The report from Omdia shows that there are more quantum computing adopters in the financial services sector than any other.
Of the 70 adopters in the study (
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), 14 worked in financial services, nine in the public sector and life sciences, seven in aerospace and defense and six each in manufacturing and automotive.
The financial services organizations are experimenting with quantum computing for applications such as fraud detection and portfolio optimization. Organizations in the report include AXA, HSBC, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Mastercard and Wells Fargo.
Large governmental and academic institutions and large public companies are typically the main types of adopters for quantum computing. These types of organizations typically have more than 10,000 employees.
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The report also covers the most important vendor announcements from the last quarter, most of which were by hardware- and software-focused vendors rather than services-oriented vendors.
“For services-focused firms, consulting and system integration activities may be comparatively more ‘commoditized’ and undifferentiated than either hardware- or software-focused activities; hence, it is harder to justify making public announcements,” said report author Sam Lucero, Omdia quantum computing chief analyst.
Notable announcements from the fourth quarter included IBM Quantum announcing its 433-qubit Osprey processor, among many other introductions made at the annual IBM Quantum Summit.
Most announcements were related to activity in the aerospace, automotive, energy and finance sectors.
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