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.
Size of backup report