Dell Wants to Drop "Computer" from Its Name
May 6, 2003
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Dell Computer Corp., the world's largest personal computer maker, wants to drop computer from its official name as it has diversified beyond desktops into servers and storage systems, according to its shareholder proxy filed with regulators.

Dell has said it wants to be called Dell Inc. because it better reflects its evolution. In its filing, the company said that while it began as a supplier of personal computers, its capabilities were now much broader, "and we are a leading seller of servers, storage systems and other technology products and services."

Dell said in its annual report for the year ended Jan. 31, 2003 that desktop computer systems and notebook computers, including services, software and other associated technology, accounted for about 80 percent of its revenues. The company recently began selling its own brand of handheld computers, computer printers, and network switches.

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