Business Continuity Management

Business Continuity Management

Lech J. Janczewski (University of Auckland, New Zealand) and Andrew M. Colarik (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-583-2.ch014


Business continuity management is a process aimed at reducing disruptions caused by disasters and security failures that could be the results of natural phenomena, accidents, failure of equipment, or deliberate human acts. Among the last of the results are cyber-terrorist attacks or acts of information warfare. A long time ago, it was proven that the present level of technology allows for the elimination of pilots from the cockpits of large commercial jets. A huge jumbo jet is able to take off, fly to the opposite side of the globe, and land safely without human intervention. With this knowledge, we must wonder why airline pilots spend so much time on flight simulators, and why pilots are still needed in the front of the plane. The answer is really quite simple: they are rigorously trained to handle emergency situations.

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