New '10 questions' list helps you sort backup services

If you store information electronically, you need to create backup copies to reduce the odds that your financial records or research paper will be lost to a virus, crash or theft. If you want to use an online backup service as part of your strategy, Information and Educational Technology has created a new resource to help you find a good one.

"Ten Questions You Should Ask Before Using an Online Data Backup Service" helps readers identify what kind of service might work best for them. If you store personal information, for example, you would want a service that uses encryption. But a less-expensive, less-secure service might be fine if all you need is a place to store copies of routine schoolwork.