CIM Standard

FRAMINGHAM (01/28/2000) - The Common Information Model Object Manager, a new application in the Formula electronic-business management suite from Managed Object Solutions Inc. in Fairfax, Va., will let managers take advantage of the Common Information Model (CIM) to simplify systems management.

The CIM standard is a way of describing systems, networks, applications and devices from disparate makers and platforms.

The Formula CIM Object Manager console receives data from the objects it treats by putting a Common Object Request Broker Architecture "wrapper" around servers, platforms and enterprise management software such as NetView from Tivoli Software Inc. or Patrol from BMC Software Inc., according to Managed Objects.

The software, expected in April, is "a little ahead of the curve," said Paul Mason, an analyst at International Data Corp. in Framingham, Mass.

"Increasingly, people are implementing CIM-enabled applications and systems," he said.

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