The Dialogue with Tom Klein
This feature is a question-and-answer session with a new Blount County Chamber member. So here we go with our 17th installment visiting with Tom Klein, Business Development Executve of InfoSystems
, which helps businesses with internet technology solutions.
What does InfoSystems do? At InfoSystems, we approach technology from a business-first perspective to ensure we meet the true needs of our customers. For us, business is about relationships, both with our clients and internally. Our boutique size, coupled with enterprise capabilities and the ability to give focused attention to each customers’ challenges, make us the perfect partner for companies who are looking for an extension of their technology leadership and team.
As an IBM Business Partner and an IT business, we work with the most sophisticated IBM computer systems and software on the planet. We take a hands-on, consultative approach layered with IT expertise to provide the ultimate technology solution to fit business requirements. We’re not selling boxes, but collaborative solutions designed to work with our customers’ business objectives.
Since InfoSystems is new to Maryville, what is its history? InfoSystems, Inc. began in 1994 as a small, Chattanooga-based company, selling office products like electric typewriters, copiers, and networking services. As newer technology replaced the old, Founder and President Clay Hales had an idea for the company to be as dynamic and changing as the market. A giant transformative step came in 2000; InfoSystems plunged, head first, into the unpredictable, fast-paced world of the growing and changing technology industry. The transition wasn’t easy, but the timing was impeccable. The company flourished through the economic slowdown of 2002, following the devastation of 9/11. Later, they weathered the recession of 2009 and beyond. From 2001 to 2010, IBM lost over one-third of their less successful business partners, while InfoSystems somehow found room to grow. Against all odds, InfoSystems doubled their revenue from 2009 to 2013 and expanded their market to include Knoxville, Nashville, as well as surrounding states.
What do you enjoy about working at Infosystems? I enjoy providing value added products and services to our customers to help them meet business objectives.
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