Contributing Editors



North Carolina Jury Rules in Favor of SiteLink

by Kim Kilpatrick May 27, 2014 10:34 PM
It’s one thing to make claims about your own company or your own product. It’s a totally different animal when you compare your company to your competition. When you do, your claims had better be true – or you could get into deep trouble. Like eMove did. [More]

When Technology and the Self Storage Industry Meet Good Things Tend to Happen

by John Stevens February 26, 2014 11:52 PM
It is a little old a very much a tired cliché, but more and more each day it is true—computers are our friends. Most of us probably curse our laptops, cell phones, and tablets at least once a day, but can we honestly imagine life without them? Probably not, and as much as modern technology has become engrained in our personal lives the same could be said for most businesses—self storage and otherwise. [More]

Groundwork for Potential Growth in Asian Self Storage Industry Being Laid

by Holly Robinson January 30, 2014 11:08 PM
If you have ever tried to build a house out of playing cards than you know how long it can take to make a tall one. You can try to shoot right up and make it tall and thin like a tower, but chances are it will fall over before you get too high because the base is not strong enough. However, if you take the time to build up the base the chance of building a lasting structure is much greater. [More]

Have Self Storage Management Software Will Travel

by Holly Robinson January 28, 2014 11:29 PM
Back in the late 1950’s and early 60’s there was a popular television show called Have Gun Will Travel. It was a western where—as the title indicates—having a gun was pretty important. In the real world that is not the case, especially not in the business world. However, replace ‘gun’ with software’ and in this day and age you just might have a story. [More]

Self Storage Conferences Outside of the United States Proof the Industry is Growing Worldwide

by Winnie Hsiu December 12, 2013 11:00 PM
There are many things that people in different industries within the United State look forward to. For each of the many there are likely to be several different things, but there is one thing that many professions do partake in that is basically the same minus the subject material—conferences. The self storage industry in the United States has them at the national and state level, but in other countries they are not quite as common. [More]

SiteLink Expands in Central and South America

by Kim Kilpatrick December 11, 2013 7:57 PM
Writing code for a software program is not easy. It’s bad enough to debug it for problems. But, when your software program is used around the world, the difficulty with programming grows exponentially. SiteLink has faced – and conquered – those problems that come with creating software that is used in lots of different countries. [More]

Technology is Really Taking Hold in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens November 18, 2013 11:28 PM
At one time ocean going merchant vessels had large crews on board in order to operate the ship as it travelled from point A to point B. However, over time technology advanced to the point where 700 foot container ships could be efficiently operated by a skeleton crew of less than 20 people. Technology can do wonders like it has for shipping and is in the process of doing for the self storage industry as well. [More]

Modern Technology Can Be Great for the Self Storage Industry But on One Condition

by Holly Robinson November 14, 2013 11:43 PM
Do you know someone that still uses a flip phone? Do they claim they have no need to switch and that they are able to do what they need from it? More often than not the only reason they say that is because they don’t have a clue how to use newer phones. That is understandable; new phones are more like mini-computers than phones. Using them can be difficult if you don’t know how to do so. [More]

SiteLink User Conference To Be Held Next Week

by Kim Kilpatrick October 25, 2013 6:16 PM
Everybody is aware that the Texas Self Storage Association Annual Conference and Trade Show will be held October 27 through October 29. What many might not know is that SiteLink is holding their own breakoff conference the following day.

Because of the success of their conference last year, SiteLink decided to hold a second event this year. Managers, owners, and accountants will meet with the technology partners and the SiteLink team to learn key features about the software and how to use it to increase revenue. [More]

Unique New Self Storage Aggregator Site to Go Live Next Month

by John Stevens October 24, 2013 11:35 PM
Gone are the days where people will take to the Yellow Pages to find anything. Yes, the book is still going to be made and delivered to millions of homes and businesses every year, but will likely be used more to prop up an end table than look up something like a self storage facility. Instead, people will be looking to go online to find what they need. [More]
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