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This chapter examines the expansion of remote network solutions, reviews the accessibility considerations for remote service availability and considers securing remote and mobile resource access. Mobile access will typically enjoy lower bandwidth connections than wired workstations in the enterprise. Although newer wireless solutions continue to provide higher speeds of transfer, designers of applications for mobile access should keep in mind data transfer limitations as well as smaller display capabilities and limited haptic interface options such as the obvious lack of a mouse. An inventory of mobile devices in use within the organization should be conducted regularly, to ensure that enterprise resources are made available in an accessible manner. Information aggregators, dashboards, and Web portals can aid the mobile user by providing a single target for accessing enterprise resources. Many devices such as mobile hotspots and WiFi-enabled cell phones enter and leave areas, requiring regular site reviews.