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One quick fix to make your website better

One quick fix to make your website better

Alexander Harris October 6, 2015 1

As busy self-storage operators, you might not give a second thought to the formatting of your web address. It is important however, to stop every now and then and consider whether any changes should

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What you need to know about the very real threat of cyber theft

What you need to know about the very real threat of cyber theft

Emmet Pierce February 19, 2015 0

Like all businesses that rely on computers and the Internet, self-storage facilities should take precautions to reduce the likelihood of cyber attacks. Most owners of small and midsize businesses have no idea how easy

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Mobile pay: Is it right for your storage facility?

Mobile pay: Is it right for your storage facility?

Nick DiUlio February 17, 2015 0

Mobile pay—the use of a cellphone to complete transactions without cash or credit cards—has been dominating discussions in the retail world. Thanks in large part to the growing popularity of Apple Pay, which the

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Red Nova Labs unveils new name for products

Red Nova Labs unveils new name for products

Alexander Harris February 4, 2015 0

Red Nova Labs has rebranded its self-storage management and marketing software as storEDGE. The company’s products formerly were sold under the StorageAhead brand. CEO Dirk Wakeham said the company chose the new name to

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3 ways your storage facility can use mobile apps

3 ways your storage facility can use mobile apps

Allie Johnson December 19, 2014 1

Consumers are spending more time than ever on mobile devices, and they love apps. So it’s wise to ask: Can apps boost your self-storage business? An average U.S. consumer spends more than 2½ hours

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Is remote self-storage management right for you?

Is remote self-storage management right for you?

Emmet Pierce October 6, 2014 2

Remote management technology is having a big impact on the self-storage industry, as facility owners increasingly turn to machines to reduce their labor costs. That’s being accomplished with automated kiosks that can rent out

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Security cameras help catch break-in suspects at storage facility

Security cameras help catch break-in suspects at storage facility

John Egan October 2, 2014 0

Security cameras played a big role in nabbing two suspects in a break-in at a self-storage facility in Milford, ME. According to the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office in Bangor, ME, the owners of County

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OpenTech’s new XpressCollect designed to ease the pain of past-due collections

OpenTech’s new XpressCollect designed to ease the pain of past-due collections

Liz Wolf September 22, 2014 0

Self-storage managers spend a significant amount of time every month on the dreaded collections process while owners are losing money because customers are late on payments. Phoenix-based OpenTech Alliance, which provides products and services for

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Scared of software? Here are 7 steps for overcoming your fear of technology

Scared of software? Here are 7 steps for overcoming your fear of technology

Jay MacDonald August 26, 2014 0

Feeling tentative about technology? If so, you’re in good company. “We’re all teetering on the edge of being stressed out by all the technologies,” said Larry Rosen, author of “iDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession with Technology

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The Lock Up Self Storage rolls out mobile app

The Lock Up Self Storage rolls out mobile app

John Egan August 13, 2014 0

The Lock Up Self Storage has gone mobile. The Northfield, IL-based storage operator recently launched a mobile app on iTunes and Google Play that enables its tenants to keep track of unit locations and gate

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