Hmmm, the wonderful thing about standards is that there are so many to choose from. I presume the CIM you're talking about is not the programming language but the Windows spec. If that's the CIM, then I believe a lot of people are already there which makes it a safe choice. The risk is in adopting "new" standards that don't really have any presence in the marketplace. Unless you're (or your company is) very wealthy, you don't want to...
be the first one on a new standard or platform.
Yes, vendors can and must make their own MOF files. The generic ones won't provide enough functionality long term, although they are a place to start that gets you going and helps control cost and time in the early stages of whatever you are intending to create.
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