White Papers:

"Logging: Cut Down To Size."
"What is logging and why is it important ? This is a 10,000 foot overview of what prominent logging mechanisms are out there and why are they there."

"Case for Centralize Logging."
"Why do we think centralized logging is good. This paper reviews the three main reasons logging is important and why admins use it to keep their networks and computer systems running in top form and function ... and why logging is a necesity when things don't go so well."

" Having the answers to "why" quickly and accurately... For your boss, the president, the board of directors, ... or the television crew outside your lobby if you're a large Ecom company. Having all your logs in one location to quickly access and find the trouble. "

"Configuring a *nix system to forward logs to eBuzzsaw."
"How To Configure a Unix / Linux System To Log To eBuzzsaw. This document is divided into a short straightforward how to procedure, and a more detailed procedure for people curious about the specifics on how remote syslogging works or who have more complicated network configurations. This also shows how to enable syslog 'Marks', which is useful to ascertain that a given machines syslog is functioning even though no new syslog entries have been generated."