Will quantum computing ever make sense for the channel?

Will quantum computing ever make sense for the channel?

Quantum computing is predicted to impact multiple aspects of the IT environment, from power consumption to data generation to classical computing tie-ins.

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Despite having been in development for decades, quantum computing largely remains the domain of researchers and scientists, with commonplace commercial use cases still a far-off prospect for IT providers that may one day want to ply their trade in the quantum realm.

However, this might finally be changing, with industry analyst firm Technology Business Research (TBR) suggesting that the quantum computing market will evolve from research-centric to commercial use cases as the technology reaches “quantum advantage” within the next four years.

Once this occurs, the analyst firm suggests, developments will be rapid and organisations with the foundation built to take advantage of quantum computing will quickly reap the rewards of their early investments.

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