Quantum market awareness at the top of the stack spurs business innovation to capitalize on anticipated systems innovations

Key findings

Customer engagement increases

Services vendors have increasingly shifted their focus and activities from engineering teams to IT shops, deploying workshops for “ideation” sessions designed to outline critical business pain points. IT decision makers can then tie business needs to certain algorithms once quantum performance specifications have been achieved. To date, activity persists primarily in the financial services, healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors.

Infusing legacy applications with quantum insights will not pose a major hurdle

Prioritizing use cases and mapping them against the viability of current and future quantum system performance poses a greater challenge than actual integration. Numerous firms, including startups, are working on the standard building blocks for these integrations. Basic API connections into legacy applications will allow for the quick exploitation of quantum-generated insights once the science and engineering yields system performance capable of executing the algorithm with the appropriate speed and accuracy.

Logical or virtual circuits build on years of lessons learned in the industry

Logical circuits decouple algorithm development from the actual systems. Noisy quantum systems operate similar to a carbureted combustion engine with various tuning deployed to optimize the actual quantum circuits for the specific application. In addition to heavily capitalized vendors such as IBM and Microsoft, numerous startups such as QCWare, 1QBit, Zapata and Cambridge Quantum Computing have materialized, specializing in quantum algorithm development. Some, such as QCWare, provide a brokering platform to distribute the algorithm workload requests to a multitude of different cloud-based quantum systems as they come online.

TBR’s Quantum Computing Market Landscape, which is global in scope, deep dives into the quantum computing-related initiatives of key players in the space. It lays out the vendor landscape, details current leaders and laggards, and discusses the differing strategies of vendors in the market. The report discusses alliances as well as the tie-ins between quantum computing vendors and their nonquantum computing counterparts. Predictions around use cases and workloads that will benefit initially from quantum computing are explored as well as current customer sentiment around the technology.

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