The place I'm currently consulting at wants to move certain employees that are out in the field from laptops to tablets. There is one custom in-house app we wrote in .Net that is pretty much the only thing these employees need.

The tablets will need to be secure and robust enough to be outside and tossed around a bit.

They want to go to iPads and port the app over. I'm trying to tell them that it will be more cost-effective to get Win7/8 tablets than to port the .Net app to iOS. We are a MS shop, with only two Macs in the whole operation, and no iOS devices anyway.

Help... as much as I'd love to play with new devices and technologies, I just see this as good money after bad.