Following rumors of an IPO back in September, and a public plan to shift shares of VMWare back in November, Dell has reportedly passed a vote that will allow the company to go public again. Dell decided to go private in 2013, but a spokesman told Techcrunch that the PC maker will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange once again. With today's vote, Ray Wang, founder and principal analyst at Constellation Research, says the company is looking to move away from activist investors like Icahn and Elliott Management to more traditional institutional investors. “Michael Dell is attempting to rid his short-term activist shareholders for more mid- to long-term institutional types as he goes public again,” Wang explained. As the company returns to the public markets, it means it is in the fairly unique position of going from public to private to public again. Dell originally went public in 1988 before taking the company private again in 2013 in a $24.4 billion buy-back.