The News Review:
- Even self-storage units in Hawaii have a great view
- The UnCarly – Forbes.com
- The Contrarian Shopping List
- Microsoft’s SAM carrot
- EMC plans $100m expansion in Russia.
Even self-storage units in Hawaii have a great view
Taipei Times – Feb 21, 2007
25m2 of self-storage per person, well below the national average. But with eight recently built facilities and at least another dozen storage operations planned, the rapid growth of these facilities in Hawaii has outpaced the national growth. Once identified with ugly warehouse-like eyesores, storage companies are now designed to meet community architectural standards as they pop up in prime residential areas and in the midst of busy retail complexes, said Mike Scanlon, president of the Virginia-based Self Storage Association. Regardless of the architecture, hidden inside the flashy exteriors are thousands of locked spaces — in sizes from mailboxes to roomy garages. They hold overflow inventory and files from local businesses, stacks of aging boxes and furniture saved from family deaths or divorce and collections of stuff too big to fit into cramped condos or tropical houses that often have no attics, basements or garages. Hawaii is a great area for growth of self-storage businesses, with nearly no residential basements, expensive homes and a plethora of new compact condos. Plus, many residents have kayaks, canoes, surfboards and other tough-to-store watersports equipment.
The UnCarly – Forbes.com
Forbes – Feb 21, 2007
For thousands of these smaller companies Hurd plans to certify resellers much the way Mercedes-Benz certifies mechanics. Elsewhere Hurd sees new growth opportunities in printing, HP’s most profitable arm. The business is moving into copiers and industrial printing of billboards and annual reports, plus online photo storage. Selling such massive amounts of storage, even if it is just for family snaps, has HP’s techies eyeing entirely new markets. “This is servers and storage,” says Chief Technology and Strategy Officer Shane Robison. “What is Google (nasdaq:.
The Contrarian Shopping List
Motley Fool – Feb 21, 2007
” Still, “demand for storage remains strong, and as housing picks up over the next two years this company should benefit nicely. Finally, the ever-laconic.
Microsoft’s SAM carrot
Register – Feb 21, 2007
Matt Fisher vice president at Centennial Software, one of Microsoft’s trusted SAM partners, alluding to the gamble some users may now fancy, acknowledges that checking software use is too big a job even for Microsoft. “Microsoft does not have the resources to go after each and every company. At the same time companies do not want to be visited by the software police. The self-start scheme means companies can buy themselves some protection and policing efforts can concentrate on real offenders. Fisher adds that SAM tools such as Centennial’s can pretty much guarantee compliance by scanning hard disk storage and register entries. The self-start SAM scheme is part of a wider.
EMC plans $100m expansion in Russia.
Free with registration – Boston Globe – AccessMyLibrary.com – Feb 21, 2007
(21-FEB-07) Boston Globe (Boston, MA). 21–Data storage titan EMC Corp. is planting its flag in yet another overseas bastion of information technology — Russia. The company will invest $100 million over the n.