Category: business manager

App Store, Apple Music & other services hit by three-hour outage

Apple’s online services experienced multiple outages on Tuesday, with problems cropping up in Apple’s digital storefronts, Apple TV services, Apple Business Manager, and Apple School Manager.

Update: Outages have been resolved.

The Apple System Status page indicates that there are multiple issues with Apple’s various online services. The problems largely started at 8:23 A.M Eastern Time, and mostly center around Apple’s various storefronts.

According to the page, “Some users are affected” and may be “experiencing a problem” or “intermittent issues” with the App Store, Apple Music, iTunes Store, and the Mac App Store. Further problems are being endured with Apple TV and Apple TV Channels, with all six commencing at the same time and listed as “ongoing.”

The Apple Business Manager and Apple School Manager were both listed as being an issue from 10:15 A.M Eastern Time, but were “resolved” by 11 A.M Eastern Time.

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Vista-backed business software provider Datto sets terms for $561 million IPO

Datto Holding, which sells a hybrid IT infrastructure platform to managed service providers, announced terms for its IPO on Wednesday.

The Norwalk, CT-based company plans to raise $561 million by offering 22 million shares at a price range of $24 to $27. New investors Investment Group of Santa Barbara and Dragoneer Investment Group intend to purchase $112 million worth of shares in the offering. At the midpoint of the proposed range, Datto Holding would command a fully diluted market value of $4.2 billion.

Datto is the leading provider of cloud-based software and technology solutions purpose-built for delivery through the managed service provider (MSP) channel to small and medium businesses. The company’s cloud-based platform offerings include Unified Continuity, Networking, and Business Management software solutions and it currently serves 17,000 MSP partners.

Datto Holding was founded in 2007 and booked $493 million in revenue for the 12 months ended June 30,

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Scott Yahraus, America’s Leading Business Turnaround Specialist, Offers Strategies to Help Companies Navigate the Pandemic Economy

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Scott Yahraus (www.scott4business.com), America’s leading expert in business turnarounds and dispute resolutions, was featured in an article in Business Management News offering strategies to help companies successfully navigate this current economic storm.

In an article titled, “How to Save Your Business During these Challenging Times,” Yahraus offers 7 ways that business owners and senior executives can create an environment that is less susceptible to the merciless impact of the Covid economy.

“America is going through its worst economic times since the Great Depression. Millions are out of work. Thousands of businesses have closed – at least temporarily,” the article stated. “Make sure your business isn’t one of them.”

The first piece of advice Yahraus shares is perhaps the hardest to swallow. “Know when to pull the plug,” he states. “There could be an opportunity for you to merge or acquire a competitor

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Data Doctors: Beware of Facebook business manager scams

Data Doctors’ Ken Colburn gives tips on protecting your Facebook business page from scammers.

Q: I’ve been contacted by someone claiming that they want to advertise on my Facebook business page and they sent me a business manager invite to get started. Is this legit or is this some type of scam?

Scammers have long coveted Facebook business or fan pages and they have a variety of ways to trick users into unwittingly giving up control of them.

What you are describing is the most recent iteration of a scam that uses the promise of making money to trick users of Facebook business pages into giving up administrative control.

It generally starts with a private message from someone claiming they represent advertisers that want to pay you to advertise on your business page. This can come from either a Facebook or Instagram message, since they are generally both connected through

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Beware of scams on Facebook Business Manager

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Q: I’ve been contacted by someone claiming that they want to advertise on my Facebook Business page and they sent me a Business Manager invite to get started. Is this legit or is this some type of scam?

A: Scammers have long coveted Facebook Business or Fan pages and they have a variety of ways to trick users into unwittingly give up control of them.

What you are describing is the most recent iteration of their scam that uses the promise of making money to trick users of Facebook Business pages into giving up administrative control.

It generally starts with a private message from someone claiming they represent advertisers that want to pay you to advertise on your Business page.

This can come from either as a Facebook or Instagram message, since they are generally both connected through the same profile.

It’s likely that they will use screenshots

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Harvard Names Srikant Datar as New Dean of Its Business School

(Bloomberg) — Harvard University named Srikant Datar the dean of its business school, promoting an insider who has spent almost 25 years there and who helped lead its response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Datar becomes the 11th dean in the school’s 112-year history after serving as a professor and senior associate dean, Harvard said in a statement Friday. He starts in January, replacing Nitin Nohria, who leaves in December after a decade in the job.

“Srikant will come to the deanship with a broad international perspective, decades of close engagement with business practice, and a strong commitment to building an increasingly diverse and inclusive HBS community,” Lawrence Bacow, Harvard’s president, said in the statement.

The business school last month announced a plan to advance racial equality on campus and in the business world. Those initiatives include recruiting more Black students and faculty, adding a chief diversity officer, and

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Hightower Unveils New Center for Leadership to Train and Equip Next Generation of Business Leaders

CHICAGO, Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Hightower today unveiled its new Hightower Center for Leadership, an education and training program designed to empower the next generation of leaders in Hightower advisory businesses. The program – designed for soon-to-be partners, lead advisors, relationship managers, operational professionals, business managers and those involved with strategic decision-making – is focused on preparing wealth management leaders at a time when many practice founders are transitioning to retirement.

“Preparing future business leaders is critical for client retention and continued growth. While many second-generation professionals may be highly skilled in client services, they often lack management and leadership experience,” said Hightower’s Chief Growth Officer Scott Holsopple. “The new Center for Leadership provides members of the Hightower community with the opportunity to gain intensive training in the skills they need to grow their businesses organically and inorganically – including strategic planning, financial analysis, team management,

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EightOneEight Management Partners Reggie Gooden and Josh Martin Named Hollywood Reporter Power Business Managers

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 7, 2020–

Business management firm EightOneEight Management announced today that two of its Partners, Josh Martin and Reggie Gooden, have been named in The Hollywood Reporter ’s 2020 list of ’ Power Business Managers.’ The annual list, published today, profiles the “top financial gurus in the entertainment industry.” The Hollywood Reporter editor Ashley Cullins explains, “while most of the entertainment industry has been standing still during the pandemic, its money mavens are as busy as ever as clients use the downtime to reassess financial priorities.”

“Gooden and Martin joined forces with [Justin] Stiegemeyer in 2018, bringing with them a roster of around 20 clients who span the digital and music industries, like singer-song-writer Cory Henry,” the feature reports. “The firm, which counts Ashley Benson, Bella Thorne and Taylor Kitsch as clients, has a knack for working with young Hollywood but also knows how to handle

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BERNINA OF AMERICA WELCOMES NEW BUSINESS MANAGER FOR OVERLOCKER MACHINES

Aurora, Ill., Oct. 07, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is proud to announce Pamela Mahshie has been appointed new Business Manager for Overlocker Machines. Mahshie will lead product development directly with BERNINA factories, position and train BERNINA Dealers and work with the Education Department to create stimulating consumer events.

“We are thrilled to welcome Pamela to the BERNINA team,” said Paul Ashworth, President of BERNINA of America. “Pamela has an incredible amount of industry experience specifically with Overlockers. As we continue to focus more on the Overlocker segment, we are confident her extensive knowledge will help BERNINA of America grow and prosper well beyond 2020.”

Prior to joining BERNINA of America, Mahshie spent over 30 years at Baby Lock where she held many roles including Regional and District Sales Manager, Educational Director and Ambassador of Education. Throughout the years,

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Business manager anticipates lower mill rate for ’20-’21 | School

Residents in the Waterloo School District will likely see a shift in their school taxes. During the Sept. 28 district budget hearing and annual meeting, Business Director Sharon Peterson said based on the current financial information, the 2020-2021 mill rate could decrease by roughly 8% for a total of $9.52. The 2019-2020 mill rate was $10.35.

The mill rate is determined by the equalized value of the district and the tax levy. This year, Peterson anticipates a 4.69% increase in property value. When property values increase, the mill rate decrease; when values decrease, the mill rate increases.

While budget numbers – including the mill rate – will not be finalized until the district’s pupil count, equalized value is calculated, and the state aid is certified, the budget presented at the meeting showed a general fund budget shows decreases in revenue and increase in revenue compared to the 2019-2020 budget.

The

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