The August Socitm President's Report is now available.

A beta version of the Newham PSMP (Public Sector Mobile Portal) has been released. Either Text 'newham' to 80010 and you'll be sent a link that you can simply click on to launch the portal, or just type the address '' into your phone's browser.

This is a service specifically designed for, and to be used on, a phone. We are keen to learn about the different browsing experiences and any problems that may face a particular 'phone. Development is still under way to deliver more services and further content will be rolled out incrementally up to the full launch in mid September.

I worked from home, today, on, among other things, a first draft of my speech for the President's Dinner on 9th September. Organised, or what!?