There are a lot of people out there that travel constantly for business. With this comes the security threat of company data being lost or stolen. While working for Dulles International Airport, I realized that probably 1 out of every 10 people coming through security checkpoints carried a laptop. We did have incidents where laptops were damaged, or someone had picked up the wrong laptop, or someone had picked up their laptop and it was forever gone. Due to this issue, I realized that people were losing not only personal data but company data as well. Now working for PC Retro Rentals, I see where it would be better for the constantly traveling business person to carry sensitive company data on a portable flash drive and then just rent a laptop upon arrival at their hotel. This bypasses the issue of a missing laptop, missing company and personal data, and makes things much easier on the traveler. I was reading an article about how often airport thefts of laptops happen, and considering the rates as to how many times this happens, I definitely think that the benefits of renting a laptop to use while on a business trip far outweigh the possible theft of data while traveling.
Protect your data, and rent a laptop.