Terminology Comon Information Model (CIM or Common Information Model) is an object-oriented schema, and not dependent on the implementation, to describe the management information network. The DMTF develops and maintains CIM specifications. Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF and Alliance Management for Distributed Tasks) is a consortium of hardware and software leader in the development of management standards and promoting interoperability for enterprise distributed environments and the Internet. DMTF standards provide the infrastructure components for instrumentation common management, control and communication in a technologically neutral and independent platform.