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Bertrand Copigneaux

Consultant, IDATE Labs. Business Unit / Emerging Tech

The nascent and still little-known branch of computer science, quantum computing is poised to revolutionise traditional computing by using quantum phenomena. The aim is to employ this science to design a new breed of supercomputer to solve specific problems.

This vastly increased computational power will have a tremendous impact in the arena of cybersecurity, as it will take these computers less than a second to decrypt a password of 10 characters or fewer. For now, however, this technology still appears to be a thing of the future: according to the Quantum Computing report from IDATE DigiWorld, these new supercomputers will not be fully operational for another 10 years.

Which is not preventing industry heavyweights like Google, Microsoft and IBM – which have a strategic stake in quantum computing’s development – from investing in the technology. IBM reports having recently made a decisive leap forward in its development, by achieving a very high quantum volume.

The United Nations have also embraced this budding phenomenon, earmarking more than 8 billion USD in public spending on quantum computing worldwide.

IDATE DigiWorld’s Quantum Computing report analyses the current status and future outlook for quantum computing, and explores the potential applications and benefits of this new approach. Particular focus is given to the possible impact on the future of cybersecurity and telecommunications.

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