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Top 10 Reasons to Use 9G Backup For Your Online Backup Needs

There are so many different online backup providers out there, that it is difficult to know which one should I choose for my small business or for my personal use? I hope that with this top ten reasons you should be using 9G Backup for your online backup needs, that you will see the benefit of 9G Backup over some of the competitors. So here we go:

  1. Speed: The underlying issue that a lot of online backup providers have is the speed at which the data is transferred to their data center. 9G Backup uses highly advanced compression algorithims to speed up the data transfer, which in some cases can increase the data transfer speeds by 50% over the competitors.
  2. Multiple Versions of Files: A lot of online backup solutions will only backup an individual file or folder once. This can be dangerous as if the file at the data center gets corrupted, then you have lost your backup. With 9G Backup, that isn't an issue since 9G Backup allows you to save multiple versions of the same file or folder. You can have as many copies of the data as you want.
  3. Dual Data Centers: When you backup with 9G Backup, your data is being stored twice in two geographically different locations.
  4. 9G Backup Alerts: In my experience, most of the competitors never really told me when my backup was completed or even if it was completed successfully. They just assumed that since they were always running, they would complete the backup eventually. With 9G Backup, you get a full range of customizable alerts which can notify you to such things as: the backup was completed, the backup was completed but had some issues with certain files, or if your 9G Backup account is low on disk space. Alerts can also get sent to your phone via SMS text message, or get posted to your Twitter account.
  5. Fully HIPAA - HITECH Certified: Now this is probably not necessary for the average small business owner, but if you are a doctor or if you deal with medical records; then HIPAA is a huge deal! 9G Backup is one of only a handful of online backup providers that can safely and legally handle medical information. We are fully HIPAA - HITECH certified, so we can definitely handle backing up all kinds of medical records.
  6. Low Impact on Your Computer: When 9G Backup is running, it takes very little resources away from other tasks that your computer may be performing. When a backup is running, it usually doesn't bog down your computer so much that you cannot even use it until the backup is done. 9G Backup is very light on its feet as I like to say.
  7. Awesome Technical Support: When you sign up for 9G Backup, you are signing up for a service that is backed by a company who has been in business creating software since 1966. We don't use outside services for our technical support, you are speaking to live people who are based in the United States.
  8. A Superb Online Control Panel: One of things that I really like about 9G Backup, besides the speed at which my backups go, is that the service has a superb control panel website which gives you access to all parts of your account. From here you can setup different computers to backup to your account, you can see a dashboard view of how much disk space you have left in your account, and you can see a detailed history of your payments. These are just a few of the features that the online control panel offers you.
  9. Multiple Computer Backups: Sort of hand in hand with multiple versions of files, you can also specify different computers in your organization to backup to your account. This is useful if you have a small office of 20 computers, you can buy 100GB of storage on 9G Backup and then setup all 20 computers to have 5GB of storage each. Again the average home user may not find this all that useful, but an IT administrator definitely will.
  10. Runs on Windows XP: With the advent of Internet Explorer 9, Microsoft has been slowly killing off Windows XP, however, 9G Backup is not a casualty of this. 9G Backup can run on Windows XP just fine.
Hopefully, this top ten list provides some insight into the benefits that 9G Backup can provide your small business. If you enjoyed this post, feel free to leave a comment in the comments section below.

A major upgrade for UtilAbility is now available

Cogitate Incorporated, today announced the release of the next version of its premiere utility billing software, UtilAbility. Included in the update is the latest version of Cogitate’s Report Viewer which uses SAP’s Crystal Reports, and several other operating enhancements.

The printing problem was particularly knotty. “This was a tough one since we had to solve the Crystal Reports legal-sized printing issues,” remarked George Loescher, president of Cogitate. “Our customers had been reduced to having to export legal-sized reports to a PDF file and then printing them from there. This release of UtilAbility has uniquely solved that problem for them.”

UtilAbility operates on all versions of Microsoft Windows®, from XP up to and including Windows 8.

To learn more about UtilAbility, visit our product page at

Cogitate, Incorporated is rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau and is the recipient of the “Best of Ypsilanti 2013” award. Cogitate has been in business since 1966.

We will contact our current UtilAbility customers to help them apply this upgrade.

For further information, contact George Loescher at

Cogitate Inc has been selected for the 2013 Best of Ypsilanti Award!

We are excited to announce that we have been selected for the 2013 Best of Ypsilanti Award in the Computers category by the Ypsilanti Award Program! Each year, the Ypsilanti Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Ypsilanti area a great place to live, work and play. Learn more about Cogitate at our website:  

Cogitate Incorporated is on Manta!

We are proud to announce that we now have a profile on the corporate growth website Manta. You can check out our Manta profile here: If you are interested in what Manta has to offer your business, you can visit them at to learn more. Do you have any success stories from using the Manta platform? If so, feel free to leave a comment below this post.

Cogitate integrates with BillFlash for UtilAbility

In May 2010 we integrated with NexTrust Inc's Bill Flash service directly into UtilAbility. This means that you can easily send out bills using the Bill Flash service from your UtilAbility software without having to leave UtilAbility and go to a website or run another program. Are you currently using this feature of UtilAbility? If so we would love to hear about how it is going for you, feel free to drop a comment or send an email to You can read the press release here: You can find out more about UtilAbility here:

Cogitate chooses Online Tech to host 9G Backup

In 2012, we made the key decision to move our 9G Backup servers to Online Tech's datacenter in Ann Arbor Michigan. We decided to partner with Online Tech because they are one of the only datacenters in Michigan that are HIPAA HI-TECH compliant, and since 9G Backup is HIPAA HI-TECH compliant; we needed a datacenter that was as well. You can read more about the partnership between Cogitate Inc and Online Tech here:   If you are the type to just watch a video instead of read an article, you can watch the video which accompanied the article here:

Backing Up Different File Formats

As you may be aware, a lot of online backup providers have been cracking down on the different file formats that you can backup. For example you can backup document files but not movies or database files. With 9G Backup you don't have any restriction on the types of files that you backup to our cloud. You can backup movies, pictures, databases, virtual machines, and the list goes on and on and on and on. Yet another example of how 9GBackup rises above the competition to provide you with unbeatable service.

Pro Fund Accounting Works Preview Site Released!

In our 2013 newsletters you have seen short articles about Pro Fund Accounting Works; a new product we are working on designed specifically for Windows 8 devices. Since our February 2013 newsletter, we have released on our website a Pro Fund Accounting Works preview site! This preview site will host information about PFA Works, as well as screenshots of the actual application as the pieces are completed. You can find our exciting preview site at:

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