• Records Management and Shredding
    Hardly a day goes by when an entrepreneur doesn’t dream of a new venture, fresh profit opportunity or an exciting challenge. It must be something in our blood, because it never goes away. For example, in records and information management, several basic services are ...More
    May 1, 2007 Lee Miller Posted in Articles, Technology
  • News
    Please submit your news releases to storagenews@vpico.com. ISS Donates $10,000 to Charities via State Associations Five state self-storage associations won money to donate to community charities during the Inside Self-Storage Las Vegas Expo at Mandalay Bay Resort & ...More
    May 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Computerizing Your Facility
    One of the most important business decisions you can make in self-storage ownership is which software to buy; but it can be overwhelming to choose from the many different options. Learn what you need to effectively evaluate programs. When shopping, it’s important to ...More
    May 1, 2007 Tom Litton Posted in Articles, Technology
  • On the Web
    Check out web-exclusive features available at www.insideselfstorage.com, including fantastic freebies! Every month, ISS offers an array of online reader perks. Read more... ...More
    May 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Records Storage
    Contrary to some beliefs, we’ve found a wide variety of agents in both large and small storage markets. By definition, an agent is “a person or business authorized to act on another’s behalf.” Hence, an agent sales representative is simply “an individual or a business that ...More
    May 1, 2007 Cary F. McGovern Posted in Articles
  • REAL ESTATE ROUNDUP
    In today’s competitive business environment, maximizing your advertising and marketing budget is an absolute necessity. With Internet penetration at 70 percent and climbing, the web is increasingly becoming the advertising vehicle of choice for savvy marketers. Just look at ...More
    May 1, 2007 Cliff Long Posted in Articles, Technology
  • The Marketing-Technology Twist
    Are you aware that large self-storage organizations have certain methods to increase their revenues and profits that less-experienced facilities haven’t yet had a chance to discover? The big operators benefit from economies of scale. They have access to plenty of human and ...More
    May 1, 2007 Derek Naylor and Terry Bagley Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Protecting Your Customers’ Identity
    Self-storage businesses accumulate a variety of personal information about customers, including driver’s license, Social Security and credit card numbers, addresses and phone numbers. Keeping this data poses a potential problem: If we don’t take steps to protect it, we risk ...More
    May 1, 2007 Michael Richards Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Windows Vista
    Windows Vista is unlike any past Microsoft operating system. The new release is described as “the most reliable, secure and easy-to-use product in the history of Microsoft Windows products.” Does this mean you have to have it? As a Microsoft partner, I’ve been reviewing ...More
    May 1, 2007 Tredd Barton Posted in Articles, Technology
  • SUPPLIER SPOTLIGHT
    Boomerang Self Storage Automation introduces Automated Locker Retrieval (ALR) technology to take the storage industry to the next competitive level. Unlike conventional multistory storage centers, an ALR-equipped facility allows the customer to access the unit on demand via ...More
    May 1, 2007 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Articles, Technology