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Even in Self Storage There is An App for That

by Winnie Hsiu February 7, 2014 9:21 AM
Some products are all about evolution. Take computers as an example. Every few months there is a new and improved version coming out, and within a couple years that version will be obsolete thanks to further advances. Than you have products like self storage space that stay essentially the same—until now. [More]

Technology a Boon to the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick February 21, 2013 9:12 PM
In the Six Million Dollar Man they used technology to rebuild Steve Austin into the bionic man. Technology hasn’t quite figured out how to actually do that in the real world, but it has been harnessed to do some wondrous things especially in regards to business and the self storage industry. [More]

Nevada Self Storage Association Elected New Board Member

by Winnie Hsiu January 14, 2013 12:53 PM
The Nevada self Storage Association recently elected Joshua Steimle as a board member. Steimle is the CEO of Full Occupancy, a self storage web design and online marketing firm. He will be the chairman of the technology committee. Steimle has over 15 years of experience in search engine optimization, online marketing, and web design. [More]

Extra Space Storage Implements Centershift's Store(TM) Enterprise

by Tony Gonzalez December 7, 2012 9:55 PM
Companies in today’s world have many things that they have to take into consideration when making decisions about incorporating new business management technology. Should they have the software written ‘in-house’ (employee software programmers to work for them and write the program)? Should they hire an outside technology company? Should they have a desktop-based software? Should they use a ‘cloud-based’ technology? Should they incorporate customer relations management features in with accounting processes or would separate databases be best? And, how do they collect data and run reports so that they can use it as a basis for their business strategies? [More]

Technology Looking to Disrupt the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu September 19, 2011 6:08 PM
Even though the main product of the self storage industry is the space, service has become an important part of the final product. Whenever you are involved in any kind of service oriented industry one of the last things you want to do is suffer through any disruptive influences. Yet, that is exactly what one person has done by introducing a new form of disruptive technology to the self storage industry. [More]

Self Storage in the 21st Century

by Kim Kilpatrick September 5, 2011 10:21 AM
Back in the day it only took a quality product and a little advertising to get ahead in the business world. Make or provide something that people really want and you were virtually a guaranteed success. As the 21st century progresses though, it takes more than just a quality product to be a success. [More]

Technology is the Wave of the Future in Self Storage

by Kim Kilpatrick August 10, 2011 7:01 PM
Many years ago when computers cost even more than they do now and did a whole lot less, consumers were led to believe that computers are our friends. Movies like 1983’s War Games with Mathew Broderick tried to get us to believe computers just wanted to play tic tac toe and destroy the world. Fast forward to modern times and technology has become as integral a part of our lives as food and water. [More]

Chicago Self Storage Company Now Offers Records Storage and Management Services

by John Stevens August 3, 2011 11:25 AM
Records-storage management services are now being offered by LifeStorage Centers, LLC, including HIPPA compliant “vault” storage rooms, document & data destruction, barcode tracking for boxes & files, rush pick-up/delivery services, file indexing services and an advanced web search tool for accessing stored files. [More]

ISS World Expo Successful in Las Vegas, Gears Up for Pacific Northwest

by John Stevens March 17, 2011 11:54 AM
How to “Write Your Next Chapter” was the presiding theme at this year’s Inside Self-Storage World Expo that just wrapped up in Las Vegas. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the expo attracted hundreds of self-storage owners, operators, investors, builders and vendors from across the country. Attendees looked to the future with the realization that competition is growing more rigorous each year and it is important to be up on the latest technologies. [More]

Tennessee Self Storage Group First To Team Up with Find Self Storage Auctions

by John Stevens March 7, 2011 9:45 AM
Self Storage auctions are booming in popularity, and many people looking to get in on the action search the Web for upcoming auctions. It has made sites like findselfstorageauctions.com a frequently-visited stomping ground on the Internet for self storage auction enthusiasts. And it has attracted the attention of storage associations looking to hook up with the site and streamline their states auction listing process. The Tennessee Self Storage Association (TNSSA) recently became the first state to partner with Find Self Storage Auctions. [More]
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