Moving Toward Standards

There are already so many MSPs that they cannot all survive; so there will be consolidation. Companies have the need to manage all elements; monitoring their response time, and all protocols to and from them. Correlating all this presents a problem, and the solution is not available as a holistic tool. Therefore, organizations need an integration point, such as a performance repository or response time event console. While this is not holistic, the information is integratable, and Micromuse, for one, can serve as an integration point.

In addition, Extended Markup Language (XML) will enable data-sharing among multi-vendors. To this end, the Distributed Management Task Force, Inc. (DMTF) provides a Web-based Enterprise Management (WBEM) roadmap to give customers the ability to manage all their systems, regardless of instrumentation type, through the use of a common standard.

On October 19, 1998, the DMTF announced the first version of its XML Encoding Specification, to encode the Common Information Model (CIM) schema in XML. The specification defines XML elements, which can be used to represent CIM classes and instances. It will enable companies to leverage Web technologies to manage enterprise systems. Thus, XML lets industry groups worldwide rapidly define and implement standards for interoperability across diverse computing environments and technologies. WBEM was initiated by BMC, Cisco, Compaq, Intel, and Microsoft, but was later incorporated into the DMTF.

Project Management Made Easy

Project Management Made Easy

What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.

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