NICE Actimize Positioned As Overall Technology Leader in the 2020 Quadrant Knowledge Trade Surveillance & Monitoring Report


NICE Actimize, a NICE (Nasdaq: NICE) business, has been ranked by global advisory and consulting firm Quadrant Knowledge Solutions as the overall global Technology Leader in its report titled “SPARK Matrix™: Trade Surveillance and Monitoring, 2020”. The Quadrant Knowledge Solutions research report, which provided competitive analysis and a ranking of 9 global trade surveillance vendors in the form of its proprietary SPARK Matrix, scored NICE Actimize highest across Technology Excellence and Customer Impact performance metrics.


The Quadrant Knowledge report, in positioning NICE Actimize and its SURVEIL-X Holistic Surveillance Suite as the leader, cited numerous strengths, noting, “NICE Actimize product strategy and roadmap is centered around the themes of complete coverage, precision detection, and intelligent investigations. The company is making continued investment in AI and customer-enabled, self-development tools for both traditional and ML-based models. With the focus on providing proactive surveillance, the company continues to enhance its automation capability

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Activision’s ‘Call of Duty’ Surpasses 110 Million Monthly Players, Mostly on PC

Over 110 million people worldwide drop into Activision Blizzard’s “Call of Duty” game each month, triple what the franchise recorded last year.

Activision announced in recent earnings that “Call of Duty” currently has 111 million monthly active users. Most of these players were on computers — Activision Chief Operating Officer Daniel Alegre said during an earnings call that the PC “Call of Duty” player base is now ten times larger than third quarter last year.

“Call of Duty” is available on the PS4, Xbox One, PC and released a mobile spin-off, “Call of Duty Mobile,” last October. “Call of Duty Mobile” has been downloaded over 300 million times since its release, Activision President Rob Kostich said, noting the game was recently approved in Chinese app stores. Mobile gaming is dominant in China and across Asia, and Activision is looking to capitalize on that.

“In terms of future growth, we do

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An Enlightened Future with AI

The year of 2020 has proved to be a challenging year defined mostly across the world by a global pandemic and as a result an increasing shift towards digital.

The decisions that we make now and in the near future will set the tone for the rest of the decade including how AI may develop and how we will use it. It will require enlightened leadership to maximise the benefit for human society.

This article is focused on providing a moment of reflection in terms of where we are and where we are going from a policy and philosophical perspective and to serve as a prelude to a more technical article on the next generation of AI that will follow.

Positive use case potential for AI includes the fight against Covid -19. For example The Lancet published an article authored by Zhou et al. entitled “Artificial Intelligence in COVID-19 drug

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Emergency care doctors not getting sufficient ‘down time’ — ScienceDaily

A survey of more than 4,000 UK emergency care doctors has shown that they need more support to recover from work pressures between shifts.

Published today in the BMJ Open, the study highlighted how the doctors’ ‘need for recovery’ was higher than anything recorded in previous studies of a similar nature — and could be helped by factors such as reducing the number of antisocial shift patterns and improving access to leave.

Led by a newly formed Trainee Emergency Research Network, sponsored by University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust (UHPNT), and with collaboration from the University of Plymouth and the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, the research asked a total of 4,247 doctors in emergency departments from 112 NHS Trusts around the UK to complete a validated Need for Recovery (NFR) Scale. This 11-item questionnaire assesses how work affects inter-shift recovery, with items compiled to form a score between 0

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Texas schools taxed by technology needs of virtual students

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Chloe Gonzalez is 9 years old. She loves math and science, and is a talented writer. But since March, she has fallen behind.

“Because of the pandemic, my daughter wasn’t able to go back to school,” parent Monica Maldonado said. “Then we had other struggles as far as getting her a good computer, internet. So some of the struggles then were technology. Because of the financial struggles, it was difficult to get something. “

Maldonado said her family became overwhelmed and stressed while on the waiting list for some of these items.

“I wasn’t prepared to buy my 9-year-old a computer,” she said. “I’m not the only one. Personally, I’ve seen people close to me. Family, friends, they’re just struggling, too, there are so many of us on a waiting list. “

At first, she had no technology. Then off a waiting list, the Maldonados got

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Tactile Systems Technology, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results; Provides Updated Full Year 2020 Outlook

Third Quarter Revenue Decreased 1% Year-Over-Year; Flat Year-Over-Year on an Operational Basis

First Nine Months Revenue Decreased 3% Year-over-Year; Flat Year-over-Year on an Operational Basis

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Tactile Systems Technology, Inc. (“Tactile Medical”) (Nasdaq: TCMD), a medical technology company focused on developing medical devices for the at-home treatment of chronic diseases, today reported financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2020.

Third Quarter 2020 Summary:

  • Total revenue decreased 1% year-over-year, to $49.1 million, compared to $49.6 million in third quarter 2019.

    • Excluding the contribution to third quarter 2019 revenue related to the Company’s adoption of ASC 842, third quarter 2020 revenue reflects a flat year-over-year change on an operational basis.

    • Revenue for the third quarter of 2020 was negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Operating income of $1.8 million, compared to operating income of $3.2 million in third quarter 2019.

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Rocket Lab’s next launch will deliver 30 satellites to orbit — and a 3D-printed gnome from Gabe Newell

Rocket Lab’s next mission will put dozens of satellites into orbit using the launch company’s Kick Stage “space tug,” as well as a 3D-printed garden gnome from Valve Software’s Gabe Newell. The latter is a test of a new manufacturing technique, but also a philanthropic endeavor from the gaming industry legend.

Scheduled for no earlier than November 15 (or 16 at the New Zealand launch site), the as-yet-unnamed launch — Rocket Lab gives all of their missions cheeky names — will be the company’s “most diverse ever,” it said in a press release.

A total of 30 satellites will be deployed using Rocket Lab’s own Kick Stage deployment platform, which like other “space tugs” detaches from the second stage once a certain preliminary orbit is reached and then delivers its payloads each at their own unique trajectory. That’s the most individual satellites every taken up at once by Rocket Lab.

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MaineHealth taps Boston Children’s physician with strong information technology background to lead its IT department

Daniel J. Nigrin, MD, is a pediatric endocrinologist who was drawn to the important role that technology plays in delivering world-class health care.

PORTLAND — MaineHealth, northern New England’s largest integrated health system, has selected a physician-information technology leader from Boston Children’s Hospital to lead its IT team.

Daniel J. Nigrin, MD, who is currently the senior vice president and chief information officer at Boston Children’s Hospital, has been chosen as chief information officer of MaineHealth. He will replace Abdul Bengali, who came to MaineHealth this past January as interim CIO shortly before Marci Dunn, the health system’s previous CIO, passed away after a long illness.

“In Dan we get an experienced and knowledgeable physician-executive with strong credentials as an information technology leader,” said Richard Petersen, president of MaineHealth.

Nigrin has been with Boston Children’s since 1995, shortly after completing medical school and his residency at Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins University

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Godfall System Requirements Hint At Demanding Next-Gen PC Games

Frankly, that’s shocking. I don’t remember the last time that I’ve seen a game that requires 12 GB of RAM at a minimum or a game that demanded a GTX 1060 (which is still a pretty powerful modern GPU) just to run. While it’s true that neither the minimum nor recommended requirements will require you to purchase the latest and greatest GPUs and CPUs, you’re seemingly going to need a gaming PC that’s only a few years “old” to run the game at all.

So are Godfall‘s specs a preview of what kind of PC you’re going to need to get through at least the next few years of gaming? Maybe, but some are already speculating that these requirements have more to do with Godfall‘s PC port than the future of gaming.

Again, these are incredibly high requirements that were revealed relatively late in relation to Godfall‘s

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Body camera video shows Fred Williams jumping a fence, holding a gun when he was shot by deputy

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department late Friday released footage of the fatal shooting of Fred Williams III, who was killed during a foot chase in Willowbrook this month in what marked the first deputy shooting captured on department-issued body cameras.



a group of palm trees: L.A. County Sheriff's Department officials on Friday released body camera and security footage of the fatal deputy shooting of Fred Williams III. (Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department)


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L.A. County Sheriff’s Department officials on Friday released body camera and security footage of the fatal deputy shooting of Fred Williams III. (Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department)

Sheriff’s officials released an 11-minute briefing that included body camera footage, security video and radio communications from the incident. The disclosure came after Williams’ family reviewed the footage with the captain of the Century station, where the deputy involved was assigned. The agency rolled out body cameras there and at four other stations this month.

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The footage from Oct. 16 shows Williams, 25, on top of a garden shed, holding a gun while jumping

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