I meant to research this last weekend but had other obligations to attend to. I've found a page with info regarding setup of a small jabberd implementation. Hopefully this will enable me to get the service up and running. Here's the link if anyone needs some help on the issue.
I've found that documentation is sparse for most of these servers. I've never seen so many 404 errors in my life on one topic. :P I hope the availability of these pages isn't a result of crappy security in the protocol. Cause that would be scary.
Anyone know of some alternate protocols (preferabley GPL'd) for enterprise chat solutions?
Perhaps my issue lies in the fact that I'm unaware of the current DNS setup within the company. My place of employment hired a third party to setup this network, and as a result everyone is in the dark about how and what is setup. I may have to contact our ISP, but if we do not have a FQDN for our server I may have to look into an alternative solution.