Okay, so the idea is that Jabber could be used as a platform for all sorts of distributed system management functions, first and foremost, local machine monitoring, and statistics delivery.

Use Presence to determine if a system is up?
Notification of config changes.

When monitoring systems, create a spamassassin like scoring system to classify badness.

http://punjab.jabberstudio.org/ – Jabber over HTTP gateway

Send logs over Jabber. Watch logs and send interesting events over Jabber?

Have a jabberbot attach use DNotify to warn a central source of changes.

Backups:
Success/Failure report
Size of backup report

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