• ISS Puzzler
    ISS April Puzzler: Solution! ...More
    May 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • The 5 Ps of Self-Service Kiosks
    Nowadays, self-service kiosks and self-checkout is everywhere. Know it or not, a similar self-service phenomenon is occurring in the self-storage industry. Did you know: 95 percent of gas stations now have pay-at-the-pump payment terminals? More than 65 percent of U.S. ...More
    May 1, 2007 Curtis Sojka Posted in Articles, Technology
  • 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
  • Products & Services
    If you have a product or service you would like featured in this section, e-mail detailed information and a high-resolution digital photo, if available, to storagenews@vpico.com. Card Scanning Solutions Digimarc Driver’s License Authentication Card Scanning Solutions formed ...More
    May 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Software Talking to Security
    About a decade ago, the companies that produce self-storage management software and security hardware/software decided to draft a universal-interface specification, enhancing the way their products communicated. As more vendors entered the marketplace, each bringing its own ...More
    May 1, 2007 John Fogg Posted in Articles, Technology
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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