Three ways to make your business quantum-ready.

The hype around quantum computing is real–as is the potential for quantum to transform the way we use complex computational techniques to fuel more informed business decisions.

But it may be years before quantum processors are readily available.

Is there anything that can be done in the meantime to position your business to take advantage of this game-changing technology?

The answer is an unequivocal YES and this Executive Brief outlines three ways you can prepare your business today to be ready for quantum tomorrow.

Three Ways to Make your Business Quantum Ready

What Does Quantum Ready Mean?

Everyone’s buzzing about getting quantum ready, focused on how soon quantum can help their business and what value they can expect.

Unfortunately, too many are focused on the when and why for pure quantum, as if quantum will take over from classical computing for a majority of their production processing.

That’s not the case.

Will there be pure-quantum computing applications? Absolutely. For very specific problem solving scenarios.

Do we have to wait for pure quantum to gather value from quantum computing? No. It’s not a binary, ready or not ready, technology deployment.

Does quantum ready have a standard industry definition? Not really. As with all emerging markets, everyone has their own perception, at least for a while until the market begins to mature and converge.

What Do Vendors Mean When They Say Quantum Ready?

That depends. I know, we say that too often in quantum, as with all emerging technology sectors. The most used definition is that being ready for quantum means it’s ready to run on a quantum computer. Or an organization is ready to use a quantum computer to its advantage. Some use the term to mean being ready for the potential cyberattacks that a quantum computer could create thanks to its power to break cryptography techniques used today. Quantum ready can also refer to the extensive training and education demanded by hardware vendors’ software development kits to even be able to begin to write a quantum program.

Regardless, the simple definition is that quantum ready means exactly what it says – something that is ready for quantum computing.

Here at QCi, we have an extended meaning  –  embracing both classical and quantum processing and how to apply quantum techniques to either of them, or across a hybrid architecture.

What is Quantum Ready in Qatalyst™?

QCi believes that quantum approaches and techniques can be applied to classical processing to capture business value today. Instead of focusing purely on quantum for quantum’s sake, our technologists focused on applying quantum techniques to classical and quantum computing. Qatalyst is designed to create a seamless bridge between the two, harnessing quantum power immediately within classical systems,

Qatalyst is designed to solve complex constrained optimization problems, as well as graph problems like community detection, using both classical and quantum computing. All of its API function calls, mathematical functions, processing flows, data transformations and computational intelligence are designed to run as quantum ready across both types of systems.

A few examples include;

We aren’t waiting for pure quantum to provide value that’s quantum ready.  We provide it right now, by applying quantum ready techniques to classical systems, even as we provide a seamless bridge to quantum systems if and when they are needed.

The Bottom Line

Quantum ready only has value if it provides solutions today. Otherwise it’s waiting for pure quantum systems that can:

Quantum ready classical approaches offer a path to value today, with a seamless bridge to more and more value tomorrow, through hybrid and pure quantum systems.

In that world, we start winning with quantum ready, right now. Regardless of the specific hardware we are using.