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Be Prepared, Not Alarmed

Fire AlarmIt’s so easy to take technology for granted. We assume we’ll be able to look up whatever we need on our computers, smart phones and tablet devices. So what happens when your computer isn’t working, your internet connection is down, or the power goes out completely? It’s sure to happen sooner or later, but don’t pull that alarm just yet. The answer, as any Boy Scout will tell you, is to be prepared.

What does that mean for your child care business? How do you create an “Emergency Management Plan” to keep you running even when your high-tech gadgets are on the fritz? Well, that’s what we’ll attempt to answer in today’s post, specifically with regards to key information stored in your Child Care Management Software.

There are a number of possible things that might help, depending on the situation. Let’s start with the basics. Continue reading

Save Procare Data to Your USB Drive

Not long ago a common ProCare Technical Support question appeared in our in box.

“When I make a Procare backup, the backup is going to my Fixed Disk Drive instead of my USB drive. How do I add another choice for my backup?”

This is a good question, but it really has two parts. First, what is the Fixed Drive anyway? And second, how do I back up to another device like a USB flash drive or thumb drive?  

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Help! My ProCare Data is Gone! How Do I Get My Information Back?

Every day, I hear from someone who has experienced their worst fear – their data is gone!  If you depend on ProCare Software to help manage your child care business you need a way to recover information when you have a computer failure.  In ProCare we use the Backup / Restore option, and in this article we’ll look at how to safeguard your data. Continue reading

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