It was a very difficult decision to leave IBM after 14 years. I was a proud IBMer, and IBM afforded me many opportunities for career advancement and education. However, once the current CEO took over the company, it was profit over everything. Profit over product quality, profit over employees, profit over innovation, and even profit over their own vision, mission and values as a company. I will not go into any further details, but whomever considers IBM must accept the inevitable risk of offshoring, and the resulting layoffs.