(PC-Tablet.com) The “cloud” is fast becoming the “quantum cloud,” or rather quantum computing is presenting as the next level for cloud computing to manifest. There are essentially three current hopes around the quantum cloud, from business’ point of view:
1) First, the old and constant pursuit of business: greater productivity from enhanced internal efficiencies. An easier cloud and faster quantum processing make for quicker and thus happier, more effective employees.
2) Second, business intelligence is anticipated to make a quantum leap of its own, too. Accelerated business intelligence is more than the prospect of staying ahead of the competition: it’s defining the landscape.
3) Third, quantum clouds are futuristic – only a minuscule percentage of businesses are aggressively investing in quantum cloud tech right now. However, they hope to glean an enviable competitive advantage and accelerated profitability by being the first in. By all rational and historical analysis, it’s most likely that they will. The results could in fact be profound; businesses willing to insist on and build cloud supercomputing power and intelligence might very well define business in the near future.
That said, quantum computing’s benefits can as easily be enjoyed by smaller concerns. For example, SME IT often deal with extrapolating the benefits of cloud computing as they do with straight cloud migrations. Indeed, seemingly small improvements derived of quantum computing can have a big impact on smaller concerns.
Cloud-based quantum computing is still a nascent technology, but current key industries investing with intent include the finance, security and manufacturing sectors. These industries have spotted something valuable there, and everyone else would do well to do their own homework, too.
Quantum clouds are still off most budgets, but they’re appearing more regularly.