Records Storage


  • Inside Self-Storage 07/2004: Records Storage ‘Lite’
    Records Storage ‘Lite’ By Cary F. McGovern Can a modest self-storage facility successfully offer records-storage services? Is it possible to provide a set of services that requires little or no additional labor? What is the value to clients and the self-storage operator ...More
    July 1, 2004 Cary F. McGovern Posted in Articles
  • Racking: Safety and Storage Density
    Your choice of records-storage racking can improve your yield per square foot, long-term revenue and operational efficiency. The single most expensive mistake many records-storage operators make is buying “cheap” racks. Racking is a commodity and can be found anywhere, but ...More
    May 1, 2004 Cary F. McGovern Posted in Articles
  • The Planning Retreat
    One minute of planning saves 10 minutes of doing. In a time of short-term profits and a desire for immediate results, we struggle with this notion. If you have begun a records-storage business or are on the cusp of launching one, consider a facilitated focus retreat. In the ...More
    April 1, 2004 Cary F. McGovern Posted in Articles
  • DIY Records Storage
    For several years, self-storage owners and operators have asked the questions: “How can I simplify records storage?” and “Can I do it myself without a lot of front-end cost?” Today, because of technology and technique innovations, it is not only possible but quite ...More
    February 1, 2004 Cary F. McGovern Posted in Articles
  • Agreement Attributes
    The most important component in the operation of a commercial records-storage facility is the standard storage agreement. It ensures permanency and a lifetime relationship with your client. There is an industry-standard contract form with features that ensure your long-term ...More
    January 1, 2004 Cary F. McGovern Posted in Articles
  • Planning Your Facility
    Planning your records-storage facility is the first issue to address after making the decision to enter the business. What size should the facility be? What shape? How big is too big? Where should it be located? What about security? How do you avoid fires? How does racking ...More
    December 1, 2003 Cary F. McGovern Posted in Articles
  • Standards and Best Practices
    The commercial records-management industry has been entrepreneurial from its very beginning. The trade association, PRISM International, has become the only independent unifying source for the industry at large. Vendors, software companies and consultants have done their ...More
    November 1, 2003 Cary F. McGovern Posted in Articles
  • Facility and Space Utilization
    This article discusses the selection and use of facilities, units or alternative space for a records management operation within the walls of self-storage. There are common misconceptions and misunderstandings about the maximumization of space that prevents owners and ...More
    September 1, 2003 Cary F. McGovern Posted in Articles
  • Levels of Service
    Records-management in self-storage operations has always included minimal service options. Today, with new methods and technology, you can offer higher levels of service if you choose. This article discusses the value of adding services to your records-management portfolio. ...More
    July 1, 2003 Cary McGovern Posted in Articles
  • Nothing but the Facts
    The simple truth is business-records storage fits well into the existing operation of many self-storage facilities. Although it is quite different from self-storage in many ways, it has similar components. It takes only a shift in perspective and a desire to achieve higher ...More
    June 1, 2003 Cary F. McGovern Posted in Articles