail
  • Logistics
  • Manufacturing
  • Health care
  • Finance


Newer partners include companies like DELL | EMC, VMware, and Cisco. We’ve expanded our service line to include cutting-edge technology services, including Managed Services, Cybersecurity, Cloud, and Network.


Although InfoSystems has grown and expanded over the years, we’ve never forgotten our core mission: to do the right thing for our customers, every time.