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Angry105417d"to this day I remain convinced the only reason it was never hacked is that everything scanning it thought it was a honeypot."
You thought you were just ranting but instead you gave us an incredible life hack!
heyheni1892317dMaybe if you ideate some improved user facing features and get together with a ux designer to make a quick andn dirty www.framer.com prototype with live data. You could pitch and test it to those who use this documentation tool. In order to win over the higher ups.
It's important to stress the benefits to the user and especially the opportunity costs to management in numbers. Opportunity cost is lost money. for example:
"If we continue to use our legacy documentation software we loose x amount of money this year because of high maintenance costs (x$) and security riscs (potential big GDPR fine). With this new shiney tool we will be able to be compliant with x regulation and the user will be able to task x 30% faster. Which leads to an increase in x amount of efficiency which will lead to an x$ amount of profit this year."
Here some useful knowledge to use to convince managers.
Loss aversion - Wikipedia:, refers to people's tendency to prefer avoiding losses to gaines
Opportunity cost - Wikipedia
Also think on how loss aversion is at play here. Your client don't want to loose what he has (to be used on the pile of shit) even if he knows the new solution would be better.