Dell Computer Corp. shareholders approved a proposal July 18 to change the company's name to Dell Inc., a move that management felt better reflects its broader range of technology products and services.

Dell stockholders, gathered in Austin for their annual meeting, endorsed the change for the nation's largest computer maker.

CEO Michael Dell said the company's focus on servers and storage systems is largely accountable for the need for a name change. The company has moved from making only computer hardware to a range of technology products and services.


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