NICE Recognized as a Robotic Process Automation Leader in Everest Group’s PEAK Matrix for Third Consecutive Year

NICE RPA receives top scores for market presence and capability and is lauded by clients appreciating continuous innovation via product vision and roadmap in the 2020 report

NICE (Nasdaq: NICE) today announced that it has been named a Leader in Everest Group’s Robotic Process Automation (RPA) PEAK Matrix® Technology Vendor Assessment 2020 report. NICE received the top score in market presence and capability for Robotic Desktop Automation/attended RPA, primarily driven by its large-scale deployments and enterprise license agreements. Click here to access a complimentary copy of the report.

NICE’s leadership positioning is the result of high scores in market impact and vision and capability as well as reference clients stating they “appreciate its product vision and roadmap, continuous innovation, flexibility of the client management team, and comprehensive features/functionalities of the platform.” The report also states “clients have indicated attended automation as its key strength and appreciate customizable callouts functionality

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Cyber Pirates Hit Global Shipping Industry Nearing Peak Season

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a crane next to a tall building: The MOL Experience container vessel is loaded as it sits at the HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA) in the port of Hamburg in Hamburg, Germany.


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The MOL Experience container vessel is loaded as it sits at the HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA) in the port of Hamburg in Hamburg, Germany.

Two key players in the global shipping industry are trying to restore computer networks and assess the damage from separate cyber attacks this week that are adding short-term complications to supply chains already straining ahead of peak season for consumer demand.

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The International Maritime Organization, a UN agency that serves as the industry’s regulator, said Thursday it suffered “a sophisticated cyber attack against the organization’s IT systems.” The breach affected its public website and internal systems, it said. The IMO’s web page remained down Friday morning in London.

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With Asana, JFrog, Palantir, Snowflake, Sumo and Unity, we’re in peak season for tech IPOs

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Pandemic numbers are looking better, it’s still a couple months before U.S. elections and a growing line of tech companies have already ventured out into public markets successfully this summer. Hard to imagine conditions beating the present any time soon, whether you’re traditionally banked, going with a direct listing or getting inside a SPAC vehicle.

We covered the frenzy this week with an eye toward what other startups can learn about the way these companies have arrived at this point. Here are the headlines for each, from Asana to Unity.

But first, consider this special episode of our Equity podcast from Wednesday, where the team reviews the news. And for a faster(ish) read, Extra Crunch subscribers should also check out Alex Wilhelm’s “super-long roundup” of

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