The third strand of DEC’s announcements at DECWorld yesterday concerned the latest components to be added to its Enterprise Management Architecture, something it says has cost more to develop than either VMS or DECnet since it was instigated two years ago. The four new packages, known as DECmcc, Management Control Centre, enable multi-vendor networks to be managed from a single point. DECmcc Director, included with the DECnet licence, provides a structure for the storage, modelling, collecting and processing of multi-vendor network management information, and includes an integrated database management system for network management data, as well as object-oriented programming facilities. There are two packages, Basic Management System and Site Management System for local area network management, and a developers toolkit and wide area network designer for evaluating large networks. All run under VMS, with the Director package promised under Ultrix in September 1991; DEC also has a DECmcc Management Station for Ultrix as the first stage in Ultrix DECmcc line.