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In a survey, 81% of UK businesses already anticipate widespread industry disruption from quantum by 2030.
The regular computer may be chugging along, but quantum is growing at exponential speed, solving problems in no time.

What is Quantum Computing?

Instead of old binary bits, quantum computing uses qubits to process information.

While classical computing takes things step-by-step, quantum can do a whole set of calculations at the same time! Almost like having a whole team of math wizards working on a problem all at once.

Quantum computing is like the Usain Bolt of computing 🙂 For example, quantum computing can help optimise the routes of transportation fleets, simulate the behaviour of molecules to discover new drugs, and accurately predict financial market outcomes. It still is in its early stages and is rapidly advancing.

Cybersecurity Risks with Quantum Computing

Quantum computing also brings new risks, particularly in the realm of cybersecurity, where critical forms of cryptography will be vulnerable to quantum cyber hacking.

For instance, quantum computers can break encryption methods that were previously thought to be uncrackable by traditional computers, because of the quantum computing’s ability to solve problems at lightning speeds.  So if we are not careful, quantum computing could leave us with a lot of sensitive data that’s about as secure as a toothpick holding up a boulder.

Opportunities with Quantum Computing

It’s not just the potential for disruption that makes quantum computing so exciting. It’s the range of use cases that are already being explored. From fast-tracking clinical trials in the healthcare industry to optimising logistics, supply chain, and travel in the transportation sector, quantum is revolutionising processes and reaching new markets.

How to prepare for the quantum revolution?

1. Explore the intersection of quantum and strategic business goals, as well as ongoing digital transformation efforts.
2. Assess your organisation’s readiness and create a pilot team to gauge where quantum computing could enhance future products, services, and operations.
3. Strengthen cyber defences and plan the deployment of quantum-resilient encryption technology.
4. Develop a quantum ecosystem of partners to successfully develop your quantum play. And finally, scan the horizon for quantum disruption and monitor progress and breakthroughs in the field.

Here is a reference from Healthcare industry https://www.clinicaltrialsarena.com/news/qci-ipq-trial-outcomes/

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Jane Ferrier