in reply to
Compelling arguments urgently required
The suggestion of going through the archives of the Perl advocacy list is a good one. Joining that list and asking your question there is also a good idea, albeit one that will get you bad advice along with the good.
Look particularly for Phil Moore's posts. He's at Morgan Stanley where he's had success with getting his company to help fund Perl development. Even better, he's candid about the areas in which he hasn't been successful.
They laughed at Joan of Arc, but she went right ahead and built it. --Gracie Allen