What we were thinking: The Enigma Ignite #3 of the Enigma Book Series-

Author Insight –

When Old Meets New Expect Enhanced Power

Andrew is a seasoned telecommunications guru, one of the original works from home professionals. His home is in Georgia. Over time he remodeled a couple of the rooms into a data center.

Carlos is talented satellite communications expert who needed a new start in life. Andrew aka Andy has given it to Carlos. The data center has all the latest capabilities and connectivity nestled in the “rock-n-roll domain”.

Together they can exchange information and expand their skills with each offering and each receiving. Andy is no fool, and Carlos is […]

What we were thinking: The Enigma Source – #10 of the Enigma Book Series-

Author Insight –

Can you ever outrun your past?

For us, The Enigma Source is a way to look at the world situations from multiple viewpoints. In order to do this from the multiple perspectives we wanted to leverage one of our favorite technologists. Problem is that was her past not her present, at least that is want she thought.

Her new husband Andy was as friendly as welcoming as anyone in the south, until he feels his family is threatened. This is a man not to be trifled with on his property. You’ll need to read the story to […]

What we were thinking: The Enigma Rising #2 of the Enigma Book Series-

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From the jaws of defeat, victory…It could happen

Carlos and Juan have a cobbled together an operation made up of some rough characters that need to stay out of sight, for their good and yours. The business they have been in is simply not working so a collaborative discussion finds perhaps a new avenue.

These bad boys are willing to take risks to achieve their goals, but perhaps their out-of-the-box thinking will open up new avenues. It also could be a whole new way to get themselves killed. They are not completely legit but certainly not all […]

The Death of the CIO

Today’s conventional wisdom and strategy for the Chief Information Officer (CIO) is to go to the Cloud. The statement gets repeated every time a vendor wants to sell you their wares. I must admit that the arguments for going to the Cloud are compelling and in many cases quite seductive.

“On premises data infrastructure is not our core business…”

“I can substantially cut my CAPEX costs for Unified Communications by going to the Cloud…”

“Outsourcing non-essential services allows us to focus on our primary business which will drive a better ROI for the shareholders…”

“You’re not moving to […]

What we were thinking: The Enigma Dragon-A CATS Tale #9 of the Enigma Book Series-

Author Insight –

The Blame: It’s not always your fault

Jamie as originally introduced in Gamers (The 1st CATS Tale). He is an opportunistic man with good skills, but underlying guilt which seems to harm his success. He is an Irish lad who can’t seem to out-distance his heartache. He has had great ups and perilous downs. We wanted a chance to further develop this character and see if others on the CATS team could help him reach his potential.

Ernesto is the mentor we decided might just be up to the challenge. He is smart, experienced, and level headed.

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What we were thinking: The Enigma Broker #8 of the Enigma Book Series-

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History might just repeat itself

Wolfgang is a seasoned financial professional who practically eats numbers morning, noon, and night. He possesses an amazing recall of past events to relate to behaviors today. He and Quip sometimes have opposing views which could be attributed to generational differences or jaded perspectives.

In this portion of the story the changes in the commodities market, focusing on oil at this point, is coming into question. Wolfgang outlines how one could game a very established system to cause radical results in the commodities market.

His logical presentation of his point of view […]

What we were thinking: The Enigma Stolen #5 of the Enigma Book Series-

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A new puppeteer with the same strings

Dmitry is as demanding as every other male Zara has ever encountered. The more powerful the position held, she found the more demanding and arrogant the requests.

Zara’s character complexities are a result of her early years and the interactions with dubious characters. At this point in her evolution she is a risk taker and driven for her own success. She tries to hide her weaknesses from those who would try to use them to their advantage.

Dmitry has evolved into more of an egotistical maniac and is certain no […]

What we were thinking: The Enigma Factor #1 of the Enigma Book Series-

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Opportunity, but who’s is it?

Ah the confidence of young! Once you have earned your “stripes” in the world no one can deceive you, right? Jacob, a brilliant programmer and code tester has lived a relatively sheltered life. He’s in the middle of NYC, yet his social skills have not had the same attention as his programming skills. Respect and kindness to others is different from trust.

Having a curious and open mind while making certain you do not let people too far in, is one of the main attributes of Jacob. We try to explore his […]

What we were thinking: The Enigma Always #6 of the Enigma Book Series-

Author Insight –

Who has the best deal?

These are powerful men that at times are adversaries or at the very least comfortable using one another. They are both particularly good at bending those in lessor positions in their respective spheres of influence to their wills.

They bicker like children fighting over a toy. While their insults are like salve over their ever fragile egos.

In this portion of the story they are seriously trying to one-up each other. It might make you wonder who will win this contest of which door holds the real diamonds and which one will […]

What we were thinking: The Enigma Wraith #4 of the Enigma Book Series-

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All laughter aside

Quip and Jacob have been chasing their solution to a dynamic problem. They have been working around the clock so are a bit punchy when Petra walks in.

They go back and forth with some obviously male one upmanship comments and gags, but showing their accomplishments and how close they are coming to finding a solution is really big.

Have you felt that way after a long hard slugfest to get to the goals. Do you ever celebrate early.

Take a read of these antics and read the book for the total thrill and […]