What we were thinking: The Enigma Gamers-A CATS Tale #7 of the Enigma Book Series-

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Teams don’t always see eye to eye

The R-Group was by design a closed family operation. Their role is to maintain information flows and help the cyber good guys win against the hackers and crackers. Julie and Juan’s team was recently formed and is a grittier team going to locations to dig up additional information.

The CATS team can leverage the information and help add information, but the perspective they bring is more hands on. In this way the digital footprint is one aspect which they can combine with what is seen and heard by those impacted […]

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

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Does the executive have the right focus?

In business, the sales pitch has to resonate with the executive or it falls on deaf ears.

In this portion of the story garnering approval is the driver. Mathias and Dutch may be one step behind or in the right place at the right time.

The two are quote a pair and are one huge thread of the story. The question is can you resonate with their antics or not?

The Enigma Source, 10th book in The Enigma Series is going to be released soon, but we need your input […]

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

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Family should be there for you always

Book 4 of The Enigma Series has some of our established characters reassessing their priorities in their lives and their situations. In particular we wanted to explore the support of two sisters who are independent, but not alone.

Julie is facing a horrible situation she never imagined possible, and yet it happened. When one is in shock and denial they often are afraid to turn to anyone and break their fragile hold on reality. Julie is a strong independent female who has strived her entire life to resolve her own […]

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

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Information is available everywhere

It is not surprising to think that when a call is placed these days that the origination may not be a secret. In the world of the R-Group, information is their specialty. Otto’s years of practice in knowing who and what as the conversation begins provides insight to the reader on the power of their information technology.

In this chapter we wanted to introduce the readers to a group investigating cryptocurrency and potentially the why of it. Blockchain technology and cryptocurrency is a direction being pursued by many but we suggest not necessarily […]

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

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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-

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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-

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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.


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 […]