January 28, 2013 6:11 PM
Before a self storage owner builds a new facility, he needs to take several things into consideration. He looks at the market feasibility. Are there other self storage facilities in the area? What is the makeup of the housing market (single family homes, apartments) and the population density? Do typical homes in the area have basements or garages? Is there a need for businesses to have storage units or flexible office space? Is there a military base in the area, or a university or resort? Knowing the answers to these types of questions helps the owner to know which areas would be good to build in. [More]
June 1, 2010 9:43 AM
When it comes to information and images, it almost goes without saying, for most people, that digital storage must be safer than relying on a physical copy. After all, digital copies can be backed up almost instantly, with several copies stored in different locations. If you are worried about losing information, having several digital copies of it seems like the safest thing to do.
What if, however, you are not worried about losing information, but are instead worried about keeping private information private?
It’s starting to become clear that hard paper copies, although they are vulnerable to destruction or to getting accidentally lost or thrown away, are more secure when it comes to guarding private information such as physical home addresses, financial information and identification numbers, and medical records. Putting archived hard copies of medical records and other private information in secure physical facilities, such as self storage units, where they can be kept safe behind fences and gates that can only be accessed in front of security cameras and using biometric technology, may be the only way to keep private information safe. [More]