Kansas City, MO, March 15, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- "March Madness," the 64-team tournament that usually gets underway on March 15, is upon the college sporting world once again. Portable storage is a buzzword in college towns where teams are vying for the championship.
USB flash drives donning custom-imprinted logos of college universities are making their way into promotional campaigns. But that's not the only kind of portable storage you'll find on college campuses. Rather than a vehicle for backing up and transporting computer files, portable storage containers are helping universities take the madness out of space constraints.
"Some colleges have prohibited the use of portable storage devices on campus because there have been incidents of spreading computer viruses that cause major headaches for IT administrators," said John Finnessy, CMP, Executive Director the National Portable Storage Association, or NPSA, a nonprofit membership association dedicated to the advancement of the portable storage industry. "Portable storage containers, however, can save colleges and universities headaches by offering more space to store items they need quick access to."
Instead of using traditional self-storage and sending university employees back and forth to pick up goods, such as seasonal athletic equipment, maintenance equipment and even paper records, keeping a portable storage container on campus breeds convenience. Portable storage containers can also serve as additional classrooms or offices for adjunct professors, saving the school construction costs. When universities can't quite make the case for million-dollar-plus facility expansions, portable storage can serve as a temporary solution to space needs.
"Unlike USB sticks that have been known to pose security risks to colleges, universities, corporations and individuals, containerized storage units can offer additional security for what you need to store," said NPSA Operations Manager Joel Rathbone. "In addition to traditional security measures, like deadbolts on doorways, you can add metal bars on the windows and even install ADT security surveillance systems on today's portable storage containers."
For more information, visit www.npsa-us.org.
The National Portable Storage Association
The National Portable Storage Association is dedicated to the advancement of the portable storage industry. We at the NPSA are here to serve those in the portable storage industry who rent, sell or lease containers, trailers and mobile offices. The NPSA assists members with industry, regulatory and workforce issues; plus, offers members networking, marketing and legislative support at national, state and local levels.
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