A quantum computing arms race has taken hold of the IT industry, with Google recently claiming "quantum supremacy" in its efforts to take another step closer to the finish line.
In a peer-reviewed study, the technology giant recently claimed it had used a quantum computer to solve in minutes a complex problem that would take today's most powerful supercomputer thousands of years to crack.
Although quantum computing rival IBM unsurprisingly was quick to pour cold water on Google’s announcement, the breakthrough has been hailed as a milestone in what ultimately will transform not just the IT industry, but organisations and governments across the world.
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