• From the Editor
    Will technology and backup smarts save you from one? While some deadlines go smoothly, others leave your nerves as frayed as a rug. This time, for me, it was the latter. I’d been working steadily on this edition of ISS for a couple hours that Wednesday morning … and things ...More
    May 1, 2007 Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Table of Contents - May 2007
    WEB EXCLUSIVE! Inside Self-Storage is pleased to offer these web-only feature articles to complement its May 2007 print edition. Enjoy!Keeping It RealSoftware specialist Markus Hecker shares the benefits of web-based management software.Computerizing Your FacilityLearn ...More
    May 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Real Estate
    If you have a sale, grand opening, groundbreaking or other transaction you would like listed here, e-mail detailed information and a high-resolution digital photo, if available, to storagenews@vpico.com. Florida-based Sentry Self Storage, which provides management services ...More
    May 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • LEGAL PERSPECTIVES
    Most states have a statute allowing operators to place liens against tenants’ property and to sell stored goods to satisfy the storage bill (lien). Still, the sale of a tenant’s property is the last and worst option for a number of reasons. Mostly, the sale process is ...More
    May 1, 2007 Jeffrey Greenberger Posted in Articles
  • Adventures in Storage
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    May 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • OUTSIDE THE BOX
    Most members of the self-storage community know of the good our state associations do. These vital organizations support individual facility operators with business resources; lobby for industry rights; organize networking opportunities; create infrastructure for policies ...More
    May 1, 2007 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles
  • Smooth Sailing With Storage Software
    “What self-storage management software do you recommend?” This is one of the questions I get asked the most by people just entering the business. It's difficult to answer, especially as new software packages enter the market each year. Backward Glimpse When I first started ...More
    May 1, 2007 Pamela Alton-Truitt Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Playing in the Big Blue Wet Stuff
    A guest blog spot by ISS Associate Editor Elaine Foxwell. I admit, I don’t swim, never learned, don’t like being in the water. Drowning is an issue! But I love water sports ... as long as I'm on top of the wet stuff. I crossed "the pond" on the HMS Ivernia; I've been ...More
    April 30, 2007 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Blog
  • Big Yellow Breaks Ground on Self-Storage in Dubai's IMPZ
    European self-storage operator Big Yellow broke ground on a five-building, 280,000-square-foot facility in the International Media Production Zone (IMPZ) in Dubai. ...More
    April 30, 2007 Posted in News
  • Tech Tools Rule: Self-Storage Gets 'With the Program'
    Self-storage operation and management is continually being streamlined and simplified by new technological tools. From software and kiosks to electronic locks and websites, technology is changing the way facilities do business. ...More
    April 30, 2007 Posted in Reports