Whats the DMTF Up To?

 
 
By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2001-02-19 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Desktop Management Task Force has released another version of what it hopes will be one of the key building blocks in its slowly evolving network management scheme.

The Desktop Management Task Force has released another version of what it hopes will be one of the key building blocks in its slowly evolving network management scheme.

Version 2.5 of the DMTFs CIM (Common Information Model) corrects several shortcomings found in the previous version and adds significant abilities to the specification, including models that recognize Windows ME as well as several new processors such as AMDs Duron and Athlon chips.

Although these advances move CIM forward, it is still likely that the benefits for IT—primarily better network management capabilities—are a year or more away. Its easy to keep tabs on the DMTFs progress by visiting its Web site at www.dmtf.org.

 
 
 
 
Cameron Sturdevant Cameron Sturdevant is the executive editor of Enterprise Networking Planet. Prior to ENP, Cameron was technical analyst at PCWeek Labs, starting in 1997. Cameron finished up as the eWEEK Labs Technical Director in 2012. Before his extensive labs tenure Cameron paid his IT dues working in technical support and sales engineering at a software publishing firm . Cameron also spent two years with a database development firm, integrating applications with mainframe legacy programs. Cameron's areas of expertise include virtual and physical IT infrastructure, cloud computing, enterprise networking and mobility. In addition to reviews, Cameron has covered monolithic enterprise management systems throughout their lifecycles, providing the eWEEK reader with all-important history and context. Cameron takes special care in cultivating his IT manager contacts, to ensure that his analysis is grounded in real-world concern. Follow Cameron on Twitter at csturdevant, or reach him by email at cameron.sturdevant@quinstreet.com.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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