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Saturday, March 05, 2011

Gunakan perspektif Allah

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From: e-SH <sh@sabda.org>
Date: Fri, 04 Mar 2011 11:10:00 -0500
Subject: (e-SH) 05 Maret -- Lukas 14:1-11 - Gunakan perspektif Allah
To: e-SH <i-kan-akar-Santapan-Harian@hub.xc.org>

e-SH(c) ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
e-Santapan Harian
Sarana untuk menggumuli makna Firman Tuhan bagi hidup
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ YLSA
Tanggal: Sabtu, 5 Maret 2011
Ayat SH: Lukas 14:1-11

Judul: Gunakan perspektif Allah

Sebagai anak-anak Tuhan sudah sepatutnya kita menjalani hidup ini
dengan mamakai perspektif Allah. Dunia menggunakan perspektif
hidup yang bertolak belakang dari cara pandang Allah. Dunia
melihat segala sesuatu dari sudut pandang "apa yang aku dapatkan".
Kita perlu waspada karena cara pandang seperti ini bisa saja
dimanifestasikan menjadi cara-cara yang saleh juga. Namun Allah
mengajar anak-anak-Nya untuk memandang segala sesuatu dari sudut
pandang "apa yang dapat aku berikan". Sama seperti Dia telah
memberikan Anak-Nya untuk keselamatan manusia.

Sekali lagi kita melihat bagaimana Tuhan Yesus menegur para pemimpin
Yahudi yang melarang orang lain melakukan sesuatu pada hari Sabat,
tetapi membenarkan diri mereka sendiri ketika melakukan pekerjaan
demi kepentingan mereka (lih. Luk. 13:10-17). Tindakan Tuhan Yesus
menyembuhkan seorang yang sakit busung air pada hari Sabat adalah
perwujudan belas kasih Allah (1-6).

Demikian juga komentar Tuhan Yesus ketika melihat banyak orang
berusaha untuk duduk di tempat yang terhormat dalam sebuah pesta.
Ia mengingatkan bahwa kehormatan akan diberikan kepada mereka yang
rendah hati dan senantiasa memikirkan orang lain untuk
kebaikannya. Sebaliknya mereka yang hanya melihat diri sendiri
sebagai penting dan utama akan dipermalukan (7-11)

Perspektif dunia "apa yang aku dapatkan" akan menjadikan kita jahat
dan munafik. Jahat karena kita akan menghalalkan segala cara untuk
mendapatkan apa yang kita inginkan. Munafik karena kita bisa
memanipulasi hal-hal rohani untuk kepentingan kita! Sebaliknya,
dengan menggunakan perspektif Allah dalam setiap aspek kehidupan
yaitu "apa yang dapat aku berikan", hidup kita akan jauh lebih
berbahagia. Karena kita sedang meniru Allah melalui Tuhan Yesus,
yang telah memberikan diri-Nya untuk kebahagiaan sejati manusia.
Bukankah hidup ini akan lebih menyenangkan, bahkan Tuhan pun
merasa senang, bila melihat anak-anak-Nya mempraktikkan belas
kasih Allah kepada sesamanya.

e-SH versi web: http://www.sabda.org/publikasi/sh/2011/03/05/
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Ayat Alkitab: http://alkitab.sabda.org/?Lukas+14:1-11

Lukas 14:1-11

1 Pada suatu hari Sabat Yesus datang ke rumah salah seorang pemimpin
dari orang-orang Farisi untuk makan di situ. Semua yang hadir
mengamat-amati Dia dengan saksama.
2 Tiba-tiba datanglah seorang yang sakit busung air berdiri di
hadapan-Nya.
3 Lalu Yesus berkata kepada ahli-ahli Taurat dan orang-orang Farisi
itu, kata-Nya: "Diperbolehkankah menyembuhkan orang pada hari
Sabat atau tidak?"
4 Mereka itu diam semuanya. Lalu Ia memegang tangan orang sakit itu
dan menyembuhkannya dan menyuruhnya pergi.
5 Kemudian Ia berkata kepada mereka: "Siapakah di antara kamu yang
tidak segera menarik ke luar anaknya atau lembunya kalau
terperosok ke dalam sebuah sumur, meskipun pada hari Sabat?"
6 Mereka tidak sanggup membantah-Nya.
7 Karena Yesus melihat, bahwa tamu-tamu berusaha menduduki
tempat-tempat kehormatan, Ia mengatakan perumpamaan ini kepada
mereka:
8 "Kalau seorang mengundang engkau ke pesta perkawinan, janganlah
duduk di tempat kehormatan, sebab mungkin orang itu telah
mengundang seorang yang lebih terhormat dari padamu,
9 supaya orang itu, yang mengundang engkau dan dia, jangan datang
dan berkata kepadamu: Berilah tempat ini kepada orang itu. Lalu
engkau dengan malu harus pergi duduk di tempat yang paling rendah.
10 Tetapi, apabila engkau diundang, pergilah duduk di tempat yang
paling rendah. Mungkin tuan rumah akan datang dan berkata
kepadamu: Sahabat, silakan duduk di depan. Dan dengan demikian
engkau akan menerima hormat di depan mata semua tamu yang lain.
11 Sebab barangsiapa meninggikan diri, ia akan direndahkan dan
barangsiapa merendahkan diri, ia akan ditinggikan."


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diskusi di Facebook Grup e-Santapan Harian, dengan bahan-bahan
renungan Santapan Harian yang diterbitkan oleh Persekutuan Pembaca
Alkitab (PPA). Diskusi akan dilaksanakan pada hari Selasa - Kamis (8 -
10 Maret 2011) pada jam 08.00 s/d. 09.00 WIB. Bagi Anda yang belum
bergabung dengan Facebook Grup e-Santapan Harian, silakan berkunjung
ke < http://fb.sabda.org/group/sh >. Mari kita bersaat teduh bersama
dan saling berbagi berkat melalui Facebook Grup e-Santapan Harian.
Tuhan Yesus memberkati.
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Friday, March 04, 2011

Virtualizing the Campus Data Center

Reducing servers in the data center through virtualization saved so
much money for Loyola University Chicago that the move paid for itself
almost before the project was complete. At another Chicago
institution, Saint Xavier University, annual virtualization savings
from energy cuts and less hardware is estimated at some $7,500 a
year--including not just a smaller utility bill, but fewer software
licenses and greater efficiency.

Saint Xavier's 'Green Angle'
And, by reducing the overall server load, virtualization has brought
an added benefit: Regardless of the original reasons for the
downsizing, the much-unappreciated campus data center may well get a
PR boost for "going green."

"It did help to mention the green angle" in proposing Saint Xavier's
data center revamp, according to Dan Lichter, director of data and
network infrastructure at Saint Xavier.

The university, an independent Catholic institution in Chicago with
5,000-plus students, had launched an office of sustainability, and
dormitory buildings had gotten awards for green steps. "There was an
overall [environmental] tone, and the timing was right," he said, "for
both the whole country and for higher ed--there is a lot of attention
and thought being put to [energy efficiency issues] right now."

That attitude helped foster appreciation for the change and an
attitude of cooperation at Saint Xavier when the data center was
briefly down during the move.

Saint Xavier's revamp was begun in late 2008 with the virtualization
of some servers. "We went down from 50 or so to 20," Lichter said. "It
increased efficiency as well as reliability, so it was a win-win." The
original driver for the change was the need to make the university's
data center more reliable and to update the power and cooling system
to keep up with demand.

The following year, Saint Xavier's success story enabled the
university to make another energy reduction move, downsizing an
eight-year-old UPS device that handled all of the data center's
servers. With fewer servers to support, it was a good time to move to
a more efficient UPS that brought a 30 percent reduction in power
usage with little power loss, Lichter said. Additional downsizing is
planned that will address several more physical servers in the data
center.

In terms of a hard total return on investment measurement, Lichter
said, the payoff for the new servers is perhaps two years. Calculating
out from the late 2008 project, he estimated that the new servers have
probably paid for themselves by now through more efficient use of
power.

Each new server in the Saint Xavier data center costs about $15,000,
including hardware, software licensing (including Windows and backup
software), and configuration. That figure doesn't include storage
costs, which are additional and shouldn't be overlooked, Lichter said.
Much of the software cost for new servers, he pointed out, can be
saved by migrating existing software such as Windows to the new
hardware. Saint Xavier uses VMWare for virtualization, and the cost of
that license is included in Lichter's estimate.

The reduction in software licensing costs due to the reduced number of
servers was another savings for Saint Xavier. "That's a benefit we
didn't [anticipate] originally, but is easily quantifiable," Lichter
said. "SQL Server [licensing alone] would have been prohibitively
costly."

There are other important benefits to a virtualization project,
Lichter pointed out--ones that are more difficult to measure than
straight energy savings. "People need to keep in mind the intangible
benefits like speed, flexibility, and reliability," he said, that come
with a revamped data center. He and his staff sleep better at night
knowing the data center is properly equipped, and that "our end users
... are all happier. We can get them what they need faster than ever
before."

While Saint Xavier has some monitoring and notification abilities
through the UPS and cooling systems, Lichter said that it was only
during the data center downsizing that he learned about software for
tracking energy efficiency, available free from the United States
Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy. "Taking
advantage of those features is underway," Lichter said. "It's a
learning curve."

A final big benefit from the project is that Lichter now works much
more closely with the campus facilities team. "I have learned a lot
more about electricity than I ever thought I would [during this
project.] And my counterpart has learned about how to cool servers.
That's been a big return." For example, the two teams are now working
on incorporating fire alarm notifications into the network
infrastructure notification systems. If a fire panel is
malfunctioning, software can notify the facilities team.

Loyola's Savings and Increased Flexibility
At Loyola University, another Chicago institution, energy savings was
a side benefit of virtualization, "but to be honest, the real driver
was the flexibility virtualization afforded us," according to Loyola
University's Dan Vonder Heide, director for infrastructure services.
The university started its virtualization program in 2007 and has been
"going strong ever since," he said. "We've really shifted the way we
look at server allocation."

The main reasons for virtualization included flexibility and
redundancy, confirmed Jeffrey Apa, who is the server operations and
data center manager at Loyola, as well as reducing the physical
footprint, which in turn translates into energy savings.

Loyola has long had green initiatives in place, including
energy-efficient buildings and a bio-diesel program, along with an
award from the state of Illinois for designing an energy efficient
space. In line with that ideology, the university proposed an entire
new data center design in 2007, constructed around the idea of being
more efficient.

Cost savings due to energy reductions were realized almost instantly.
"As soon as we put in a virtual server, there was an immediate savings
within a week," Apa said.

The university's primary data center, at 2,000 square feet, currently
has some 360 servers, 60 percent of them virtual. With virtualization,
Loyola estimated it's saving 350 percent over previous costs per each
fully utilized server, Vonder Heide said. That's based on the cost of
each blade or server and on the fact that the university typically
fits 30 virtual guest servers on each physical server and has been
able to reduce energy consumption by at least 5.32 kVA (kilo-volt
amperes, a unit of power) for each physical server box implemented.

"The savings are pretty straightforward," Vonder Heide said. "And that
doesn't even take into account smaller footprint and resulting energy
savings," Apa pointed out, as well as software savings from a reduced
number of software licenses.

Reducing energy usage is "just part of our culture," Apa said. "We
have 15,000 students who are always making sure we're doing the right
thing." The virtual data center, he added, fits right in with items at
Loyola that get much more publicity, such as energy-conscious
buildings and the university's bookless library. "Any university that
hasn't invested in virtualization is missing out on an opportunity,"
Apa said.

About the Author

Linda Briggs is a freelance writer based in San Diego, Calif. She can
be reached at lbriggs@lindabriggs.com.

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Five ways IT pros can use social media to propel the business forward

By Toni Bowers | March 2, 2011, 5:39 AM PST

I hear a lot from IT managers who get ticked off a little by the emphasis in media circles about the need for innovative thinking in IT. None of them deny the need, but most of them exist in reactive mode, and wouldn't have the time to innovate even if they had the resources.

So along comes commercialized IT — smartphones and social media — and managing a company's IT feels like cat herding. It becomes a dichotomy. IT folks, who love technology, almost resent the rate and manner in which new technology is hitting them.

In other words, the lines between business and personal communication are being blurred. So, as an IT pro, how do you navigate and leverage these new modes of communication and continue to keep both legal and the business happy?

I spoke to Len Couture, Managing Director, and Corinne Sklar, Vice President of Marketing, for Bluewolf.com, an agile business transformation company in New York City about this topic. They provided five tips for IT pros for letting social communication propel your business forward.

Embrace change. The younger and older generations have quite different views regarding what's appropriate and what's not. For example, many younger workers think that it's fine to send a thank you note via a text message. Older workers may be horrified by this. However, it's interesting to note that even more senior workers think it's fine to send a thank you note via email - which the generation before them would have frowned on. So things change.

Be open to changing hierarchical structures. There's a major generational difference when it comes to attitudes toward hierarchies. The older generation is accustomed to more rigid hierarchical structure, while the generation born on the web came up at time when hierarchies weren't really in vogue. So while they might not think anything of texting the CEO, for the "old school," this kind of casual interaction with top leadership wouldn't happen. More flat structured communications, however, can drive innovation and keep leadership keenly in touch with the pulse of the organization.

Help your organization understand the power of interpersonal communication: Current events in Egypt are an excellent case in how communication has fundamentally changed because of social media. In Egypt, the communication swelled and hit 'critical mass.' This wouldn't have happened ten years ago, because someone would have intervened and altered the message before it hit critical mass. If social communication can overthrow dictators, imagine what it can do for your company.

Lead social communication innovation internally: There's no point in standing in the way of these changes - those who do will find themselves left behind. CIOs and IT pros should embrace these changes and - if they want to really stand out - lead the innovation. This can be accomplished by influencing how these changes in communication are used from day-to-day. First, you figure out how it impacts the business, and then develop a strategy to embrace it. A good example of this may be found in how businesses are leveraging Chatter.com to harness their creative power and drive innovation.

Demonstrate the value of collaborative communication: To get buy in for IT-led communication innovation, get your key business stakeholders' buy-in by showing how increasingly open communication will benefit the company by facilitating higher quality, more efficient communication.

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Monday, February 28, 2011

Five tips for using PowerPoint 2010 for online training

By Katherine Murray | February 25, 2011, 11:30 AM PST

PowerPoint 2010 includes a great new broadcast feature that enables you to host virtual training sessions live on the Web, based on a PowerPoint presentation you create. The broadcasting is just part of the picture for successful training, though. This article introduces some ideas to help you engage your participants and improve your training over time.

1: Plan for engagement

Think back to the best training session you've ever attended. What were the key elements? Chances are, the content was covered in bite-size chunks; there were plenty of illustrations to add color and visual interest; and the trainer kept you awake by asking questions, telling stories, and making the training relevant to your work or life. When you're offering online training, you don't have the benefit of seeing whether your participants are actually paying attention. Sure, if you're having a conference call you can hear who "seems" to be there and who isn't, but how do you know folks aren't just playing Solitaire while you talk?

Create your presentation in such a way that you introduce key concepts and then break for questions and answers or some other kind of group involvement. Break it up and keep folks awake and engaged. It's just too easy to zone out staring at a browser full of never-ending bullet points.

2: Broadcast your presentation over the Web

The broadcast capabilities of PowerPoint enable you to share your presentation in a browser window with anyone who has Web access. They don't even have to have PowerPoint. To broadcast the finished presentation, click the File tab in PowerPoint 2010 and click Save & Send. Click Broadcast Slideshow (twice, actually) and the screen shown in Figure A appears. When you click Start Broadcast, you are given a link you can email to all those who will be participating in the online training. At the designated time, just send the link (perhaps along with handouts you've prepared) and the fun begins!

Starting a presentation broadcast in PowerPoint 2010.

3: Connect by voice, too

One of the current limitations of PowerPoint 2010's broadcast capabilities is that you don't get any audio or video feeds with your broadcast. You can page through the slides as you normally would, but your narration or video pieces will be missing. Be sure to set up a conference call alongside your broadcast presentation so that you can talk people through the process you're presenting to the group.

4: Prepare handouts in advance

PowerPoint makes it easy for you to prepare handouts to go along with your virtual presentation. You can send handouts — complete with slide miniatures and slide notes — to participants in advance so that they can ask questions as the training unfolds or keep the information to refer to later. To prepare your handouts in PowerPoint 2010, click the File tab, click Save & Send, and click Create Handouts. Then, click the Create Handouts button. In the Send To Microsoft Word dialog box, choose the page layout style you want and click OK.

Choose the type of layout you want for the handouts you create.

5: Link to your site for follow-up

After you complete your online training, send a follow-up message that gives participants a way to leave feedback. You may want to post a survey on your site (where you can also make the presentation available, if you like), offer a downloadable questionnaire, or create a discussion forum so that trainees can continue the conversation. Take any suggestions you receive to heart and fine-tune the presentation so that it gets better and better over time.


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