Nick Parker has one of the more interesting jobs in the PC business right now. As corporate vice president for Microsoftís OEM division, he manages the companyís relationships with PC manufacturers, including sales and licensing of Windows.
Itís not always an easy job. Microsoft ruffled a few feathers last year when it started selling its own Surface tablets, effectively competing with its hardware partners. And Windows 8 has taken some of the blame for the slump in the PC business, although the popularity of tablets hasnít helped.