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Quantum Computing Planning for Technology General Managers

Published: 28 May 2019

ID: G00382666

Analyst(s): Martin Reynolds


Quantum computing will deliver great value in some applications, but the physics is expensive, the horizon is uncertain and the hype is abundant. So, what do technology general managers need to do? For now, all they might need to do is hire some team members with quantum physics experience.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Technology Investment Landscape
  • Press Hype — And Its Negative and Positive Effects
  • Recommendations
    • Consider Quantum Physicists in Your Plans for Future Product Manager Hires
    • Look for Supporting Opportunities in Organizations Investing in QC
    • Do Not Overinvest in Speculative QC Opportunities
    • Focus on Business Value, and Expect Results to Be at Least Five Years Out

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