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New Lower Prices!

Smith and Wise are very proud to announce our prices are now lower than ever. Our new effective prices as of today, the 15th of July 2012 for all our clients are:

.ie / .eu Domain Names only €52.00 p/a,

including no registration fees!

.com Domain Names only €32.00 p/a,

including no registration fees!
(Also applies to .net / .org / .info domain names). Domain Names only €45.00 p/a,

including no registration fees!


Our Data Security

08 Mar 2012

There has been a lot of talk of data security lately. Most cases arrise from typical targets - law enforcement agencies, large corporations or governing / interest bodies with non-populist opinion. The attacks which are carried out against these organisations are almost unavoidable, but certainly there are steps which can be taken. There generally is a few steps every company can take, and below is our own data protection and storage proceedures, not to say our systems are impossible to breach, but rather to say, commonsense and simple technology can do a lot of good:

  • All new details supplied by clients is treated as confidential, and is encrypted in storage when compiled.
    We will destroy original communications if requested to do so, or if the data, we feel, is vulnerable by nature or active threats.

  • All backups are entirely encrypted.
    We encrypt all backup disks and online backups to 128-512bit standards (which is above the grade used by many banking organisations). We just feel this gives simple piece of mind to all involved.

  • All data which has been seen to be vulnerable, is destroyed using 35 pass encryption.
    If we feel data is no longer required and is vulnerable to be misused in future, we destroy it, especially personal or financial information.

  • We don't allow access to our computers to unauthorised people.
    Unless its work related and supervised, no access is granted to third parties. We take basic, confidental security precautions on all computer equipment.

  • We are careful with data.
    We have a strict lock down policy. If a client requests their financial information or a technology related to it we need to talk to them face to face. We don't allow files to be carried unencrypted by any staff member, even HTML files, with no economical use to hackers is encrypted. We only issue data to clients which they are expecting, and always make them aware of potential security risks associated with them not safely storing such data themselves.



08 Mar 2012

New Service Alert:

SafeSubmit is a new service from Smith and Wise where we can take any website, and properly submit your website details to search engines including Google in a manner which is totally risk free.

Through a combined use of open source and commercial submission tools we have helped clients to increase website traffic by over 60%. It is a solution which really works, and our competitors try to pass off as being complex and costly. We however, offer an excellent service for a fraction of this cost, because we know that helping to grow your business, will help to grow ours.


Happy New Year

01 Jan 2012

Happy New Year from all at Smith and Wise


New Client: The Bianconi Inn

19 Dec 2011

We are very proud to announce our new client, The Bianconi has recently launched their new website at Our complete redesign included a rebranding of their online booking system as well as a complete content management system and hosting and domain name services.


Free Adwords Accounts

03 Dec 2011

Smith and Wise is pleased to announce that for only €35 we can get you advertising with Google, with €35 free credit (enough to last for a month!). This offer is limited to only 3 clients, so if you want to get advertising online, get in touch.


Data Backup - Never Lose A File Again!

10 Jul 2011

We are very proud to announce that we will be offering full Online Backup and Restore systems to our clients from next month. Starting from as little as €99 for a once off installation we will ensure your critical data is totally secured. This means you no longer need to worry about losing private, personal, financial or business information is fully backed up, should you need it at a later date.To register your interest in these services, please contact us at [email protected] or 086 1780 743


New Client Website Featured In Local Press

28 Apr 2011

Smith and Wise is proud to announce the launch of our new client's website, - The Churchtown Business Association.


Below is an article which appeared in the Dundrum Gazette on the 28th April 2010

A new website for CBA THE Churchtown Business Association has launched a brand new website. According to the organisation, the new site will allow local residents in the area, and those outside the area, to log onto the CBA site and contact local business for information on shops/stores/restauranst/ pubs/motors/ services/tradesmen and many other categories before making that purchasing decision.

The theme of this new formed Churchtown Business Association is, Think Local, Think Churchtown. The new site can be found on www.churchtown. ie This association is supported by DLR County Council, DLR Enterprise Board and DLR Chamber of Commerce.


To find out more, please go to:


New Client - Systematic Security

20 Mar 2011

We are very proud to announce the launch of a new website for our client, Sytematic Security Solutions. Systematic are one of Ireland's leading independent security firms and we really enjoyed developing an early web presense for their brand. We hope to grow with them into the future. Please visit their website at for more information on their company.

New Client - Daly Kitchen Appliances

03 Mar 2011

We are very proud to announce the launch of a new website for our client, Daly Kitchen Appliances. The new website development includes a content management system, full redesign, Google Analytics, online marketing and eventual launch of a Facebook Marketing campaign. To check out the new Daly Kitchen Appliances website, go to


Social Networks - By Numbers

06 Dec 2010

Next time you are thinking of setting up a social networking profile, keep in mind who are the biggest players in the market. At the end of the day, it's important you reach the biggest audience possible.



Mobile Sites - Are Their Days Numbered?

18 Jun 2010

I was asked yesterday by a client who recently purchased an iPhone are the days of mobile specific websites numbered, and is it worth while developing a mobile online presence. Neither the easiest question to answer on the spot, but I promised I would get back to him after I did a bit of research.


Adobe BrowserLab

03 Jun 2010

Just a quick notice to let all developers and designers know that Adobe has just launched it's new BrowserLab suite, and it is brilliant for cross browser testing among other things:

Register now online at:


Fighting Fit With New Client

03 May 2010

We are very proud to promote our recent work with Ben Dunne Health and Fitness / Ben Dunne Gyms:

Ben Dunne Gyms -

It is a work in progress but certainly it is an excellent website for anyone looking for the latest information on Ben Dunne Gyms.

For More information of how to get your business online, contact us:

086 1780 743 or [email protected]