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Self-Storage Operators: Looking for More Info on Technology?

By Amy Campbell Comments
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During a company meeting this morning, I couldn’t help but notice that several of my coworkers had Apple iPads in front of them. They silently tapped away at their little workstations, making notes and following links. While waiting for my flight at the airport in Las Vegas after the Inside Self-Storage World Expo, I noticed a few iPads there as well.

In fact, the iPad 2 has huge resell value on eBay, according to a recent article in The New York Times. This is, in part, because retailers are selling out fast, making the wait for a new iPad an average of five weeks.

It seems our society is starved for all things technology. It was definitely a hot topic at the recent Inside Self-Storage World Expo in Las Vegas, March 14-16. In addition to a number of seminars on self-storage and technology, the show also hosted two panel discussions with a tech focus.

During the exhibit hall, attendees enjoyed a Wi-Fi area, sponsored by Self-Storage Talk. I spotted more than one laptop or iPad at the tables.

OpenTech Alliance Inc., makers of the INSOMNIAC line of kiosks, were very busy at their booth, talking with operators about the company’s technology. They even taped a short video of the booth happenings and posted it to YouTube.

In a few weeks, the May issue of Inside Self-Storage will arrive in your mailbox. Inside, you’ll find a slew or articles on technology, including ones on management software, a kiosk case study, and increasing your facility’s Web traffic.

If you’re looking for more information about technology, check out the ISS archives. You’ll find dozens of articles on a wide variety of tech topics. Or head over to Self-Storage Talk and ask what other operators are doing. It’s a fantastic resource and free. 

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