The vote to go private places Dell on firm footing to pursue its strategy, according to one industry observer.
"It puts a lot of the uncertainty behind the company," said analyst Jeff Kaplan, managing director and founder of Thinkstrategies.
"The uncertainty drives people away," Kaplan added. "We've seen a dramatic decline in demand for Dell's services. Given the dramatic shift in customer preferences and buying behavior, the sooner they can pursue that strategy, the better opportunity they have to succeed."