VANCOUVER, B.C. – October 31, 2011 – Vision Critical, a leading global technology and research firm, announced today that it has entered a partnership agreement with Tiburon Research, an independent market research firm dedicated to high quality fieldwork in Russia and the Ukraine. This partnership enables Tiburon Research to access Vision Critical’s SparqTM online community panel platform that helps companies in every industry to quickly and easily connect with their customers and gain the insight needed to make better business decisions. Vision Critical now has direct access to the Russian and Ukrainian marketplaces which have a rapidly growing market research industry that regularly conducts large volumes of research. Vision Critical has also created the Springboard Russia and Ukraine panel powered by Tiburon Research that will provide Vision Critical’s customers with access to reliable and affordable regional panels in seven countries and access to over 300,000 new panellists in Russia and the Ukraine. With this agreement, Tiburon Research expands their global footprint to include Canada, the US, the UK, Australia and New Zealand, in addition to Russia and Ukraine. About Tiburon Research Tiburon Research is an independent field & tab company dedicated to high quality online fieldwork in Russia and Ukraine. They offer state of the art proprietary online panels and a time-proved network of panel partners to address your needs. They also offer programming, hosting and data processing. For more information, please visit www.tiburon-research.ru. About Vision Critical Vision Critical pairs the world’s leading market research specialists with the most innovative software developers, marrying the speed and power of on-line technology with the precision of market research. Serving over 600 global brands through offices across North America, Europe, Australia and our Global Partner program, Vision Critical creates powerful software and research solutions like Sparq™, the world’s leading community panel platform. Follow Vision Critical on Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/visioncritical.