For example, if you have a roster of 30 children, are open 5 days a week and serve Breakfast, Lunch and PM Snack (plus attendance), then you are asking the system to process 600 pieces of data (30 x 5 x 4 = 600).
If you overload the paper meal input screen, you will get a generic crash page. Here are a few strategies to reduce the load on the system:
When you have a critical document, do you ever make a copy and put it somewhere safe just in case? We do just that with your CACFP data. We take a full copy of all data at least once a day and store it. The “live” data and the copy of the data are stored in separate facilities – kind of like having a bank safe deposit box. If one of our facilities experiences a natural disaster, we can quickly restore your data from the backup copy.
Malicious programs, commonly known as malware, is a constant problem these days. We use several techniques to combat this problem:
We use Amazon Web Service (AWS) to house our data and we have a built-in load balancer. When you login to My Food Program you are directed to one of two identical copies of the website behind the scenes. This allows us to accomplish two things:
While none of these techniques guarantee perfect security, the combination of these techniques greatly reduces the chance of any significant downtime or security incident. In other words, your data is safe with us!