Are Quantum Computers readily available?
Whilst there are organisations leading the way such as IBM, Microsoft and Google, to create the ability requires a great level of expertise and resources.
A preferred route for the majority of organisations at present is to pay for access to cloud based Quantum Computing through services offered by IBM, Google and Microsoft. In fact, IBM, Microsoft and Amazon have collaborated to increase research into this service, investing in the National Science Foundation (NSF).
IBM already offer this service supporting approximately 150 clients worldwide with access to their cloud-based Quantum Computing service. At present the offering allows access to a 65 Qubit Quantum Computer, by 2023 they aim to increase this to a 1000 Qubit computer.
In the UK the National Quantum Computing Centre (NQCC) represent a £93m investment over 5 years for the UK Research Initiative.