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Modern Technology is a Friend of the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick February 8, 2011 10:03 AM
“Computers are our friends.” The line is so iconic that it is difficult to figure out exactly where it originated. Over the years it has become not just computers, but modern technology that has been perceived as ‘our friends.’ Modern technology allows to do all sorts of things that as close as a few years ago people thought were impossible. The only problem is in figuring out how to use modern technology in order to see how friendly it can be. [More]

PhoneSmart Highlights New Pocket-Sized Kiosk Technology for Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens January 28, 2011 9:14 AM
Imagine potential customers being able to go directly to your website or online bill-pay site or even be able to dial up your self storage facility or receive a text message all with one single step using their smartphones. It’s a new innovation that is picking up momentum in the self storage industry, particularly due to PhoneSmart, a marketing company for rental property owners that recently created an entire website showcasing this new technology carrying the message, “You have a self storage kiosk in your pocket.” [More]