Sir Bob Geldof, long a proponent of simplifying technology and affording its access to those less fortunate, has taken on a new cause in recent times, promoting cloud computing as a way to revolutionise technology and deliver computing access to those who might not otherwise be able to use it.
Geldof asserted that cloud computing would make it easier for those stuck behind the times - especially the administrations of poorer nations - to get up to speed and level the playing field when it came to their computing prowess.
He will also reportedly petition the UK government to emphasise the importance of the technology, and how it can enable both business and the public sector, while concurrently simplifying network technologies.
"We are going to try and explain to government how over-complex systems will fall over and how there is technology available that gives them what they want," Geldof told Reseller New Zealand.
"The necessity of the economy is to reduce. So the government will have to probably spend less on over-complex systems and be forced to look for simplicity," he said. "Education is a sector that is floundering because the system imposed on administration and teachers by the government is over-complex."
Geldof famously has kept his ventures into the tech world very simple, carrying a basic mobile phone as opposed to a more complication smart phone device, as well as dismissing email technologies as interfering with everyday life and alternative communications.
His championing of cloud computing speaks volumes to the simplicity of the technologies and its enabling capabilities.
Written by Jason Morton