Tag Archives: CMA

From blank round to a potently active substance?

A long-forgotten candidate for antiviral therapy is undergoing a renaissance: Since the 1970s, the small molecule CMA has been considered a potent agent against viral infections, yet it was never approved for clinical use. Scientists at the Bonn University Hospital have now deciphered how the molecule can actually stimulate the immune system to combat viruses. The results are now being presented in the journal EMBO of the European Molecular Biology Organization.

From: http://phys.org/news285590299.html

Mind the Accounting Talent Gap: Q-and-A with Former Special Olympics CFO

By Jeff Thomson, Contributor

I recently spoke with Andre Alexander, CMA, who is the former chief financial officer of the International Special Olympics and a member of the IMA Global Board of Directors. He was also recently named CFO of nonprofit Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE). In the second half of this two-part series, Andre discusses the challenge of managing volunteers and talent gaps on an international level. The full video interview is below, and you can click here to read part one of the interview: “The Role of Trust in a Nonprofit: An Interview with the Former Special Olympics CFO.”

From: http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffthomson/2013/04/15/mind-the-accounting-talent-gap-q-and-a-with-former-special-olympics-cfo/

Q&A: Former Special Olympics CFO on the Role of Trust in Nonprofits

By Jeff Thomson, Contributor

I recently spoke with Andre Alexander, CMA, who is the former chief financial officer of the International Special Olympics and a member of the IMA Global Board of Directors. He was also recently named the CFO of nonprofit Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE). In the first of a two-part series, we spoke about the importance of brand management in a nonprofit organization compared to a for-profit. View the full video interview below, and watch out for part two, when Andre will discuss how he deals with talent gaps on an international level. …read more
Source: FULL ARTICLE at Forbes Latest

Signs a Small Business Needs a CFO

By Jeff Thomson, Contributor When should a small business owner hire a CFO? While there is no right answer, there are certain indicators. I spoke with Marc P. Palker, CMA, about this topic. Marc is Director of CFO Consulting Partners, LLC – a firm that provides interim and part-time CFO services to small and midsized public and private companies – and a member of the IMA (Institute of Management Accountants) Board of Directors. …read more
Source: FULL ARTICLE at Forbes Latest

LTSI v3.4 Released

By Noriaki

Part of supporting the demand for Linux in consumer electronics is ensuring there is a common Linux base that is maintained and supported for the typical lifetime of a consumer device, usually two years, and that supports a large variety of consumer electronics products. The Linux kernel is released at such a rapid pace that until now, device makers were doing significant back-porting, bug testing and driver development on their own, which carried substantial cost in terms of time-to-market, as well as development and engineering effort to maintain those custom kernels.

The Linux Foundation’s Consumer Electronics (CE) workgroup founded the Long Term Support Initiative (LTSI) to address this issue collaboratively. Today, the project provides for both an annual release of a Linux kernel suitable for supporting the lifespan of consumer electronics products and regular updates of those releases for two years. Linux kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman oversees this maintenance and the LTSI kernel tree for this industry-wide project created and supported by Hitachi, LG Electronics, NEC, Panasonic, Qualcomm Atheros, Renesas Electronics Corporation, Samsung Electronics, Sony and Toshiba.

This week the CE working group is releasing the LTSI 3.4 kernel. It is based on the Linux 3.4.25 kernel release and includes a number of backported features from newer releases.

Highlights from today’s release include:

* The Contiguous Memory Allocator (CMA), which is extremely useful for embedded devices that have very limited hardware resources and will better handle the large memory requirements of multimedia applications. CMA originally was merged into the 3.4.0 kernel release, but its functionality was quite limited. Since then, the feature has been significantly improved in the kernel.org releases and those fixes have been added to the LTSI 3.4 kernel release. For more information about this kernel option, please visit LWN.net.

* AF_BUS, a kernel-based implementation of the D-Bus protocol. This feature was created for systems that required a faster D-Bus speed than the existing userspace method could provide, specifically the automotive entertainment systems. For more information about this feature, please see LWN.net.

* CoDel (controlled delay), a transmission algorithm that optimizes TCP/IP network buffer control, is backported for LTSI 3.4. This is a feature used to help control the “buffer bloat” problem that has been identified by the networking community as an issue that all devices need to be aware of. This feature was backported from the 3.5.0 kernel.org release. For more information about it, please see this LWN.net post.

Platform specific board support was backported from newer kernel versions, allowing the Armadillo 800, AT91, kzm9d, kzm9g, and Marzen platforms to work properly with this release.

For more information about LTSI and the latest release, please visit the LTSI website.

Source: FULL ARTICLE at Linux Foundation

Filling Gaps in the Accounting Talent Pool: Interview with Dave Burritt, Part 2

By Jeff Thomson, Contributor I recently spoke with Dave Burritt, CMA, CPA, who is the former CFO and vice president of global finance and strategic services for a Fortune 100 Company. Dave was also IMA’s representative on the prestigious Pathways Education Commission, which was chartered two years ago by the Department of the Treasury to address the talent management gap. The Commission dealt with talent from a supply chain perspective, looking at education – student development, curriculum and faculty development – and it recently released its final report. Dave was in many ways the voice of the employer. In the second half of this two-part series, we spoke with Dave about addressing talent gaps at the college level, as well as ways young professionals can prepare for a full, satisfying career in finance or accounting. You can also watch the full video interview below, or click here to read the first part of our interview: “Recipe for a Trusted Advisor: An Interview with a Former Fortune 500 CFO.”
Source: FULL ARTICLE at Forbes Latest