Why

Welcome to Architectural Challenges

Welcome

What I hope to achieve with this blog, is to talk about Architectual Challenges in Intelligent Automation Platforms and Robotics Process Automation (RPA) technologies and what to expect when starting with the journey. Some lessons learned, technical tips and how to work solve tricky non-documented details.

Also, I will be talking about general topics around the role of an IT Architect.

Technologies which I have long experience with are UiPath and BluePrism. I have implemented several enterprise ready platforms in private cloud, public cloud (Azure) and on-premise.

My background and focus is heavily in security and compliance, technical infrastructure and operational management. As these are the base building blocks for onboarding RPA with enterprise level readiness.

Why?

Why another blog about Intelligent Automation, RPA or hype when there are some many of them already?

During these years when I have been working with IA platforms, I have noticed that there is quite little technical information about the area, only high level commercial information and about business aspect of Intelligent Automation.

Of course, there are vendor specific forums and discussion available, like example UiPath Community Forum (which is absolutely great when you are focusing on automating solutions or have problems in general with the product).

But problem what I find, is that most often there are no discussion or too little of successful implementations from technical aspect of the platform, not just the tools. Especially with large scale, and what to expect. How to tackle issues with security, availability and really have real mature approach in doing things.

Idea of starting a blog has slowly gained traction in my head, and eventually I decided that, if there are no information or discussion available, it is time for someone to do something about it. I want to share my knowledge and experience to others. This time focus on the technical side of it, without forgetting about people and processes, which are the other two corner stones of Intelligent Automation.