Follow the Yellow Brick Road: The Building Blocks of Quantum Computing

Follow the Yellow Brick Road: The Building Blocks of Quantum Computing

This IDC Perspective provides an overview of quantum computing technologies currently under development and available to organizations interested in beginning their quantum computing journey. These quantum computing technologies include superconducting, photonic, trapped ion, and spin-based quantum computers, as well as the quantum and digital annealers. Also included in this IDC Perspective is a brief introduction to quantum computing infrastructure as a service (QC IaaS) and quantum computing platform as a service (QC PaaS)."Quantum computing is a future industry and infrastructure disruptor for organizations looking to solve complex problems, which result in a business value. Many organizations are already experimenting with its potential," said Heather West, senior research analyst, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms, and Technologies at IDC. "Organizations interested in exploiting this technology should start experimenting with it today."

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Executive Snapshot
Situation Overview
"We're Not in Kansas Anymore!"
"That's the Horse of a Different Color You've Heard Tell About"
Quantum Gate Computers
Superconducting Transmon Quantum Computers
Photonic Quantum Computers
Trapped Ion Quantum Computers
Spin-Based Quantum Computers
Quantum-Inspired Computing Systems: Quantum and Digital Annealers
"Courage! What Have They Got That I Ain't Got?"
"Somewhere Over the Rainbow "
Advice for the Technology Buyer
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