We made 10 predictions this time last year so it's time to see how we did.We made\u00a010 predictions this time last year\u00a0so it's time to see how we did.\u2022 Self-healing and\u00a0utility computing\u00a0will be all the talk. This stuff popped up in product road maps from IBM to Veritas to Microsoft. But it's still mostly talk. Industry watchers say the promise is still seven to 10 years off.\u2022\u00a0Web services standards will progress, but companies will restrict projects to behind the firewall. True enough. The standards are widely accepted, but inter-company Web services remains bleeding edge despite acceptance of WS-Security as the building block for security.\u2022 We'll hear more about\u00a0business impact management, the idea of managing the network for application performance. That buzzword has faded away, but the basic premise is alive and well. Companies such as BMC and Mercury Interactive delivered products.\u2022 The arrival of wireless Ethernet cards that support\u00a0802.11a\u00a0and\u00a0802.11b\u00a0will spur adoption of 802.11a in the enterprise. We plain missed the fact that\u00a0802.11g\u00a0- compatible with 11a and 11b - would cause a stir in '03. But many customers say they will stick with 11b for now and move to 11a instead of 11g because the latter has fewer channels and is more prone to interference.\u2022 VoIP vendors will trumpet the benefits of\u00a0SIP, which is music to the ears of customers holding off on VoIP investments. Mostly right. While major players such as 3Com, Avaya and Cisco dragged their feet on offering SIP gear,\u00a0Alcatel, Mitel,\u00a0Nortel\u00a0and Siemens have pushed ahead.\u2022 The FCC will loosen telecom regulations, the industry will start to invest but one of the Bells will acquire WorldCom. Wrong on all accounts. Telco capex was down another 21% in '03, and WorldCom, now\u00a0MCI, is still solo.\u2022 Multifunction security boxes will grow in popularity. Right on. Large and small vendors alike are hawking appliances that combine firewall, intrusion detection and blocking, Web filtering, spam and anti-virus protection.\u2022 True\u00a010G Ethernet switches\u00a0will arrive, but the equipment will be expensive and the market still young. Most vendors deliver - Extreme, Cisco, Foundry, Force10, Enterasys - but the 5,000 ports shipped, according to IDC, represented less than $100 million, a fraction of the $12 billion Ethernet market. Young indeed.\u2022 PC-based servers will continue their ascendancy, with power and features that rival high-end enterprise boxes. Another layup. The industry is shifting to commodity components. IDC says "spending on industry standard x86 processor-based servers (32- and 64-bit) has already surpassed RISC as the dominant server processor platform."\u2022 Server consolidation will continue unabated and blades will take off. Right on the consolidation front anyway, and everyone is in the\u00a0blade game\u00a0now, but sales haven't exactly skyrocketed.Roughly seven right, depending on how you count it. Not bad. In January we'll look out over 2004.