HUGHES MOVES TO SPEED FILE TRANSFERS, BUILD 'INTRANET'

IRWINDALE, Calif. -- Hughes Family Markets here is installing software to enhance file transfers and build a sophisticated internal communications network using Internet-developed technology.The retailer is now conducting store-to-corporate file transfers in five minutes, a dramatic improvement over the three hours previously required to upload information to the corporate mainframe, company officials

IRWINDALE, Calif. -- Hughes Family Markets here is installing software to enhance file transfers and build a sophisticated internal communications network using Internet-developed technology.

The retailer is now conducting store-to-corporate file transfers in five minutes, a dramatic improvement over the three hours previously required to upload information to the corporate mainframe, company officials said.

The software also provides the foundation for a companywide "intranet

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