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The IT and IS Experts: D&L Harris LLC

June 2013
Deborah and Louis Harris

Deborah and Louis Harris

In a constantly updating technological environment, some organizations may find it challenging to navigate the complex landscape of the fast-paced world of information technologies and systems. Meeting strategic goals and objectives in this environment can be daunting. It might seem easier to follow familiar practices rather than develop with the changing world. In order to truly optimize a business’s potential, it is imperative to embrace the cutting-edge practices and technologies of the industry. This is where D&L Harris LLC comes into play.

D&L Harris LLC is an Information Technology (IT) and Information Systems (IS) consulting firm located in Middletown, Del., that works with federal, state and local government agencies, and commercial clients. The firm is proud to be designated as an SBA 8(a) certified veteran-owned business. D&L Harris LLC is led by President and CEO Louis W. Harris and Chief Operating Officer Deborah S. Harris.

For D&L Harris LLC, a client-centered approach to providing professional technology services is crucial. Following this philosophy, the firm has earned the reputation of maintaining a high level of integrity in business, providing quality services and successfully fulfilling commitments in every aspect of business operations.

The firm offers IT and IS project management, application development, and process improvement services, which for the typical organization are methodologies that can seem intimidating. D&L Harris LLC assists clients in three major areas: the planning, executing, and monitoring of IT and IS projects; the development of applications and software within a company; and the attainment of optimum technological processes in order for a company to achieve more efficient results. All of these services are offered through consultation and hands-on assistance by a trained, knowledgeable and experienced team that has successfully led and supported large IT and development initiatives in the government and commercial arenas.

President and CEO Louis W. Harris finds that his education and career background has assisted him tremendously in owning and running his own business in the IT and IS industry. The Philadelphia native studied Computer Science at both the undergraduate and graduate levels before working with military intelligence in the United States Army for five years. After leaving the military, Mr. Harris worked for General Electric (GE) as a programmer in the financial sector, followed by a career in project management and account development at Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC). Six years ago he noticed an unfulfilled need in the IT/IS industry. He explains, “After being out in the workplace and working for a number of Fortune 500 companies, I realized that there was a need for a company providing specialization in project management and process improvement.”

With this realization, Louis and Deborah decided to found D&L Harris LLC as a way to provide industry best practice methodologies and technologies to clients in the Delmarva region. Deborah Harris, who has experience in IT management with Accenture, one of the top IT consulting companies, runs the business in Delaware and works closely with the D&L Harris LLC employees while Louis Harris spends most of his time onsite with clients in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Harris is currently working onsite with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He spends his workday helping to keep project managers on track for delivery while also working closely with vendors who have contracts with DHS to meet their milestones. The firm provides application development, acquisition management, and independent verification and validation services. D&L Harris LLC ensures that systems meet client requirements while also evaluating whether they comply with DHS policies and procedures.

D&L Harris LLC takes pride in helping the government do its job effectively and efficiently, particularly in the case of Homeland Security. “The mission is real,” Mr. Harris explains. “What we do is applicable every day of the week for the security of the country.”
The firm currently employs a team of 10 skilled IT/IS professionals and hopes to grow even more in the upcoming year. D&L Harris LLC plans to extend its services to more clients in the Delmarva region. “We bring a lot of experience, knowledge and client focus to the table,” states Mr. Harris, “while helping companies be more successful.”

The benefits of outsourcing to an independent consulting IT/IS company are innumerable. D&L Harris LLC provides the ideal combination of professionalism, knowledge, and experience. To truly navigate the ever-changing world of technology and optimize business potential, it pays to know D&L Harris LLC. I95

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