Last week we came clean on our 2002 predictions (we got about half right), and now it's time to turn our cracked glass on '03.Last week\u00a0we came clean on our 2002 predictions (we got about half right), and now it's time to turn our cracked glass on '03.)\u2022 Call it what you will - self-healing, autonomic or utility computing -\u00a0automation\u00a0will be all the talk. HP, IBM and Sun have come out with platforms, and Cisco has devices that manage themselves. This will be the year that long-term plans take shape.\u2022\u00a0Web services\u00a0standards will continue on a fast track to maturation, but companies will continue to restrict most projects to behind the firewall, and Web services integration between companies will remain a bleeding-edge adventure.\u2022 Server consolidation continues as users scramble to economize by putting applications on more powerful machines.\u00a0Blades\u00a0will take off as a means of consolidating management, but\u00a0Intel's Itanium is still a gamble.\u2022 We'll hear much more about\u00a0business impact management, the holistic idea of managing the network for application performance instead of managing the pieces - networks, systems, servers applications and databases.\u2022 The arrival of combo 802.11 wireless Ethernet interface cards that support\u00a0802.11a\u00a0(54M bit\/sec) and\u00a0802.11b\u00a0(11M bit\/sec) spur adoption of 802.11a in the enterprise, but 802.11b remains the hot-spot technology of choice. Cometa Networks, the AT&T\/IBM\/Intel effort to build a national public Wi-Fi network, struggles as it tries to figure out how to make money.\u2022 Voice-over-IP vendors trumpet the benefits of\u00a0Session Initiation Protocol, which is music to the ears of customers holding off on VoIP investments because they don't want to commit to VoIP today, only to have to upgrade to SIP down the road.\u2022 PC-based servers continue their ascendancy, with power and features that rival high-end enterprise boxes. What's more, high-end features such as failover continue to trickle down to lower-end boxes. Fat PCs outfitted with\u00a0Linux\u00a0continue to be a nice migration path for Sun Sparc customers.\u2022 The Federal Communications Commission loosens telecom regulations, the industry recovers a bit and it starts to invest more, but\u00a0WorldCom\u00a0can't go it alone and is acquired by one of the Bells.\u2022 On the\u00a0security\u00a0front, vendors emphasize effort to integrate features once found in multiple products into multifunction boxes or core network gear.\u2022 True 10G bit\/sec Ethernet switches arrive, but it's still early days, and the equipment is too expensive to make much of an effect.